Showing in Chapter Arts, Cardiff- 5th Sept 2019- 16th Feb 2020

Waiting for the Light is a body of photographic works that capture a

particular type of light; a harsh, acutely angled low sunlight that gives

the scenes in Jon Pountney’s images a somewhat surreal and melancholy

feel. Hard light catches the swish of a grubby lace curtain, or casts a

shadow across the delicate, threadbare surface of a mattress, to elevate

the seemingly mundane into something extraordinary and beautiful. The

hard glare of the sun makes the subject appear hyper-real; rendering the

everyday unfamiliar and enigmatic.