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RAGGAPHOTO

Kyle Saxton, Marcus Ali, Alisdair Swenson
Represented artist for Illumini Crypt-mas 2010 10 . . . . .. .. ////////////////////////. BACK ... NEXT PROFILE

Category: Photography
Location: Manchester

Contact: Email
Website: www.raggaphoto.co.uk

Background


Two brothers from Manchester who specialize in long exposure photography, they started working with this medium just over two years ago. They have exhibited at The Curwen gallery in London as part of the Northern Graduates exhibition, and have also displayed there own exhibition at greenroom in Manchester.

Kyle Saxton , a keen photographer who enjoys finding exciting, whilst enigmatic compositions for new work, has studied Visual Arts at the University of Salford, specializing in Light graffiti. This is where he gained experience in photography and film making and gathered the skills to perfect his work.

Marcus Ali , up and coming artist and designer, is very meticulous in his approach to aesthetics, he strives to perfect the final shot. With any spare time spent drawing and designing, he also has a keen interest in tattoo art, which has assisted him in accomplishing his goals visually.

Alisdair Swenson, Alias Vj Popeye - Abstract audio reactive visuals from Vj Popeye using open source software and hacked hardware alongside video to create visual extensions of music to take you to another dimension


Artist Statement

Working in and around Manchester, Raggaphoto like to find the darkest, grittiest locations for their take on contemporary graffiti. Leaving no remnants, needing no alter-ego's to protect their identities, Kyle & Marcus use the medium of light to paint the city. “Our work challenges the norm of conventional photography and graffiti replacing paint with light…” Reacting to the old purist photographic theories of using light as the medium, Raggaphoto bring in a contemporary twist.


Something that we feel is an important characteristic of our work is that there is no post-production, we like the image to be raw, for everything to be done in-camera. We find this much more satisfying once we have the final image.

Gallery

Above images copyright of RaggaPhoto 2010

Video Gallery