In Robert Lang's first UK solo show, 'Filthy Gorgeous Camden Town', the girls themselves are undoubtedly the celebrated main attraction and inspiration behind the photo series. Having moved to Camden, London in 2001 in his late teens, Lang playfully captured moments in the young girls lives on their wild nights outs and in around Camden in the early noughties. The resulting images encapsulate an inhibited moment in time, they transport us into the scene; they hand us a can of Red Stripe and invite us to dress up, roll up and worry about tomorrow, tomorrow. The women ooze raw female empowerment and guttural feral vivaciousness. Accompanied by the exhibition will be a launch of a zine with a selection of photos spanning from 2005 – 2010.
"We crawled the nightlife and house parties documenting the nights".
"I only selected women in the photographs as they were more unrestrained than the boys. It was quite the time to be living in Camden when everything was Indie, Rock, Punk, Vintage and we never left Camden to go out anywhere else. I always carried a camera, so I was always photographing. Everything was very natural and organic. These women were smart, fashionable and witty; they represented everything about our period at that time in London."
'Filthy Gorgeous Camden Town' exhibited 14th-17th July 2016 at Doomed Gallery, London.
The 30 page photo book documents Judy’s self-portraits in diary form depicting her in intimate and a vulnerable state as the subject of self-awareness is questioned.
The photos portray who Judy is and who she wants to be as she was stripped of this choice when she was created. Judy has only ever been treated as a sexualized possession and like anyone else feels to need to be desired but was made to be your sexual fantasy and a product of capitalism.
The result of Judy’s journey is 21 colour images photographed in Los Angeles including collages of herself over dreamy landscapes manifesting a need to escape and explore.
EXHIBTION Space Place Gallery in partnership with the Nizhniy Tagil Museum of Fine Arts, Nizhny Tagil, Russia - September 4–October 18, 2020
Nizhny Tagil Museum of Fine Arts, Russia March 17– April 1, 2020
Soft Cover perfect bound, 24 Pages, 8.5×11 in, 22×28 cm - Limited edition run
A 24 page Zine printed with matte ink and semi gloss cover documenting the Venice Beach boardwalk and its local characters who are fighting off the forthcoming technology companies who threaten to turn Venice into Silicone Beach.
The 30 page photo book features the fine-art photography of body form portraiture capturing the intimacy of Judy and John and the beauty of the anatomy of the plastic blow up doll figure in 22 images. The new book portrays the bonding and intimacy between Judy and John concluding her journey in self-portraits.
'Idolatry' is the follow up photo book to “The Emancipation of Judy’ released in 2017 that documented Judy’s self-portraits in diary form depicting her in intimate and a vulnerable state as the subject of self-awareness is questioned.
The subject covers vulnerability between two objects and photographing silhouettes abstracted into sculpture to portray the declaration of love.