The isolated space can be a source of inspiration. Exit. No Exit. explores life as documented by Graham Cooper.
Camera and other angles
“I have been making pictures throughout my working life and beyond. During my 35 years in education I managed a fairly regular output despite the necessary demands of the job. This was often enough to have solo and group exhibitions in Braintree and in the wider region. Most of this work was of mixed media and semi abstract in nature and I continue to use this process to this day. However, since retiring from teaching my interest in photography has developed, mainly through the introduction of digital processes, which has meant being increasingly drawn to certain forms of image manipulation. This, for me can lead to more nuanced interpretations and creative freedom. The work is often prompted by aspects of contemporary culture and the human condition and how to comment on and to express feelings that arise from this. In recent years I have shown work at Mill Tye Gallery, Gallery in the Garden, the Essex Open and the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. In the last two years it has been hard to ignore how the pandemic has affected our lives and this has obviously contributed to the ideas expressed in some of these works.”
Graham Cooper 2022