Cinematographic Reference

Cinematographic Reference

Cinematographic Reference is a book tracing five 1930’s cinema buildings from their time during the Golden Age of Cinema to their current state. The stories of the buildings travel through many transformations from churches to furniture shops. The content is comprised of my own photography and archive research sourced from the Ronald Grant Archive and the Cinema Theatre Association who very kindly let me dig around in their archives. The buildings and their journeys are representations of our changing needs. From palaces of decadent escapism amid the 1930’s depression to gleaming commercialism on Regent Street’s shopping super highway.

The tickets are an offshoot of this, a small product designed to make something that’s normally disposable into an object you’d want to keep, reflecting the role that cinema played in peoples lives in the 30’s in contrast to the role it plays now due to the hybridised nature of the media.

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