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Tom Heatley

Photographer in Brighton United Kingdom

Brighton based photographer Tom Heatley's work represents a wider interest in the practice of research through art, and photography’s relationship to knowledge. Musing on the colour red, he considers the most iconic image of red in photography: the darkroom. The sensitivity of photographic paper in a black and white darkroom necessitates the use of low frequency visible light to be used to illuminate the working space. In other words, the only safe light is red.

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Musings on the Colour Red

@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2015

"Blood is maybe redder than red, because of it's associations in art and in culture."

Tom Heatley
's presentation from PechaKucha Night Bexhill-on-Sea Vol. 1 opens with the most essential image of the colour red in photography: the safe light in a darkroom, and moves through a collection of images and wide ranging associations with blood, danger, sex, sacrifice, socialism and courage.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, Novermber 24th, 2015. 

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Bexhill-on-Sea @ De La Warr Pavilion
Oct 01, 2015