Stuckist photographers

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The Stuckist Photographers are a group of photographers who apply the values of the Stuckist painters to photography.


The Stuckist Photographers were founded in London advocating feeling, ideas and personal expression. [1] This was a development of the Stuckism movement from painting into film and photography. [2]] Stuckist Photographers They share many of the ideals uniting the Stuckist painters. [3]

The Stuckist Photographers were brought about when Dunstan asked, "Is there a place for photography in Stuckism?" The photography group is independent of the artists' group, but in alliance with it. The photographers also state that they are a Remodernist group, meaning that their aspiration is to establish "a new spirituality in art".[4]

Gina's Restaurant, a photograph by Charles Thomson (centre). He states: "The photos that I am in, I took with the camera held at arm's length."[5]

The Manifesto of the Stuckist Photographers states 11 points, among them:

Concepts with integrity are at the heart of the Stuckist photograph
The Stuckist Photographer develops vision and reality
The Stuckist Photographer has depth, soul, heart, love and passion for the art of photography[6]

An exhibition of the Stuckist Photographers, their first major show, took place at the Lady Lever Art Gallery as part of The Stuckists Punk Victorian show during the 2004 Liverpool Biennial.[7] Jesse Richards wrote in NY Arts of Wolf Howard's photography: "beautiful haunting images that seem to be from a world long gone by." He said " The work of Andy Bullock on the other hand, and Dunstan to a slightly lesser degree unfortunately smacks of them being conceptual artists in Stuckist clothing". [8]

The other current members are Wolf Howard, Ella Guru and Charles Thomson. They each take a different approach to photography. Bullock, whose work is in the National Portrait Gallery, takes an introspective and sometimes political stance. Dunstan uses his facility as a commercial photography to address the question of beauty, as well as environmental issues and the effects of technology, such as airborne "tube dust". He has worked for i-D, GQ, Dazed & Confused, The Financial Times and The Observer, musicians including Ice-T, Aqualung and Asher D, and campaigns for Paul Smith. Howard works exclusively with pinhole photographs, and Thomson records his everyday experiences with a "snap-shot vocabulary".[4]

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ page 70, Stuckism International: The Stuckist Decade 1999-2009 Paperback by Robert Janas (Author), Look Inside on Amazon:
  2. ^ page 78, Stuckism International. See above.
  3. ^ The Stuckists: Punk Victorian - Frank Milner, National Museums Liverpool, 2004. Page 140 from Google snippet view
  4. ^ a b "The Stuckist Photographers Accessed April 21, 2006
  5. ^ "Charles Thomson" Accessed April 21, 2006
  6. ^ "The Manifesto of the Stuckist Photographers" Accessed April 21, 2006
  7. ^ Critique of Stuckist Photographers at Lady Lever
  8. ^ LIVERPOOL BIENNIAL: Stuck In Liverpool – By Jesse Richards

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