Toby “fotobes” Mason at The Artist’s Residence
Using old school cameras to generate his own iconic cinematic style, Fotobes' limited edition work is extremely collectable and resonates with this generation's desire for something tangible that represents everyday life, its pace, its style and a sense of much under-rated mode of contentment. Having accrued a massive worldwide cult following who recognise the beauty of film photography and the rarity of capturing the essence of the noughties culture without digital tampering, Fotobes is now exhibiting his work at a selection of venues in city locations, initially in London and Brighton.
The collection 'Brighton: A Perspicuous Regard' currently hangs in the Artist’s Residence Hotel, where a selection of limited edition framed copies, signed by the artist, plus wooden block mounted photographs are available for sale. Speaking a new visual language, atmospheric, and almost always colourful: as a photographer Fotobes speaks directly to this generation. Using Russian Lomography cameras and working exclusively with 35mm film, these bright splashes of colour stand out perfectly against AR’s white washed walls.
“Some images evoke giddy feelings of life sped up. Others the tranquility and relaxation of life slowed down. But all of them remind that it’s the little things in life, the small moments – the changing seasons and the chance sightings – that can be the most moving.”T K Mason
Fotobes' work is born out of the underground film camera scene and often involves themes linking music, graffiti, daytrippers and momentary quiet contemplation and is known for his colourful and cinematic 'of our time' style and representation.
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Praise for Fotobes:
“Excellently composed, cinematic, gobsmacking colours, outstanding composition, cracking photos. Killer Silhouettes, beautiful shots. Atmospheric. Killing it - don't even bother shooting Brighton anymore, because Fotobes is destroying everyone. The next Martin Parr?”
Framed, mounted & signed, limited edition prints £120
Mounted & signed, limited edition prints £65
Small wooden blocks £45
Panoramic wooden blocks £85