Recent graduate Jeremy Philip Knowles is a British lens-based artist. He holds a degree in Fine Art Photography from Camberwell College of Art (University of the Arts London) and a foundation diploma in Art & Design from Oaklands College of Art.
Since 2016 Jeremy has been based in Berlin, where his practice has developed into a playful photographic study of Urbanism and the everyday. Jeremy’s images draw patterns and humour from the randomness and repetitive non-events that characterise the mundane within our lives – the overlooked and often unnoticed aspects of our existence that make us human. By bringing greater prominence and visibility to the accidental, the miraculous and the comical, we are challenged by Jeremy’s photo series to reconsider the weight of our daily interactions with things and people, and meditate on what happens when we think nothing is happening.
Jeremy regularly exhibits his photographic and installation work between institutions in Berlin and London, and his work has also been included in group shows in China and the USA. He is represented by DegreeArt, an online art gallery based in the UK. Editions of Jeremy’s works are also available through Democratic Gallery (Sweden). In 2018 Jeremy was shortlisted for BLOOOM Award. In 2019 he was shortlisted for the Signature Art Prize in London and later selected for an annual artist residency at Green Hill Gallery in Berlin. Earlier this year Jeremy was shortlisted for the Verzasca Foto Awards in Switzerland and more recently selected to participate in a new collaborative project in Berlin titled ‘Neukölln Stories’, which will culminate in an exhibition in November at LiTE-HAUS Galerie. Jeremy’s work is presented in ‘Fresh Eyes’ this year, published by GUP Magazine in the Netherlands – a book of one hundred emerging photographers in Europe. Later in 2020, Jeremy will publish the first book edition of his photography with Replika Publishing (Berlin).
About ‘8am Walks’ – words by Jeremy Philip Knowles:
“8am Walks” is built upon one simple instruction: Leave the house at 8am with a camera and walk. This ongoing series seeks out colour and vibrancy in Germany’s grey capital, and catalogues a specific time of day with a unique pattern of light. Taken as part of a daily routine over the course of over two years, images from this series document overlooked and unnoticed aspects of Berlin life and bring greater exposure to the patterns, repetitions and coincidences that disrupt the dull.
Vol. 1 of this series was made between 2017 and 2018, and features photographs taken within Berlin neighbourhoods along morning walks.
Vol. 2 of this series was started in 2018. The series is ongoing and will therefore be updated regularly.