Railbender Gallery proudly presents 'four years in the punk underground'; a photography exhibit by Ottawa punk photographer Darryl Reid.
Four years ago, Darryl Reid stole his sister’s old Pentax and brought it with him to a punk show; he was bitten and has been shooting the local underground music scene in Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal ever since. Obsessed with music and photography, and the space where these two obsessions meet, Darryl Reid uses both digital and analogue cameras to capture a subjective experience. In his best work, "the image is unstable and seems to be on the verge of collapse, as if the raw sensory data cannot be contained in a simple image".
four years in the punk underground
MAY 28th - JULY 27th, 2014
OPENING NIGHT: MAY 29th, 7:00 - 10:00pm
"Punk music is best experienced in person in shoddy, illegal, thrown together venues, where audience and band can become a nebulous whole. The best punk photographers are the ones who engage in this milieu, who brave being kicked and spat on and who have developed the ability to shoot a band, dodge beer bottles and hold their pants up all at the same time" - Darryl Reid