"A Decade of Seeing“

02.2019 - "The animal has secrets which, unlike the secrets of caves, mountains, seas, are specifically addressed to man." - John Berger, Why Look at Animals?


"A Decade of Seeing“

Everard Read London
80 Fulham Road, London SW3 6HR

Opening: Tuesday 12 February 6-8pm
Exhibition: 13 February - 2 March 2019


"The animal has secrets which, unlike the secrets of caves, mountains, seas, are specifically addressed to man." - John Berger, Why Look at Animals?

Everard Read London is pleased to present A Decade of Seeing by acclaimed South African photographer, Daniel Naude.



Over the past decade, Naude has practised capturing and perfecting moments of stillness in nature. This exhibition encompasses a critical selection of works from his recent projects: Animal Farm (2007-2012), Sightings of the Sacred: Cattle in Uganda, Madagascar and India (2012-2014), Cattle of the Ages – Ankole cattle in South Africa - a project with South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa (2017) as well as his newest works of Xhosa cattle on the shore of the Eastern Cape, South Africa.


©Daniel Naude - Flowering Krantz Aloe. South Africa, June 2017.

From his early encounters with stray dogs in Africa, to his majestic images of Ankole cattle in Uganda and the Zebu cattle in Madagascar, Naude manages to create the impression of time standing still. His portraits are also an attempt to create an enduring memory of what humanity is slowly and surely destroying.

"My decision to take a particular image of an animal emerges from a reciprocity between us, a singular moment in which my presence and that of the animal merge. This moment is not stage-managed. .... The animal's bearing cannot be arranged or controlled. It does not pose; there is no pretence or acting. .... Despite this, or perhaps because of it, it is possible to capture chraracter, to create portraits of individuals rather than records of perfect specimens." -
Daniel Naude


©Daniel Naude - Xhosa cattle at Nebelele river mouth. Eastern Cape, South Africa, 2018.

"This would be my first solo exhibition in London where I have used my ALPA 12 MAX with a Rodenstock 90mm lens and Phase One IQ260 and IQ3100 digital backs. I have done full stitch on a landscape work caption: "Xhosa cattle at Nebelele river mouth. Eastern Cape, South Africa, 2 April 2018." To receive full satisfaction of this wonderful detail and image results I printed the work at the famous lab Grieger in Düsseldorf, Germany at a scale of 150cm x 150cm. The results are unbeatable and print quality is marvelous! The work is also Diasec mounted with a thin wood frame. This work will be exhibited at the Everard Read Gallery in London next week 12th of February till the 2nd of March.

ALPA has really created a camera system that replaced my unsatisfying need for working with large format photography." Daniel Naude, 2019




Links
Daniel Naude Official Website
Everard Read London

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