Salon/13 Artist Feature | Jonathon Vines

As we continue with the hanging of the Photofusion Salon/13 exhibition, we take a look at the work of one of the exhibiting photographers, Jonathon Vines…

How do you feel to be exhibiting in Salon/13? Why is this a good opportunity for you as a photographer?

Actually I’m a little awed to be showing my work in the company of such a diverse and talented pool of photographers and artists! It’s always a great opportunity for me to get my work seen, and its fantastic for Photofusion too because it shows the range, dedication and abilities of the membership across so many genres. Its also brilliant for the public to come and see too – for the sheer variety and breadth of work on display its got to be one the best photography shows in town.

Tell me a little bit about the work you are showing in Salon/13. What’s it about?

My piece is a rehearsal image from a contemporary dance performance choreographed by my friend for her MRes thesis. Working in rehearsal gives you much more freedom to move around the dancers and the space – and the room to explore the more interesting angles for a photographer. In this case I was able to capture a certain phrase of the choreography in a way that (hopefully) intrigues the viewer but which also references the typical ‘mirror wall’ of a dance studio.

More generally, how does being a member of Photofusion benefit you?

Being a member of Photofusion has benefited me so much – from seeing the constant stream of exciting new work in exhibitons, to the various Member’s events which are consistently relevant and helpful to my own professional practice, to the brilliant (and very well-priced) technical services such as printing and mounting – I love being part of the Photofusion community!

© Jonathon Vines, Mirror, from the series ‘Rehearsals’, 2013