Only The Sunny Hours:
Contemporary Photography with a Brownie 127

Alex Dewart

Curated by Cally Trench

Only The Sunny Hours: Contemporary Photography with a Brownie 127

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Alex Dewart writes: Using the Brownie is very different to the digital camera in many ways. Loading the film, waiting for a sunny day, only eight frames at a time, getting the number in the centre of the window without overshooting, wrapping and posting the film, the tension filled wait for the developed photos to drop through the letterbox ... When the photos do arrive, they seem like precious jewels. I look at my motherís photos, carefully posted in albums. What care people used to take. Now we take a million photos, post them on Facebook and never look at them again. I wanted to recapture a little of the preciousness of the Brownie era. The photos are of myself and friends, taken mostly in private domestic places. They have been carefully mounted in fabric-covered hinged box frames to become precious objects, like little domestic icons.

Brownie 127 photography by Alex Dewart

Alex Dewart, Cally (2015)
127 film, 4 x 6 inch B/W print,

Brownie 127 photography by Alex Dewart

Alex by Cally (2015)
127 film, 4 x 6 inch B/W print,

Brownie 127 photography by Alex Dewart

Alex Dewart, Carol (2016)
127 film, 4 x 6 inch B/W print,

Brownie 127 photography by Alex Dewart

Alex by Carol (2016)
127 film, 4 x 6 inch B/W print,

Brownie 127 photography by Alex Dewart

Alex Dewart, Olga (2016)
127 film, 4 x 6 inch B/W print,

Brownie 127 photography by Alex Dewart

Alex by Olga (2016)
127 film, 4 x 6 inch B/W print,

Brownie 127 photography by Alex Dewart

Alex Dewart, Diane (2016)
127 film, 4 x 6 inch B/W print,

Brownie 127 photography by Alex Dewart

Alex by Diane (2016)
127 film, 4 x 6 inch B/W print,

Facebook 1 by Alex Dewart

Alex Dewart, Facebook: Carol with Alex (2016)
25cm x 20cm x 8cm

Alex Dewart is a painter and printmaker whose recent work examines memorials and statues commemorating the deceased and famous. Recent exhibitions in Berlin, Heroes and Villains and Who is a Heroine?, feature paintings based on black-and-white photographs of statues of prominent people, many of whose reputations are open to dispute. Alex Dewart was born in Northern Ireland, and is based in Marlow and Berlin. She has an MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins.

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Only The Sunny Hours: Contemporary Photography with a Brownie 127