The Field Kitchen’s latest exhibition is by photographer Matt Paish and features images from North Korea, India, Myanmar and Hong Kong. The images were taken while on a two-year travel adventure, spanning 17 countries when one of Matt’s few possessions was a camera.
A few shots were taken in North Korea; a place often characterised by what is concealed rather than what is on view. These photos are candid, captured in natural light, and some taken from a distance. A couple are even shot ‘from the hip’ to avoid detection.
The presence of shadows and silhouettes is a recurring theme, playing on the dichotomy between the visible and the concealed.
MOMENTS KEPT is inspired by the idea that unremarkable moments can be rendered remarkable by a photograph. There’s often an abrupt, disordered relationship between the story and the storyteller.
Matt’s images have featured in national newspapers and magazines including Vice Magazine, What Digital Camera, National Geographic Traveller, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and The Times. In 2017, he exhibited at The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography in Moscow, sharing wall space with Martin Parr and Eric Lafforgue.
Moments Kept can be viewed at The Field Kitchen until 30th November.