Sunday, 27 April 2014

Detonators by Ross Trevail

The Museum of Club Culture is pleased to present a photographic exhibition of The Detonators Car Club by Ross Trevail 

Preview  12pm – 4.30pm  on Sunday 15th June 2014
Exhibition continues until Sunday 3rd August 2014
Open weekends 11am to 4.30 pm or during the week by appointment 

The Detonators photographs by Ross Trevail were shot over two years from 2012 to 2013 in and around SE London where most of the members of the Detonators club are based.

The Detonators continue the tradition of 'hot rodding'.  Hot rods were a very special breed of American vehicle, they were described as Jazzed up Jalopies and date back to to the mid1930s to the mid1950s. Available auto parts from Ford’s to Chevrolet’s were mixed, modified or rebuilt to produce better performance – as speed was the name of the game.
That tradition of hot rodding is maintained by a number of car clubs in the USA and UK one of those the Detonators has its roots traced back to the late '30's in Riverside, California. 
The Detonators Car Club South London were formed in 2001 following a trip to California by four of the founder members and a chance meeting with one of the original members of the Detonators.  

The exhibition of photographs at The Museum of Club Culture  shows the club ‘on duty’ at weekenders and club meets and also the quieter images of them relaxing in the café where they regularly meet.

Ross Trevail is a Scottish photographer recognized for his black and white portrait and documentary images of subcultures, musicians and family. In 2013 he was commissioned to shoot a series of Black and White portraits for the Museum of London as part of their jewellery season. The exhibition entitled ‘Tomfoolery’ and consisting of 7 large black and white portraits, was displayed as a solo exhibition. He has also been exhibited at the Royal Academy in 2008