Out of Date - The Catalogue
#OutofDate2022 - discordant glimpses and glitches from the past..
22 photographers from the UK and Europe agreed to collaborate in #OutOfDate2022, accepting a brief to capture modernist buildings and scenes using a cache of old slide films from the 1970s found discarded in long bankrupt haberdashery shop in Timperley.
The photographers taking part included Steve Marland (Manchester), Sapphire Goss (Folkstone) and Zoe Gruber (Dunfermline) along with international photographers including Carlos Baselga from Spain and Horia Brebeneanu from Romania.
The results were...mixed...
As might be expected, some of the slide film – four batches in total – showed nothing at all. Other slides - developed from film now almost 50 years old – offered just a few strange hints of their subject including cooling towers and balconies.
The successfully developed images range from bakelite switches to Manchester modernist landmarks such as the curvy Gateway House outside Piccadilly Station. Perhaps the most haunting are those images which when developed were all turquoise or with strange orange spots and evocatively grainy black and white images of tower blocks in Salford and cooling towers in Derbyshire.
The catalogue incudes some of our favourite images from the project.
Natalie Ainscough, Bill Ayres, Shirley Bainbridge, Carlos Baselga, Cinthia Baseler, Horia Brebeneanu, Annabel Cohen, Emily DeFelice, Ashiya Eastwood, John Ellis, Sapphire Goss, Zoe Gruber, Jack Hale, Susan Hallsworth, Simon Hadfield/Lisa Brown, Christopher Hopes, Stephen Marland, Lauren Mcintyre, Cal McNab, Alex Nelu, Matt Simpson and Michael Walsh.
48 pages 300gsm cover / 180 gsm inners
£10 plus p&p