Wednesday, 15 August 2012

TATEinART - London, Summer 2012

 

The old Bankside Power Station on the South Bank of the Thames now houses the Tate Modern, one of the world's premier art galleries. The Tate Modern houses art from the 1900's to today, and currently is host to, among others, the Damien Hirst Exhibition. It is a wonderful place to spend some time in.

The Tate, of course, is full of art. We all know that. Let's call that Art in the Tate. But can the Tate be in Art? This was my mission when I took 450 photographs in the Tate, even in places where photography is not allowed.

Because flash photography disturbs other people, could damage the art, and may cost Damien Hirst a few pounds.  Well, Damien has more than 100million pounds and I don't even have 1000 pounds, so tough shitooties. Of course, I did not use a flash; not even my autofocus pilot light. All photos made with manual focus (hit and miss!), no flash, high ISO and camera at waist level.  Even so, a fat lady told me off, a serious young man frowned at me and a security guard in a turban winked at me. I think it was because I was taking pictures.

I have selected 45 of the 450 pictures - it was hard! - and will put them up in an album called TATEinART. This is my first pass, and this album may change over time, but I like it so much I want to get it out there!

If you ever get the opportunity, go visit the Tate. And if you don't, at least look a these pictures.


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Millennium View

 

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Is It Just Me?

 

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Beautiful Exhibition

 

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Japanese Art

 

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Fascination

 

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Fire Alarm

 

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Red - White - Blue

 

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Young Aficionado

 

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Brick Art

 

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Poetry and Dreams

 

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Doors of Perception

 

 

 

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Let There Be Light

 

 

 

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En Garde


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RedxRed


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Escheresque


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Mesmerised


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Don't Touch!


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Blue Room


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Western Art


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Stay Away From Me!


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We Come In Peace


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Cool Stuff!


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Contemplation


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Romanesque


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Stairway To Heaven


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Reclining Nude


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Pillars Of Light


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Modern Art


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Descending Into The Tate


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Greetings, Earthlings!


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Reflections


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Almost there, Dear...


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Tate Bookshop


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Self-portrait


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Angels & Butterflies


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Appreciating Art


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Granny's Saucepans (Just More Expensive)

 

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Orange Formica Cabinet


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Apothecary


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We'll Figure This Out


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Half A Calf


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Performance Art


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Staircase Art


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Coffee Break


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Cafe Vista

 

That's all Folks!


 
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