Salon/13 Artist Feature | Naresh Kaushal

Our eagerly anticipated Photofusion Salon/13 Members’ Exhibition opens today!

Here is a feature on another of the exhibiting artists, Naresh Kaushal…

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

I am absolutely delighted to be exhibiting in Salon/13. Knowing a lot of the other exhibiting photographers and having seen some of the other pictures I know the standard is really high so I’m made up to be included!

Being in the Salon/13 brings a lot of really good exposure and is a bit of an achievement in itself. It’s a really good way of getting work out there and seen by people within the photography industry.

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

The work is part of a 3 year project called “3 years in Chaos”. It charts the life and growth of an independent live music promotions company called Chaos Theory.

I started photographing them at pretty much their inception 3 years ago. In that time Chaos Theory gone from being a one man band to a 13 strong organisation with regular nights listed in Time Out and one off gigs with internationally famous artists. They are all very lovely people and the music is very good by the way!

The project is very much a ‘slice of life’ and a bit of a kaleidoscope of the different crowds, gigs and people that have been the last 3 years in Chaos. Hopefully it is something that is a bit different and that people will enjoy looking at!

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

I genuinely can’t say enough good things about Photofusion. From the first day I went in 5 years ago (for a darkroom course) right up to the present day they have been briilliant. Not only are they a great resource for training but they have excellent darkroom and digital printing facilities and are really supportive in terms of your own development.

Certainly I’m very glad I darkened their door (they might not be though!).

© Naresh Kaushal, Woman in Red, from the series ‘3 Years in Chaos’, 2013