It’s a very 21st century phenomenon- you spend more time communicating with people you’ve never actually met than with your own friends and family. Or at least you do when you’re trying to build your career, meet an inbox full of deadlines or oil the wheels of the professional networking machine. Sometimes there’s just no hours left for face time.
This is the predicament photographer Chris Floyd found himself in for a month in 2010 when he almost exclusively tweeted photographers, editors and other creative beasts. In the finest of art-imitating-life traditions, Floyd has now turned his period of Twitter tunnel-vision into a full scale exhibition at the newly refurbished Host Gallery (November 3-17). In homage to the micro-blogging site’s famously succinct messages, ‘One Hundred & Forty Characters’ gave the photographer the opportunity to come face to face with his subjects, albeit it through a lens. Kirsty McQuire
For info, see One Hundred & Forty Characters blog.