Snaps at The Slaughterblouse

Snaps at The Slaughterblouse

Shooting snapshots can be immensely liberating. It’s instinctive photography – shooting from the him, shooting emotionally, relying on gut feeling and throwing rules and caution to the wind.

The 60 Minute Snapshot exhibition at The Slaughterblouse in Highgate celebrates the snapshot in its varied incarnation. Featuring the works of 18 photographers who were given 60 minutes to shoot 60 frames during the Beaufort Street Festival in November 2010. Photographers shot to a chosen theme and presented 10 of their selected images for the exhibition.

Tucked away inside The Slaughterblouse boutique is a brilliant exhibition space – and the perfect home for these snapshots. I was really taken by the works of Adam Borello (who also took out the Critics’ Choice Awards at the exhibition), the quietly captured sideshows by Rhiannon Newton, Lauren Waye’s evocative shadow photographs, Bel Downie’s evocative images of after hours spaces and David and Rhonda Crocker’s amusing misadventures of Barry McGnome (you have to love photographers with a wicked sense of humour). In amongst the 18 exhibitors are my kissers – Goyder and Kat – who bravely and passionately pashed 60 times in an hour for my 60 Minute Snapshot!

Drop in to the Slaughterblouse between before February 3 to catch this show. The Slaughterblouse is located at 451 Beaufort Street, Highgate (opposite the Luxe Bar).

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