A day in the life of John Maclean involves a combination of shooting, editing and testing in his canal-side London studio. His workspace, orderly and linear, perfectly embodies the angular forms and jutting edges that characterise his photographic language.
"First thing in the morning I like to look at the prints I’ve made the day before."
"I have a daylight viewing booth which gives me a consistent light to judge colour by."
"If the weather is bad, I’ll be here in the studio working on new images during the day. Either shooting, or processing Raw files of images I’ve shot in the week previously."
"If I have a location shoot the following day – I’ll spend some time testing my camera and lighting equipment before packing it."
Published as part of the featured project:
by John MacLean
Flowers Gallery, London, UK
“John MacLean seeks out parallels between a beautiful but turbulent natural landscapes, and the psychology of humans which inhabit them.“
Daria Tuminas, Head of Unseen Book Market
Winner of the Unseen Dummy Award 2019, Moritz Jekat’s photobook Non ya is a portrayal of his newly formed multinational family in Berlin. By stripping away the associations of origin and heritage, each person, their surroundings and the everyday objects they interact with tell stories to create a new narrative of home.
“To date, traces of the Underground Railroad legacy in New York State are rare and selected. Bundles of Wood wishes to address this double standard in the way of preserving the local heritage and at the same time, giving multiple perspectives – abolitionists on one hand and fugitives on the other.“
"To me, Joana Choumali’s canvases are like visual poems, suggesting images more than showing them, making you feel and not only see. “Alba’hian” is a project that speaks directly to the observer’s subconscious, evoking memories from the past or allowing a connection with the image that goes well beyond what is immediately visible." - Maria Pia Bernardoni
Shortlisted for the 2019 Unseen Dummy Award, Ross Sawyer’s project The Future Isn’t What It Used To Be depicts self-made constructions seen through the eyes of the camera. Although deliberately refusing to replicate reality, his creations bear unusual similarities to the actual world.