Ahead still lies our future

Today I am sharing one of my favourite pieces of work from the Format festival.

Sohrab Hura 'The song of sparrows in a hundred days of summer'

 Thomas J. Duffield ©2017

Thomas J. Duffield ©2017

 Thomas J. Duffield ©2017

Thomas J. Duffield ©2017

'Barwani in the central state of Madhya Pradesh in India is one of the hottest regions in the country. Since 2013 I have been photographing the summer in Savariyapani, a small village panchayat secluded amongst the barren landscape of this region. With little rainfall and extreme temperatures life here can sometimes take on an unexpected reality in the twilight moments of the heat.'  - Sohrab Hura

For me, the photographs offer a gentle and beautiful insight into the pace of life during these hot summer days. Human priorities stripped back to the simplicity of enduring the heat. Furthermore, the presentation of the photographs was enchanting. They where mounted in positions that almost resembled the pages of a book, the white spaces of the mount board giving them a great presence. The window mounts allowed my eyes to rest so comfortably on the images, promoting a slow and more gradual discovery of the work. This is a great example of small details all coming together for the good of the photographs themselves - the work deserves it.

Next week : Inspired, I search for a printer and a bespoke framing service that will allow me the same attention to detail.

Thanks for reading! and thanks to Sohrab Hura for sharing the work at Derby.

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