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Monochrome landscape exhibition in sunny Brighton

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Arid valley with wildfire smoke over the distant mountains, Owens Valley, Eastern Sierras

My friend John Brockliss, a fellow member of the Leica Society and a superb photographer, is launching his new solo exhibition in Brighton on Saturday, July 6. Most of the images in the exhibition were taken with the Leica Monochrom (M246) with a few from the M9.

Eroded canyonscape at Zabriskie Point, Death Valley
Eroded canyonscape at Zabriskie Point, Death Valley (copyright John Brockliss)

Metamorphosis is a collection of high definition monochrome landscape photographs taken in seven countries over a five-year period. The collection explores how powerful external influences such as erosion, climate, disasters, commercial exploitation and economic pressures impact our natural environment and hence the way in which we perceive the world.

Arid valley with wildfire smoke over the distant mountains, Owens Valley, Eastern Sierras
Arid valley with wildfire smoke over the distant mountains, Owens Valley, Eastern Sierras (copyright John Brockliss)

John’s solo collection will be displayed at 35 North Contemporary Fine Art, 35 North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YB. You can find more details here. If you are planning on a visit, the exhibition runs from this Saturday until July 27, 11am to 5pm on Wednesdays to Saturdays inclusive.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Wht does mono always hold my interest more than color? Especially landscape? Leica M9 is some kind of magical! Enjoy the accolades you will receive you have earned them.

    • Aren’t the M9’s unique images down that CCD sensor that captures them?

      I still someone had invested some more time and effort in developing these sensors further. The CMOS vs CCD period often reminds me of the Betamax vs VHS period in technology, where the worse one of the two won.

      • Many will agree on that, Dave, although the Monochrom in question here is the Mark II M246 with its CMOS sensor. I’ve heard a technical dissertation from an expert who maintains that the CCD sensor with its layers is the one to create the best B&W images.

  2. That’s a shame I’ve got other plans this Saturday as I would have been up for seeing this. I lost the incentive to pop down to Brighton after Choccwoccydoodahs went down the pan. After all they made the best cake and hot chocolate ive possibly ever had.

    The images look excellent though

    • But it’s open until the 27th. Really? I didn’t know Choccy-etc had gone out of business. It was there in the Lanes last time I was there in February. If you like hot chocolate, a Wales-residing friend recommended chocolate stirrers from sarahbunton.co.uk. I have to try them myself one day.

      • Ta for the additional info, if the opportunity arises to get a run down to Brighton, then I will look in.

        Yeah Choccywoccy went under a few months back, I was meant to go in Feb but other circumstances cancelled my day by the sea, and then before I got back the doodah had gone.

        I will look up the chocolate stirrers then – and see if I can find a new home for my chocolate fix.

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