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This Is My Music runs at B&D Studios, Newcastle until Friday 21st February

How do you make the bleak beautiful? Ask North East based artist and photographer Eugene Schlumberger, who currently is exhibiting This Is My Music at B&D Studios in Newcastle. Here we have a collection of handsome photographs, which are a response to Schlumberger’s music collection. Sometimes the shots have been considered and searched for, whilst some have come subconsciously; all of the work that adorn the four walls could easily be stylish album covers.

Creating a ghost town feel throughout the whole exhibition, Wall One represents Joy Division, where, for the song Dead Souls, there is a picture named Subway at Night. It manages to capture such atmosphere and imagination. The way that Schlumberger uses light is phenomenal, and this is shown a great deal for the Max Richter pieces. There is a wall dedicated to Galaxie 500, leading you on to a long wall entitled Mix-Tape. Through A Window by Scott Walker demonstrates a piece called Big Louise, which is a considerable and brilliant view from a tower block window.

My only wish was that I brought my headphones and listened to the tracks that the photographs relate too. If you give yourself time, this offers an immersive and indulgent experience. Massively inspiring, it would be amazing to see more of this way of working, linking the two great and powerful loves of art and music.

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