Desolation Row

Desolation Row


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Named for a song by Bob Dylan, Desolation Row is one of Giles’ found surfaces. A beautiful, distressed timber wall that only a photographer with a magnificent eye for detail would notice. High toned cool blue is underpinned by scarlet red, crimson, bottle green and the warm browns of the original timber. How many people have painted this wall, using bright paints that fade in the hot sun and have repainted again to make the surface new?

1 in stock



Working in newspapers there and in Swaziland taught him a range of photographic skills —shooting, developing and printing a photo in under 45 minutes, or less, and tackling any subject from portraits to beauty pageants, soccer, motor sport, boxing, ghetto jazz and rock musicians, and street life. Most of that was black and white work, with an occasional roll of slide film for special projects and artistic exploration. He upgraded through 35mm SLRs to Leica rangefinders and various lenses. He still enjoys using older lenses, mostly Leica and Canon, to explore subjects and qualities of light.


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