Julian Germain

For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness

5 March 2005 - 5 June 2005

This exhibition of photographs documented the artist’s relationship with an elderly gentleman, Charles Albert Lucien Snelling, known to Germain as Charlie.

In his images Germain captured the quiet, contemplative existence of a man living alone in a small house in a city on the South Coast of England. Unfettered by the misplaced aspirations of the modern world, Charlie spent the last years of his life absorbed in albums of his own photographs, his love for flowers, music and crosswords and memories of his family.

The photographs of Charlie, his home and his belongings are a subtle and intimate portrait of a gentleman in his twilight years.

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