FLOW Photofest is an international festival celebrating photography in all its forms held biennially across the north of Scotland. We are delighted to be hosting three exhibitions across our gallery spaces as part of this year’s FLOW Photofest programme as well as the festival’s official opening. #InvMAG #FLOW #FLOWPhotofest #Inverness
“In 1971 when I was visiting Inverness I decided to pursue photography as a possible career . . .” For the last fifteen years, this self-taught artist has used camera-less techniques to collaborate with nature. Various forms of water, firefly light, wind, and other natural phenomena are the inspiration for his picture making. Michael Flomen’s work is now held in various collections across the world. FLOW Photofest are delighted that having been inspired to take up photography as a career while visiting Inverness in 1971, we are hosting the Scottish premier of his work. Image: the Artist
Jana Romanova: Waiting
Jana Romanova works with photography and video to accomplish both her personal projects and assignments around the world with a portfolio of international projects, talks and exhibitions. Her personal projects are mainly focused on the topics of community and collective identity of post-Soviet countries.
FLOW Photofest are delighted to be showing her series ‘Waiting’. It is early morning and young Russian couples, inhabitants of Saint Petersburg and Moscow, are sleeping in their bedrooms. They’re preparing to become parents, the camera documents both their poses and also the details of their interiors in these intimate portraits. Image: the Artist
Hannah Laycock: Perceiving Identity
Hannah Laycock specialises in portrait and fine-art photography, currently inspired by her diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in 2013. Her subtle, contemplative and sensuous work on MS contributes to contemporary photography, particularly art and portrait photography, and to illness narratives that come in various forms in contemporary culture: from memoirs to performance art. In this body of work, Perceiving Identity, she explores her feelings of uncertainty, fear, loss, liberation, relationships and intimacy, intuitively delving into and questioning the notion of neurological ‘lack’. Image: the Artist
31 August – 28 September