Sean Roche has contributed to various publications in live music, fashion and documentary photography. Hours & Minutes is Roche’s first major public gallery exhibition.
Hours & Minutes is a compilation of simply put, personable, but pithy photographs taken in locations across Australia and Europe. Using 35mm film, Roche has captured a range of bland and unpromising subjects. Together in this exhibition Roche’s images accumulate as a collection of considered and perceptive metaphors.
Though each photograph is a snapshot in time, many of Roche’s images imply a past and future. He focuses on a single aspect of a relationship or a story, depriving the
audience his view of the other. It’s rewarding to interpret his subject matter and explore possible meanings and the scenario outside the frame. In many of Roche’s images, the human form is absent but their presence implied. Washing lines, empty glasses, expectant poodles, the litter and detritus of our minutes, hours and days.
In the project space, Roche and MRAG Education Curator Lauren van Katwyk have installed a Camera Obscura with advice and support from Kris Smith and the University of Newcastle. The camera obscura uses a lens rather than a pinhole, to demonstrate the simple mechanism of
capturing an image employed by cameras.
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