John Byford ~ Visual Artist   |   Skegness, England
Contact: 07742 050065

up at the crack of dawn

back to projects
home page

News Release [July 2011]

Skegness photographer cleans up at SO Festival 2011

Award winning Skegness photographer John Byford is set to bring an amusing artistic twist to SO Festival 2011, with his red washing machine.

John’s latest photographic project, entitled ‘Soap Box’, will encourage visitors to share their thoughts and feelings, by writing messages on customised postcards and hanging them on a giant washing line for all to see. Postcards with unclean thoughts will be placed in the ‘Soap Box’- a brightly painted washing machine and published on a dedicated website: after the festival, for ‘airing’ online.

Inspired by the traditional seaside postcard, John’s installation will be exhibited across a number of locations throughout SO Festival 2011, helping to encourage participation and sharing visitors’ secrets.

“Being able to take part in SO Festival 2011 is a fantastic opportunity for me”, said John. I’m really looking forward to bringing ‘Soap Box’ to the streets of Skegness and giving visitors an opportunity to voice their biggest secrets, fears, thoughts and memories.

Dirty Wash - John Byford

so 2012

SO Festival website