I'm not on the best of moods at the moment - tired and mardy. And one of the things annoying me is that, in terms of lighting for cameras, we're virtually living in Edwardian times. Look at all this shit:
All I wanted was a portable softbox, nothing difficult. But I had to spend £130 to get a shit-list of heavy duty crap that I have to haul around and put together like the sort of tent that Jerome K. Jerome would have recognised. Hello?! It's 2017 - minute round black screws that will get lost the second time they are used are not needed. Steel knitting needles like tiny tent poles that you have to force into a piece of round plastic with the attendant risk of ripping the reflector / cutting open your palms are not needed. Flimsy horrible black nylon bags with velcro fastenings are not needed - what IS all this crap? Have you been to a festival in the last 25 years? HERE'S A CONCEPT FOR YOU, ELINCHROM: POP UP TENTS. They're a thing, they have been for decades. You …
I hope to go back next weekend as I only had about five minutes in there today but whoa! It brought me up short - I've visited White Cube a number of times previously but I've never wanted to go back to revisit something I've seen until today. It's late and I'm tired so I'll not write now - hopefully I will have more to say after a longer visit. All I would say is that if you get the chance, do go - it's not particularly child friendly, I'd suggest, but for adults it is thought-provoking, stimulating.
Oh, and for the photo nerds: taken with a Fuji X-Pro 2 and 35mm f2. I don't know what shutter speed or aperture - sorry! A bit of fiddling in photoshop to straighten it up and here it is.
Went back yesterday and the exhibition was in the process of being dismantled. :(