The Stuckist Photographers are a group of photographers who apply the values of the Stuckist painters to photography.
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".
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
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".
Notes and references
- "The Stuckist Photographers liverpoolmuseums.org.uk. Accessed April 21, 2006
- "The Manifesto of the Stuckist Photographers" stuckismphotography.com. Accessed April 21, 2006
- "Charles Thomson" liverpoolmuseums.org.uk. Accessed April 21, 2006
- Stuckist Photographers official site
- The Stuckists Photographers on the Walker Art Gallery site
- Critique of Stuckist Photographers at Lady Lever