Douglas Brothers SEE/SAW Exhibition #INSITU
By Andrew Edwards, 17 July 2017
Photographers Andrew and Stuart Douglas rose to the peak of creative photography during the late 80s through to the mid-90s, after a separating of ways, going off to direct movies and commercials. 20 years on when the warehouse keeping their back catalogue was going to be destroyed, they came back together to revisit their works. Wanting to bring these back to a more contemporary audience they set on preparing this exhibition.
Working with the Douglas Brothers has been an absolute pleasure, producing limited edition archival pigment prints, which span the entire spectrum of their remarkable body of work. Bringing their artworks back to a familiar and also new audience, "Hempstead May have helped steer us back on the walls of the contemporary art world," says Stuart Douglas.
Using their traditional techniques with our state of the art drum scanners, to merge modern and original practices, we were given their original platinum prints and negatives to scan. While keeping the authenticity of the platinum prints we achieved the best colour and quality possible.
Some of these original platinum prints will go up in the National Portrait Gallery from the 9th August 2017 - 28th January 2018 in a show called - Out of the Shadows: Portraits by the Douglas Brothers
The exhibition SEE/SAW at the Art Bermondsey Project Space in London was superb. Opening on a warm summers evening, the gallery was packed with an abundance of people; and it was inspiring to see the images framed in all their glory.