David Lynch: The Factory Photographs

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'Untitled (Łódź)', 2000

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'Untitled (England)', late 1980’s/early 1990s

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'Untitled (Łódź)', 2000

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'Untitled (England)', late 1980’s/early 1990s

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'Untitled (Łódź)', 2000

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'Untitled (Los Angeles)', 1980

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The film director who’s made weird cool is also a dab hand at photography. As you might expect, he brings his intrigue of the uncanny to this series of grainy black and white photographs of dilapidated factories shot in Germany, Poland and New York.

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Like a similar reviewer I also wasn't bowled over by the photographic skills of someone who is otherwise a great film-maker. Albeit, it's great to see 'film' based images, everything being digital nowadays, and real grain too, I was disappointed, but not surprised by the photographs on offer. The gallery was packed, both by groupies and the fact the exhibition was free on this thursday evening. Is it any wonder really, considering the gallery is charging £4 at other times, except mondays. Strange policy. Also this gallery used to show great photography, but not anymore. Celebrity or obscure, there are far more relevant exhibitions by invisible photographers elsewhere in this fair city and beyond. I would say though that the Burrough's exhibit was fascinating and the Warhol, bar his polaroids, no great photographer. Go make your own mind up.

Curated London

American filmmaker David Lynch has a fascination with industrial architecture and culture, as documented in this extensive collection of photographs. Taken during the period 1980 - 2000, the stark, monochrome images show mostly abandoned and decaying industrial buildings from England, Germany, Poland and the US. While a handful of the chimneys are still smoking, desolation and decay are the prevailing themes here. Peeling paint, broken windows and remnants of plant and machinery suggest these buildings' greatest days are behind them. This highly atmospheric body of work is accompanied by a sound composition made by the artist. For more of the latest art reviews, check out www.curatedlondon.co.uk

Alice Fournet Daigre

Sorry, there is nothing extraordinary about these photographs; they are in a gallery because they were taken by a great cinematographer, that's all. Nothing highly interesting in the subject matter, composition, or light values. Give us more cinema, Mr Lynch.