'I describe my work as awkward, in between, ambiguous, like bits in films where nothing much happens…' Steve Chandler
Man on the Street, curated by Gordon MacDonald, explored notions of male identity in contemporary society through the work of five male photographers. Jason Evan’s snapshots of men’s everyday street fashion, linked with Steve’s interest in the snapshot as a photographic format and provided the specific focus for his residency. Steve’s elected to make a shifting gallery of street photography, developed through work with visiting groups using cheap disposable cameras and found photographs – discarded snapshots found on the street.
Steve’s presence in the gallery every Friday throughout both exhibition periods was an opportunity for groups and individuals to join him taking photographs with disposable cameras. He also developed and edited a catalogue of images found on the street and displayed this alongside the main exhibits in Man on the Street.
The research Steve undertook as a part of his residency enabled him to develop a new body of work, which he exhibited in Zoom Gallery, London where he is now living and working.