In this blog post we will be looking at the second photographer, I researched for the third mini brief.
Dominic Pote has been working as a fine-art photographer since graduating from Nottingham Trent University with a degree in Photography in 2000. Pote has worked and exhibited all over the world, his work is in many public and private collections. Pote photographs based on his experiences, from the location. He has had commissions for P&O Cruises, Barclays Bank and the NHS.
His images are panoramic based and are made with a custom film camera, that winds the film along when he creates his images(I emailed Dominic to get a better understanding for my research,but I’m yet to hear a reply). Pote’s images making gives the impression that it is a synthesis of photography and videography. The images show the movement of Pote within the photograph, and response – the images of Canary Wharf for example are more hectic than those around England’s forests.
I’m quite intrigued by Pote’s work it is an interesting response the landscapes around him. I find the work he produced around Dubai, very interesting and perplexing. Dubai is a very popular tourist destination and is one of the wealthiest cities in the world. But it has been under fire many times due to violation of human rights and the treatment of Foreign workers. It gives a dreamlike ideal of Dubai, but the reality of that dream is so faraway.
Pote’s work is interesting and unique, check out Pote’s work here http://www.dominicpote.co.uk I could visually experiment with the panorama feature on my iPhone and create some images, around Leeds in response to moving here.