A new HOME Projects exhibition, Flash Bang Wallop, has opened at HOME Manchester with Manchester photographer Chris Payne exploring drumming.

Flash Bang Wallop imagines and recreates the early memories and self-perfecptions of drummers in a series of portraits featuring some of the most iconic players of the past 50 years.  Drummers who have participated in the exhibition include Dame Evelyn Glennie, Mike Joyce (The Smiths), Stephen Morris (New Order/Joy Division), Rick Buckler (The Jam), Gaz Whelan (Happy Mondays), Andy Paresi (Morrissey), Anna Prior (Metronomy), Rick Jupp (Elbow), Mike Spearman (Everything Everything), Johnny Kalsi (Afro Celt Sound System), and Rob Cieka (The Boo Radleys).

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Chris Payne’s portraits of selected drummers from a range of musical backgrounds explores their childhood memories of first-beats; intended to inspire young people to pick up sticks and learn about the rhythms that connect us as humans. It’s the musical equivalent of “jumpers for goalposts”.

When does Chris Payne’s Flash Bang Wallop exhibition run at HOME Manchester?

Flash Bang Wallop runs at HOME Manchester until Sunday 17 November 2019.

Chris Payne will also be holding a photography workshop on Thursday 17 October 2019 at 6.30pm giving beginners and intermediate photographers tips, hints and inspiration to capture more effect portraits.

image courtesy Chris Payne