Hugh Turvey is a London based commercial photographer and artist in residence at the British Institute of Radiology. His solo show Xposé: Material and Surface is running at the at the Oxo Tower Wharf, London. 12-23 February, 2014. It’s free, it’s a treat so be sure to go and see it.
Here’s just a taste of what to expect:
Air © Hugh Turvey
Sage Composition © Hugh Turvey
Stiletto © Hugh Turvey
Woman Drinking Water © Hugh Turvey
Then read Kadhim Shubber’s interview from The Guardian.
As someone who is/was a user and huge fan of Poloroid film and instant photography on all formats from 35mm through to 8×10 (20×24) I have to admit fascination and wonder at what The Impossible Project have just developed with the Impossible Instant Lab
Follow this link to see what they are up to:
Appearing as his performance artist alter ego, Vagina Dentata Organ, the Catalan surrealist Jordi Valls will make a one off appearance at the Centre Pompidou on 17 April 2013. This is to coincide with the presentation of Albert Serra’s latest feature film, “Els Tres Porquets” (The Three Little Piggies) that is more than 100 hours long and deals with the themes of Hitler, Goethe and Fassbinder.
I’ve had a long and fruitful personal and professional relationship with Jordi going back many years. we have collaborated photographically more than once producing visually striking images in both colour and black & white. In between times we’ve shared food, wine and dry Martinis at the American Bar of the Savoy Hotel.
This image was made by shooting on transparency film then processing it as if it where a negative to give false colour rendition before hand printing it onto photographic paper. The unpredictability of the method means that the final result can only be ascertained from a modicum previous experience, the rest is down to chance. This image was made entirely in camera, processed by Metro Imaging, printed by my Galician friend Carlos.
Details: Hasselblad Flex Body, 50mm Distagon, 1/60sec, f4. Kodak Ektachrome E100VS X-Processed in C41
From 2 Aug to 2 Sep 2012 Shadows & Light Workshops presents an exhibition of images made by photographers who have participated in our programmes.
© Delphine Lytlleton
There are examples of both digital and analogue photography made with cameras varying from SLR’s through to large format. Some images where generated during Shadows and Light Workshops whilst others have come about by the direct application of skills and techniques learnt with us.
© Rosie Berwick
© Marjorie Devine-King
All of the colour printing has been undertaken by Metro Imaging Ltd.
Located at the The Phoenix Cinema Gallery, 52 High Road, London, N2 9PJ the show is open daily. The Phoenix is one of the oldest UK cinemas in continuous use, having first opened in 1910.
The Framers Gallery are hosting an exhibition of black and white images created by photographer and award wining black and white printer Adrian Ensor. ‘Monumental London’ runs from 16 July to 12 August at 36 Windmill Street. London, W1T 2JT. It’s well worth a visit for anyone with even just a passing interest if not an absolute passion for quality black and white silver-based photography.
Tower Bridge © Adrian Ensor
Choosing as the subject for this series, great landmarks of London, Adrian prowled the streets in the early hours looking for different and unusual takes on these well known locations. Shooting square on medium format to create 6x6cm images he would later return to his Fitzrovia darkroom in order to process and then print.
St Paul’s © Adrian Ensor
Having twice won the coveted Ilford Printer of the Year Award and with an intimate and extensive knowledge of both chemistry, emulsions and papers Adrian is able to have a clear pre-visualisation of how he wanted his final picture to look. As a result he has made a unique take on a number of sites familiar to millions yet now observed in a different yet refreshing manner.
For anyone with a wish to experience working with Adrian first hand then watch the Shadows and Light 2013 programme. Julian and Adrian intend to team up next year in order to offer a one day black and white photography and darkroom workshop. Expect the unusual!
© Celine Marchbank
My friend Celine Marchbank has her work exhibited in central London this month as part of the London Festival of Photography show at the William Road Gallery.
She’s presenting her ‘Tulip’ project as part of the Firecracker group show. This is a painful yet moving set of images that Celine created during her late mother’s illness. Deeply personal work done with great humanity and compassion that reaches out and touches you.
© Celine Marchbank
If you’re in London then go and see it, very close to Euston station and running until 30 June. Also take a look at Celine’s blog.
This evening I will deliver a presentation at Clerkenwell Design Week in central London as the guest of the City of London & Cripplegate Photographic Society in the upstairs room of The Horseshoe Inn, 7 – 9pm.
The theme is how to light portraits on location using both flash as well as mixed lighting technique, an ever popular approach which gets tackled every year in my workshops.
Bust! was shot on the top floor of Alaska Works in south east London, a former fur warehouse converted into smart apartments that was caught up in the financial crisis. Oddly enough I opted to use a Fuji 617, 90mm using Ilford FP4, 1/8sec, f11 2/3. The model (actually Steve Devane, my art director on this occasion) holds a portable flash that came from The Flash Centre. Proessing and printing by Adrian Ensor.
Here’s just a small selection of shots from Gered’s current show at Snap Galleries.
Perhaps this preview is enough to entice you into the heart of London to see the full show before it concludes on June 16?
All images are copyright of Gered Mankowitz.
PP Arnold: The First Lady of Immediate
Mason’s Yard Studio, London, 1967
Dave Stewart & Annie Lennox, Old Chapel Studio, London, 1981
The Spencer Davis Group
Mason’s Yard Studio, London, 1966
Modern World – under The Westway, London, 1977
Mason’s Yard Studio, London, 1969
Until 16 June 2012 Snap Galleries in London’s Piccadilly Arcade is playing host to perhaps the first thorough retrospective of the work of Gered Mankowitz’s work in the music industry.
This is a must see exhibition for die hard music fans and photographers alike. On display are prints ranging from the early days of Gered’s career with imaginative and powerful portraits of PP Arnold, The Yardbirds and The Spencer Davis Group, through to later material with Kate Bush, The Jam and Eurythmics. Not to mention Gered’s now seminal images of both The Rolling Stones in 1965 and Jimi Hendrix when he first came to London. I even worked on some of these sessions so the memories come flooding back!
Perhaps two of my all time favourite shots get an outing in this show, both are little seen shots of Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy from Supersession in 1969, a TV special that I think was recorded at Twickenham Studios. I like them because when I first saw them on the lightbox they were completely unknown to me and there’s a calmness about Eric that pervades the photograph. As one of Gered’s former assistants I spent time with him sorting many of these negatives then making contact prints, what more could a rock n roll junkie ask for? And as I’d had a misspent youth trawling the record shops of Wolverhampton, Birmingham and Soho gazing at album photos and reading liner notes many of the images I saw in the Rembrandt Bros darkroom where more than familiar.
So if your able to make it before the closing date make a point of getting along to Snap and get yourself a slice of this great show.