The fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square has been the subject of frenzied media attention this summer as world renowned sculptor, Antony Gormley, has created a series of 'living sculptures' on the previously empty space.
Every hour, 24 hours a day, for 100 days without a break, 2,400 different people have made the plinth their own as part of this major public art installation. The whole project was recorded by photographer Clare Richardson and the Fujifilm Digital Imaging Service (FDIS) lab, Photo Imaging North Wales, was chosen to process the images. These photographs will form the basis of two books commissioned by Gormley.
Titled One and Other, the project is designed to celebrate the diversity of London and the UK as a whole, the public have until 14 October to catch a glimpse of this ground-breaking event.
Alison Armstrong, who co-founded Photo Imaging with Joan West, said: “It is a great opportunity for us to play a part in an internationally acclaimed piece of work. We work with a number of professional photographers in addition to our 'high street' business and it's an area of the business we hope to continue building
Photo Imaging North Wales is based on the High Street in Bangor, and has been a FDIS member since 1997. Clare Richardson, a well respected photographer in the fine art world, has been working with Photo Imaging North Wales for several years. The majority of her images from One and Other were taken on 120 film, with digital just been used in low-light conditions. Gormley was insistent that no flash could be used on any of the photographs.
Peter Wigington, Fujifilm's business manager for FDIS commented: “Photo Imaging North Wales, like the majority of our members, are long time stalwarts of the FDIS group. They have won the FDIS Gold Award for Quality on numerous occasions. I'm delighted that they've been chosen to process such a high-profile project, it's a great testament to their technical skills and customer service – we're really proud to have them as FDIS members!
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