The Art Gallery: Fotos Nicht Verbiegen! Paul E. Oulton

unnamed-37 – 21 July 2014

Monday – Saturday 12.30 – 18.00


Fotos Nicht Verbiegen! A photographic exhibition by Liverpool photographer Paul E. Oulton

I follow Jim Jarmusch’s philosophy and that nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery – celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.”
Many years ago David Bailey started a lecture about photography by saying to the audience ‘What are you doing here! Get out and start doing it yourself,’ he then walked off stage and went home!
It doesn’t matter what you do to be creative just get on with it…..

The Art Gallery, 78, Stanley Road, Bootle, L20 2AB.