John Minihan Photographs
Exhibition extended until Thursday 19th July 2012
Admission free- all welcome!
Video – John Minihan speaks about his life and work
The process of selection for an exhibition of Black and white photographs is very important, it’s the photographers role to edit and select the images in composition and content. The picture isolated within the frame will have captions written at the bottom of the image signed and editioned by the artist. It’s important to keep the viewer engaged, by making the show interesting. I have always been interested in photography’s role in literature with my portrait of Samuel Beckett pictured in a Paris café on Boulevard St. Jacques 1985. The image tells us a lot about the location. The ashtray full of cigarettes, the coffee cups, the expression of Beckett at the moment of being photographed, his eyes looking away from the camera. He implicates the viewer, inviting our closest scrutiny into the mystique of the Beckettain’s image. My own presence is there with the other cup….