Internationally acclaimed photographers Anderson & Low have turned their attention onto the Science Museum’s much-loved collection of maritime models to create an exhibition full of beautiful ghostly images.
The maritime models were displayed for almost half a century in the Science Museum’s Shipping Galleries before the galleries were closed in 2012. The models have been subject to careful conservation over the last five years.
This new series of photographs by Anderson & Low gives new life to the models by considering the way they represent much larger themes of fantasy, adventure and exploration.
Created using only ambient light, the photographs explore the mini dramas represented by the ships.
All kinds are ships are represented from warships to Thames barges, each veiled under a mysterious atmospheric mist.
Whilst some photographs are considered Turneresque seascapes, others create an almost surreal aspect where it is difficult to distinguish if the ship is real or a model.
It is this question of perception that intrigued Anderson & Low who provide a series of quotes that illustrate the way that science and art are often intrinsically linked in looking at the world in different ways.
This attractive and interesting free exhibition provides an opportunity to consider how even the most mundane of subjects can be transformed by re- imagining the context and how they are visually presented.
Voyages by Anderson & Low runs from the 14th March to 25th June 2017.
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Visiting London Guide Rating – Highly Recommended
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