Wes Bell: On The Line

Wes Bell, Snag – 11th Avenue N.E., Medicine Hat, AB, Canada, 2015

Wes Bell: On The Line

Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre, Medicine Hat, AB - To Mar 10

by Robin Laurence

Wes Bell built a successful career as a fashion photographer in New York, London and Milan before returning to his Medicine Hat home to pursue fine art photography. His black-and-white prints, shot on a traditional analogue camera and meticulously developed in a darkroom, imbue his seemingly banal subjects – a shredded plastic bag caught on a barbed wire fence, a tree entangled with wire, weathered signage – with both drama and emotional resonance.

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