'INHABITED DESERTS', Aaran Gallery, Tehran from 14 September to 1 October 2018
Inhabited Deserts explores deserts and their effect on time, history and people. Pepper has photographed Kavir E Lut to create imagery that is an entry to the soul of the colossal desert; the play of lines and shadows in these enticing black and white photographs, all captured with analogue camera, betray the effect that this vast landscape has had on the artist – a certain kind of purity, a transient seeing experience, all within a thousand plateaus of the visible.
For 30 years, John Pepper has dedicated himself to photography while directing both theatre and film. He works with a Leica M6, 35mm lens and uses Ilford HP4 film. He works exclusively in B&W with gelatin silver prints on Baryta paper.
PRESS FOR 'INHABITED DESERTS', Aaran Gallery, Tehran
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OPENING FOR 'INHABITED DESERTS', Aaran Gallery, Tehran