28 July 2009

Our Young City


Christopher Nunn’s photographs depict fictional and constructed spaces. He is interested in exploring “the way memory, over the course of time, becomes fiction”. The images are pieced together from a number of partially remembered places that Nunn has experienced and works of fiction connected to them. This includes a visit to Pripyat, Ukraine, an evacuated city that remains abandoned beside the infamous Chernobyl nuclear power station. The ambiguous title was taken from a piece of graffiti seen in the city. Nunn states that the empty and decaying spaces in his images “represent the diminishing nature of memory and its relationship with time and fiction”.







Bio
Christopher Nunn (b 1983) is a UK based photographer whose work deals with memory, time and fiction, often utilising constructed miniature spaces. Our Young City is currently being exhibited at Impressions Gallery, Bradford, England as part of a group show titled Lost In Transit.




Photos and text: Christopher Nunn

6 comments:

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Jan Buse said...

Well, what can you say? These pics just blows me away. They are absolutely spot on, superb.

seba said...

amazing work man! sad but full of life... love it...

jeanne said...

These are just fantastic!!! Totally and thoroughly beautiful and a little romantic and a little ugly and disheveled all at once. Perfect.

Roxana Allison said...

I love your photos. Well done Chris!

Zuzi said...

So beautiful Chris.....love this body of work soooo much