Komidia is No.2 of 4 in the Twilight series of prints and downloads. The Komedia, in Gardner Street in Brighton is a cinema and theatre venue.
The Komedia wasn’t always a cinema? Back in the 80’s it was the first £pound shop in Brighton (well. 50p to be precise) a cheap alternative to Woolworths. It was a walk around store set on 2 floors selling every knick-knack you could possibly want (and a lot of tat you didn’t) or need for 50p.
It changed hands in the early 90’s and was purchased by the good people of the Duke of Yorks cinema. Later becoming the Komedia. I have played here in a production with Voodoo Vaudeville with Chris Cresswell, seen some great bands here and danced the night away a couple of times.
So glad I was finally able captured the Komeida’s essence as a composition.
The ‘Twilight’ series came about because of the original photoI took on my phone of this capture or perspective. I later returned with my DSLR camera and waited for the light to dim and the Komedia lights to come on to get the shot. I have probably spend up to 50 hours getting this the way I wanted it? Edit after edit in Photoshop & Lightroom. Until I actually gave up. A few days later I looked at it and applied a gradient layer and solid colour mask to it and one final contrast adjustment in Lightroom and this is the result.
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Printed on Hahnemühle Printing Paper
Hahnemühle’s authentic Fine Art paper is regarded as top of the line. It is often used for exhibitions and limited-edition art prints. All Hahnemühle papers have been certified by independent institutes to be highly resistant to ageing and are vegan, in order to meet the highest requirements.