Derek Ridgers at Old Truman Brewery


If you are in London this weekend, don’t miss the ‘pop-up show’ by Derek Ridgers at the Truman Brewery, only until Sunday. I went to the opening on Thursday evening and couldn’t resist taking a few pictures – some here but many more on Facebook.


As well as some of the pictures of well-known pop stars he took for the New Musical Express and other newspapers and magazines, there are some of the powerful portraits of skinheads and others, noncommissioned work that is a part of his important documentary of youth culture back in the 1980s and 90s.


I’ve mentioned before that Derek and I both belonged to a small group of photographers who met regularly in West London to criticize each others work, in a no-holds barred way that quickly sorted out a few weaker souls who came but couldn’t stand the heat. We organised a number of shows together at the Orleans Gallery in Twickenham and the Watermans Arts Centre in Brentford, inviting a number of other photographers to take part.


Slightly fewer of the pictures than I had hoped for came out sharp, as somehow the Fuji seems to have ignored the exposure setting I made caerfully at the start at the session, telling it to use Auto-ISO from a minimum ISO400 up to ISO3200, with a minimum shutter speed of 1/200s.


Although the settings appear to be made correctly, halfway through the evening the camera decided to work at ISO 200 and let the shutter speed drop as low as was needed, and I failed to notice the change.

Here are the details:

Fri 05 October 11-9pm
Sat 06 October 11-6pm
Sun 07 October 11-6pm

Curated by FAYE DOWLING¬† –¬†Presented as part of ARTBLOCK at the Old Truman Brewery

The Derek Ridgers Pop Up celebrates the publication of the artists monograph ‘Derek Ridgers: Photographs’ published by Carpet Bombing Culture 28.09.18

A series of special limited editions prints – signed and numbered by Derek will be available throughout the event.

Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane
G4 Gallery Space. Entrance at Ely’s Yard,
15 Hanbury Street. E1 6Q

More pictures on Facebook


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