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British photographer Dan Tobin Smith is mostly known for his ultra-slick still life photographs, ranging from advertising to highly polished fashion shoots. So the exhibition The First Law of Kipple at his East London studio offers a nice antidote to his commercial work; inspired by Philip K. Dick, who termed the clutter we end up accumulating throughout our lives as ‘kipple’, the photographer published an open call for people’s clutter – and received tons, by the look of it, all painstakingly arranged by colour throughout his studio. The result is a breathtakingly beautiful and slightly depressing amount of left-overs of our over-satisfied lives.

Dan Tobin Smith: The First Law of Kipple
13-21 September 2014

Dan Tobin Smith Studio
52C Whitmore Road
London N1 5QG