From the lockdowns isolation to finding beauty in creation...
MMX Gallery presents an online selection of photographic collages by British artist and photographer George McLeod.
"Detritus' series was born from the twin frustrations of lockdown and isolation halting all planned projects, yet litter still somehow being dropped in abundance on my street.
With no idea of the final output, or indeed the hygiene implications, I started to collect, scan, and record what I found. When I realised these colourful misshapen objects could be turned into something beautiful, the frustrations left me and I began looking for other sources of Detritus.
These collages gave me purpose during the pandemic and allowed me to grow something beautiful from a place of frustration. My aim is to simply give viewers of the work a fleeting moment of calm.
Unable to shoot anything, I’ve been making collections of things I find on the ground and scanning them to create composite images of otherwise ignored or discarded objects." - George McLeod
About the Artist:
George McLeod is a London based fine art and fashion photographer. He built a darkroom in his attic when he was 16 and went on to study for a degree in photography, graduating in 2003.
In 2015, after taking a longer than expected break from the subject, he fell deeply back in love with it and has been rapidly expanding his photographic ambitions ever since. Having established a close relationship with London based publication, Luxure Magazine, he has been trusted to produce fashion editorials for the world’s leading brands with very few restrictions.
However, his lifelong passion for painting led him back to the word of fine art photography, and after a series of commissions this is now the focus of his work.
McLeod has been the recipient of numerous photographic awards and his work has been acquired by various private estates and art collections.