Renowned photographer David Hurn has worked in almost every area of the profession: as a photojournalist, he documented the Soviet invasion of Hungary; as an advertising photographer he worked on photoshoots for films like James Bond and Barbarella; he has forever portrayed Wales and its people in his series of books. Now, as a pensioner, he keeps himself as busy as always.
Passing Time has been born from Hurn's will to prove that he is not dead, as some may assume, but is instead observing and photographing every day. However, following a career of 55 years in one single exhibition is not an easy task, so David has conceived an artificial ploy to bring the passage of time to life: matching pairs of his early and late images. These pairs of photographs enhance the commonalities and dissimilarities often overlooked in the cycles of time. In this way, we can follow Hurn's interests in a world that has undergone a huge transformation since the 1950's.
A significant part of Passing Time has been curated by the public. This selection is presented as a second exhibition opening on the 3rd of December.
Daylight Multimedia caught up with David ahead of the second opening of 'Passing Time' curated by the online public. In this fabulous multimedia piece, we find out how the exhibition came to be.