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October 2004
Behind the lens of Pogus Caesar
Written by Emma Jeffares
Burming Spear
Burning Spear © Pogus Caesar/OOM Gallery
Faced with the challenge of making art more accessible to the public, Pogus Caesar has set up OOM Gallery, an online multimedia arts website bringing together an amazing career that has seen him travel through five continents and every facet of the arts.
MUZIK KINDA SWEET

'Muzik Kinda Sweet'-
is a unique online exhibition featuring personal portraits of black musicans including Stevie Wonder, Jimmy Cliff and Rita Marley, many more...

Many of Caesar's images were taken during the 1980's and uniquely capture the spirit of musicans who have influenced generations worldwide.

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MORE ABOUT POGUS CAESAR

Pogus has produced and directed numerous programmes for Central TV, Carlton TV ('Xpress' , 'Respect', 'Drumbeat'), BBC TV ('A-Force') and was the first Chairman of Birmingham International Film & TV Festival.

In 1993 Pogus set up Windrush Productions Ltd, a film, television and radio production company, and has directed select individuals including Lennox Lewis, Stevie Wonder, Jada Pinkett Smith, Prince, Sir Paul McCartney, Isaac Hayes and the late r&b superstar Aaliyah.

He is best known for 35mm black and white photography and unique and compelling photo montages, created using traditional methods of cutting, burning and breaking images, using his photographs, resin, sand, dirt, pieces of cloth and other household materials.

A highlight in his career was presenting one of his pieces to Princess Diana in 1982, a painting called 'A New Approach'.

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© Copyright for all images is retained by Pogus Caesar and are protected by copyright laws.

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Pogus Caesar, is in the forefront of Birmingham's media and arts scene. At the core of his enterprise is OOM Gallery, an online showcase of Caesar's extensive photographic, photomontage and film work.

OOM also hosts regular exhibitions by the artist, covering subjects as diverse as music, architecture and portraiture.

Celebrating black music legends...

In honour of Black History Month 2004 the gallery is proud to present 'Muzik Kinda Sweet', a unique exhibition celebrating legends of black music, including Stevie Wonder, Rita Marley and Lee Scratch Perry.

The photographs are a result of a long and successful career in the media, where Pogus worked with a number of international personalities as a producer and director.

Sheer determination and hard work ...

Born in St Kitts, West Indies and raised in Birmingham, Pogus Caesar formed Windrush Productions 10 years ago and has made a range of multicultural programmes for TV, including the award winning series 'Xpress' and 'Respect' for Carlton Television.

He puts his long career down to a good work ethic and sheer determination, sometimes in the face of tough opposition "I have always believed that life gives you back what you put in. I've faced a lot of challenges throughout my career - some of those have been down to people's perception of me as a black person"- says Pogus.

"The important thing is to always keep the higher moral ground and never doubt yourself. Self-belief is the most powerful thing in the world. If you surround yourself with good people, who are honest with you, you can't fail."

More about Pogus...

Find out more about Pogus Caesar's successful career and the journey he took to get there, at: www.oomgallery.net.

 Pogus Caesar © Claudette Holmes
© Claudette Holmes
Stevie Wonder  © Pogus Caesar/

Stevie Wonder
© Pogus Caesar/
OOM Gallery

Browse through pictures from the 'Muzik Kinda Sweet' exhibition courtesy of OOM Gallery.

Muzik Kinda Sweet picture gallery

One Time Ago  © Pogus Caesar/

One Time Ago
© Pogus Caesar/
OOM Gallery

More pictures from OOM Gallery

Ruby Turner  © Pogus Caesar/
Ruby Turner
© Pogus Caesar/
OOM Gallery
Lenny Henry © Pogus Caesar/

Lenny Henry
© Pogus Caesar/
OOM Gallery

 


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