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Hugh Turvey’s Xograms

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

Air © Hugh Turvey

Sage Composition © Hugh Turvey

Sage Composition © Hugh Turvey

Stiletto © Hugh Turvey

Stiletto © Hugh Turvey

Woman Drinking Water © Hugh Turvey

Woman Drinking Water © Hugh Turvey

Then read Kadhim Shubber’s interview from The Guardian.

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McDonald’s online campaign success

This is a great example of hard work and dedication paying off. After three years slogging through her BA followed by the expense of paying for Free Range out of her own pocket Nadia has landed her first advertising commission.

Ravensbourne Digital Photography

Nadia Ryder graduated from BA (Hons) Digital Photography in June 2013 and was part of the group that chose to mount a graduation show at Free Range in Brick Lane.

An art buyer from the ad agency Razorfish saw her work there and this lead to an Immediate commission for an online ad for McDonald’s which has broken this week.

Click this McDonald’s link so that you can see it for yourselves:

Congratulations Nadia from all of us!

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The Impossible Instant Lab

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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:

http://www.125magazine.com/index.php?p_id=300&pg=654

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Jordi Valls at the Centre Pompidou

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.

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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

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Scenes of an Unexpected Nature

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.

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Monumental London – photography by Adrian Ensor

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!

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Firecracker Presents: Lives of Others

© 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.

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