Shoot Liverpool 08

Exhibition at Tate Liverpool until 25th May 2008

Reviewed by Colin Serjent

For a second consecutive year, the organisation Shoot Experience held a fun photography event during a weekend at the beginning of May titled Shoot Liverpool, in which photographers went round to different locations in the city to take often weird and wacky pictures.

This year’s theme centred around the human senses, and the various winners of the different categories - or clues as Shoot Experience expressed it - related to those themes are featured in an exhibition at the Tate Liverpool Studio.

Mothman by Tony Knox, who has dressed as a moth on various special occasions over the past few years, - heaven forbid, whatever you do, don’t shine a light on him - won the best photography award under the category Lightheaded.

Other photographs which caught my eye were Raiders Of The Lost Ark, in which a boy is hiding beneath a batch of red plastic chairs; and a particularly bizarre one in which a man appeared to have been flattened by a steamroller.

All of the images on display are so-called pure shots, in that none of them have been edited or cropped.

Shoot Experience, based in London, stage similar events to Shoot Liverpool in different cities around the world. Access for more information about their work.

Shoot Liverpool 08 continues until 25 May.

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