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A Bird Flies Backwards     The friends that you have, seem like the only people you’ll ever need. The places you’ve visited are new and wonderful. Wild loves that force you to crumble to the floor and quietly weep. Noticing the vulnerability in people, who your whole life have been an oak. The absent ones who adored you. The absent ones whom you adored. Faces you might never see again. Understanding the necessity of change.

A Bird Flies Backwards

The friends that you have, seem like the only people you’ll ever need. The places you’ve visited are new and wonderful. Wild loves that force you to crumble to the floor and quietly weep. Noticing the vulnerability in people, who your whole life have been an oak. The absent ones who adored you. The absent ones whom you adored. Faces you might never see again. Understanding the necessity of change.

Cole Flynn Quirke is a photographer from Brighton whose photographic process is primarily autobiographical. Cole experiments with moving image, sound and collage in his work, and prints all photographs by hand. Cole’s work was recently featured in the show Many & Beautiful Things at Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange in Penzance. He creates personal time capsules through documenting everything he holds dear, printing all photographs by hand. In Cole’s practice he experiments with moving image, sound, and collage. The work is considered as personal documentary.

For his new exhibition, A Bird Flies Backwards, Cole has chosen to explore and document his own views on existence – looking at life, death and understanding change following his grandmother’s death. Cole’s recent project ‘Prodigal Whopperhead’ captured 365 days of his life during a transitional period, in attempt to memorialise everything he cares about for fear of developing his grandfather’s early onset hereditary dementia. 

The photographer has recently featured work as part of the show ‘Many & Beautiful Things’ at Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange in Penzance, alongside renowned photographers such as Joseph Szabo and Rineke Dijkstra.

www.coleflynnquirke.com 

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