Nick Waplington’s candid images of Alexander McQueen’s working process are juxtaposed with rigorously produced photographs of recycling plants and landfills to create a powerful commentary on destruction and creative renewal – themes at the heart of McQueen’sHorn of Plenty collection.
For this evening’s talk, Waplington, in conversation with photographer Jason Evans, discusses this fascinating project, and how he selects the many and various subjects of his work.
Jason Evans (born in 1968, Wales) is a photographer working across the editorial, fashion and gallery systems as well as in the music industry. He is interested in process and participatory culture. Monographs include NYLPT (Mack 2012) and Pictures for looking at (Printed Matter 2014). He curated Nothing is in the place (Krakow Photomonth 2010) an overview of British photography in the 1990s and Japanese Photobooks (The Photographers Gallery 2012). Since 2004 he has maintained The Daily Nice, a web project about his enthusiasm for looking and being.
Nick Waplington is a British photographer born in Yemen, and based in London and New York City. In addition to Settlement (2014) he has published a number of photobooks including Alexander McQueen: Working Process (2013), Living Room (1991), Safety in Numbers (1996). He has exhibited internationally with solo shows such as Double Dactyl, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2007). Group shows include 49th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale (2001) and This Place - Artists look at Israel and Palestine at the Brooklyn Museum (2015). Waplington received an ICP Infinity award in 1993 and his photographs can be found in public collections including the Guggenheim Art Gallery, MoMA in New York, the V&A and The Government Art Collection in London