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U + ME = US

U + ME = US
12th September 2017 - 24th September 2017
Ocean Studios Gallery/Cafe


U + ME = US



Under the heading “U + ME = US” Jojo is making a series of projects featuring “real people” over the next two years, exploring different categories, (such as “fathers and sons” and “people and pooches” both currently in development) in a quest to capture something of the essence of the mystery that connects us to those we love.

Photographing his subjects in their domestic settings and using a traditional approach (including sepia toning the final images), creates a powerful juxtaposition between the apparent oldness of the photographic object and the contemporary feel of the subjects who sit for his camera.

Jojo has been documenting the people of Plymouth, in books and exhibitions for twenty years and although best known for his naked portraits, he has made projects in which his subjects have kept their clothes on: this exhibition features no nudity!