3000 Streets by Mike Reed
Mike Reed’s exhibition, 3000 Streets, traces his near and far wanderings in the world’s arteries with odd servings along the way – some meatier bites than others, but always with a leaning towards the unusual and quirky.
Ever observant in this vast playhouse of life, Reed seeks to capture a unique, unrepeatable moment in time, a slice of reality with an honest, un-staged, comical side at “f8 at 1/125 “.
In these times of adversity, including wars, pandemics, and the accompanying stress, Reed believes that humour, in whatever form it takes, is a welcome diversion and relief.
Recently Reed's work was selected by the editor of Life Framers in their 'Street Life' theme, commenting on the 'humorous visual narrative that he conjures through sharp timing and a clean composition'.
In 35 years as a film editor, Reed observed, selected, evaluated, spotted the good takes of wild or planned action rolling through at 25 frames a second. He learned to compute and react very quickly “to see”. So, when not chasing deadlines, Reed was out capturing the quirky world around him in grain and pixel during the short infrequent breaks in the torrent of brain-numbing schedules. Now off the time line, photography is number one priority for expression and creativity, ever seeking the comedy or odd twist and from “outside the square”.
See more of Mike Reed's work on Instagram.