Ian Wilson

9 July – 6 Aug

Musical instruments are interesting shapes in themselves but look more closely and it will be found that they often have quite intricate shapes and forms in their own detail. Viewed in their context of use e.g. as part of an orchestra or band it is easy to recognise what instrument is being played. Taken out of context it becomes harder, and even harder when an instrument is not seen as a whole. This project, using a limited number of instruments, is developed from an earlier attempt to show the form and detail of the instruments.

The project uses the camera’s ability to fine focus to isolate various aspects of an instrument’s make up to show the beauty of form and detail. Isolating detail reveals intricate mechanical works which have they’re own quality and beauty. The detailed photographs also show form and function which are often taken for granted in the instrument as a whole.