Exhibition: Hymns From The Bedroom


<< 25-28 NOV – 12:00-5:00pm – The Island >>

Ausform is proud to present an exhibition of documentary photographs by Poem Baker. This series of intimate portraits provides a peek into the bedrooms of people Poem met on the streets of London. Running throughout the festival, Hymns from the Bedroom explores the border between public and private personas.

Poem Baker is a self-taught photographer based in London, interested in shooting based on instinct. Poem works as a freelance photographer after a 10 year career in theatre and performance art.

Launching at LAUNCHPARTY: 7pm on the 25th of November

Exhibition open: 26th-28th of November 12-5pm
Space: The Island Gallery
FREE Entry

From the artist:

‘I’m enthralled by the transformative nature of portraiture in its power to both mask and lay bare the human persona.

‘Hymns from the Bedroom’ is a personal journal of friends and people I’ve encountered whilst wandering around London looking for inspiration.

These candid, intimate and sometimes subversive portraits also explore related themes of gender, sexuality and relationships, particularly in a sub-cultural context. One of the main catalysts for developing this series of portraits, and the living thread that runs throughout this work, are the relationships I develop with my subjects.

I photograph these people again and again, noticing and capturing subtle nuances in their characters, which naturally seep through into the pictures and deepen my ongoing perspective.


Photo credit: Tete Bang photographed by Poem Baker