About Artist： Craig Kirk was born in Birmingham, England and attended the Norwich School of Art where he studied animation and graphic design. He has always loved drawing and works in screen prints, animation and photography.
Craig started taking photos 3 years ago after a friend introduced him to the Lomo style of photography, and since then has collected a vast array of cheap, second hand and toy cameras that he uses on an almost daily basis. Craig draws inspiration from signs, blue skies and regular trips to less developed provinces in China where often unique oppurtunities for photography can develop.
As with his animations his photos are simple and colourful, a result of using cross processed slide film on sunny days, and with the colours he aims to portray the world in a way that is normally unseen; to create a real life cartoon of the cities we live in.He often double exposes film to create two unpredictable, overlapping images, a technique that works with both 120 and 35mm film and can yield startling results. Craig currently lives and works in Beijing.
About Exhibition： There is a book called “Invisible Cities” from a Italian writer, Italo Calvino. The book interspersed the dialogues between Marco Polo and Kublai Khan, showing a strange and magnificent city scene in the readers mind. The British independent photographer Craig will open a door leading to a colorful word for you with his childlike eyes. « 收起