Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Shaun Bloodworth: Underground

The man responsible for the majority of Rinse FM's photography and early documentation of FWD>> and an idol of mine, Shaun Bloodworth is holding his first solo exhibition this spring in Sheffield.

For anyone interested in UK underground music, Rinse FM or just good photography this is an unmissable exhibition.

"Shaun Bloodworth mounts his first exhibition of Photographs and Film, documenting the UK and US electronic bass music scenes, since 2005 . With over 200 pictures from FWD>>, DMZ, Low End Theory, NYC and Sonar. There will also be collaborative work from GiveUpArt, Humanstudio and Peter & Paul.

'Underground' is a set of portraits, documenting a snapshot of cultural history from the past six years. It's a celebration of a niche, driven by dedication, away from the mainstream music stream.

Most of the subjects are of a different generation to me, a group who are much maligned by the media - accused of being lazy, consumer-driven and selfish. However, I consistently find the opposite to be true - they are hardworking, talented and driven by personal experiences, living their lives to the full.

I fell into their world by chance, a returned favour creating a new path for me, and now find myself bizarrely and happily part of it. Over the past twenty years I've been lucky enough to travel the world , see incredible things and meet amazing people, but nothing has inspired me more than those featured in 'Underground'.

If there's one thing I've learned from this journey, its never to judge a book by its cover."

The exhibition 'UNDERGROUND' will open 28th April until May 14th, in Sheffield UK, with a special ticket only event on May 7th, with DJ sets from MaryAnne Hobbs and Grievous Angel.

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