Thursday, March 12, 2015
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin will enjoy a sentimental reunion with a Hasselblad 500EL ‘moon camera’ next week on live UK television. Aldrin will be part of the BBC 2 Stargazing Live show with Brian Cox and Dara O Briain – and he will use the specially adapted 500EL Data Camera, complete with a 39 Mpix CCD digital back, to take pictures on location at Jodrell Bank and in the studio. The programme will also mention the $30 million Google Lunar X competition in which private teams must land a robot on the moon and send back HDTV ‘mooncasts’ – by the end of next year. The show will air on BBC 2 on Wednesday, 18th March.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
The Photography Show will be hosting Lynsey Addario on the Super Stage on Monday 23rd at 16:00 to discuss her book, 'It's What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War' and some of the images featured in it. Lynsey will share the realities of working in a war zone and explain what it is that keeps her going back. In addition to Lynsey the other Super Stage speakers this year will be Martin Parr, Don McCullin, Tom Stoddart, Mary Ellen Mark, Tim Flach, Michael Kenna, Susan Meiselas and Simon Norfolk. Tickets for the Super Stage is £10 per session.
Monday, March 9, 2015
The Photographers' Gallery has announced an upcoming exhibition by award-winning Hungarian photographer Tamás Dezső. This will be the first UK exhibition of Dezső's work following his much lauded presentation at Unseen, Amsterdam in 2014. Born in Budapest in 1978, he began his career as a photojournalist for various magazines and daily newspapers before deciding to focus on his own work examining Central and Eastern Europe at a time of major political transition. Starting in 2009 with Here, Anywhere in his native Hungary, Dezső turned his attention in 2011 to neighbouring Rumania where totalitarianism and forced industrialisation under the rule of Nicolae Ceaușescu took a more aggressive form. Avoiding a direct documentary approach, Dezső imbues his images with a heavy sense of atmosphere, making use of muted palettes and winter scenery to convey an unsettling stillness. Dilapidated factories symbolise the psychological and physical condition of former workers now yearning for the stability of previous times. Traditional costumes, particularly as seen in his photographs of Rumania, allude to the failure of successive governments in spreading new economic and social policies while also acting as sentimental reminders of a world quickly disappearing. The exhibition features thirteen works in total: three pieces from Here, Anywhere and ten from Notes for an Epilogue. Prices for the prints range from £1200 to £6500 + VAT with prints produced in varying dimensions.
Friday, March 6, 2015
At The Photography Show (21st-24th March 2015, Stand D81, Hall 5, NEC, Birmingham) Epson is demonstrating its latest photo printers and scanners. Visitors will see Epson’s new SureColor SC-P600 A3+ photo printer, Perfection V850 Pro (pictured) and Perfection V800 Photo film and photo flatbed scanners, as well as the company's first compact six-colour photo production printer, the SureLab D700. “The Photography Show is the perfect opportunity for Epson to demonstrate its range of highly-reliable, easy-to-use, high-quality photo printers and flatbed scanners,” says Nick White, business manager for ProGraphics at Epson UK. “Whether you’re a professional or amateur photographer or you’re involved in the imaging industry, Epson has something for you.”
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Miniaturesque, a major new exhibition by Slinkachu, will launch at Andipa Gallery on 12 March 2015. Slinkachu is a street artist who photographs his miniature street installations of 1"-high figures in various hidden enclaves of the wild within the city of London. His new body of work draws upon our desire to seek out and recreate the natural world amongst the urban metropolis. Using tropes from art and popular culture, Slinkachu’s new works employ irony, humour and a healthy dose of reality; despite their fantastical situations, the miniature figures we observe are not so dissimilar to ourselves, living in the shadows between the real and artificial. Miniaturesque will feature 17 new images on paper and aluminium as well as new sculptural pieces, one of which is Slinkachu’s biggest yet featuring over 200 miniature figures in a recreation of The River Thames. Prices range from £650 - £7,800 GBP with a special limited edition Exhibition Set available for £150.
Panasonic today announced it will have a 4K themed stand at The Photography Show, which is taking place from 21-24 March 2015. The company' Lumix branded cameras will be available to explore including the DMC-CM1, the world’s only 1"-type sensor camera with an Android operating system and smartphone functionality. Panasonic will be offering in-depth product demonstrations on the DMC-CM1 and GH4 throughout the show for those looking to gain an extensive insight. The company has also announced a competition: visitors need to look out for the CM1 chocolate bar at the entrance of the show and if they find the ‘Golden Ticket’, they’ll receive a free CM1.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Bowensl and its videography and broadcast subdivision Limelite, are putting finishing touches to Stand G81, Hall 5 at The Photography Show at what will be the company’s biggest ever presence at any show or convention in its sixty eight year history. In addition to a new-look stand, Bowens will also run a new ‘Studio and Technique Stage’ area alongside the ‘Bowens networking lounge zone’ for professional photographers and trade visitors. An all-day, every-day, non-stop timetable of free lighting demonstrations and stage-set masterclasses from #TeamBowens photo-ambassadors Wayne Johns, Jake Hicks, Trevor and Faye Yerbury, Nick Webster, Christina Lauder, Bruce Smith and Christian Hough will cover a wide range of creative lighting techniques and applications embracing the comprehensive portfolio of Bowens/Limelite lighting equipment and light-shaping tools, over the four day event.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Canon UK will be at The Photography Show 2015 offering what they call "the most immersive imaging experience." The Canon EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 5DS and EOS 760D (pictured) digital SLR cameras and the newest Pixma and large-format printers will all be on display, while Canon Ambassadors and Explorers including Jeff Ascough, Phil Coats, Danny Green and Simeon Quarrie will be hosting talks throughout the show. Plus Canon is giving you the chance to be part of its show experience, offering lucky fans on its social media pages the chance to win tickets to the show, have their image displayed on the Canon stand and attend an exclusive after-show on-stand event with Canon experts. The Photography Show will take place from 21st – 24th March 2015 at the Birmingham NEC.
Friday, February 20, 2015
‘Beard’- a new free exhibition at London’s Somerset House features an 80 photo-strong series of men who sport extraordinary facial hair. Created by Warwickshire-based photographer Brock Elbank, the photographs are printed by Lumejet on Fujifilm Crystal Archive Paper and depict actor John Hurt, models Ricki Hall and Billy Huxley, tattooist Miles Better – and British woman Harnaam Kaur among others. “I was completely blown away with the quality of prints that Lumejet produced for this exhibition - all output on Fujifilm Crystal Archive Paper,” Elbank says. “They look phenomenal and the colour accuracy is superb." Taking place from 5-29 March 2015, the exhibition is free to attend.
London based pro-lab and fine art printing service theprintspace has inked a new partnership with the World Photography Organisation. For the first time visitors to the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London, will be able to purchase fine-art archival prints of the photographs on display courtesy of theprintspace’s new online print fulfilment service, thehub. In addition to being the official printer for the Sony World Photography Awards, theprintspace will be working with the WPO to publish weekly content covering a range of topics relating to contemporary photography, digital imaging and fine art printing.
Kenro has announced its attendance at The Photography Show, which is taking place at the Birmingham NEC, 21-24 March. The company will be exhibiting the Nissin Di700 'Air flash, new Marumi filters including a neutral density filter of 100,000 density, the Braun Master Action Camera II (pictured),: the Reflecta VisiLux StudioKit 130, Reflecta RPL21 PhotoTab-Light, Reflecta 3-in-1 Scanner, Braun Digital Frames, Braun Scouting Cam and Reflecta Record Players.
Friday, February 13, 2015
Jessops invite you to join them at Glasgow Caledonian University on Saturday 16th May for advice and coaching from Michael Wayne Plant and Damian McGillycuddy. Plant will be demonstrating the abilities of the Sony Compact interchangeable lens cameras, specifically exploring street photography and some of the advantages this system can present. Olympus UK’s Principle Photographer and Educator Damian McGillycuddy, winner of 5 UK Master Photographer of the Year awards (pictured), will show how well the Olympus cameras work in portrait scenarios, shooting using simple lighting for great results. The session will run from 13.00-16.00. Tickets are £8.00 in advance. You can book your place online at the website below.
Monday, February 2, 2015
Fashion photographer Chris Pollard will be exhibiting his Petzval photographs at the Lomography Gallery Store Soho from February 5th - March 5th. Pollard took the Petzval lens along to the catwalks and presentations of the London Collections: Men show. He managed to capture some amazing shots on the night and will be exhibiting his work at the Lomography Soho Store, 3 Newburgh St, London, W1F 7RE.
Friday, January 30, 2015
The Photography Show, held at the NEC in Birmingham from 21 -24 March, has annoounced its lineup of speakers for the show's Super Stage theatre. Over four days, the Super Stage will host a diverse group of photographers including Tom Stoddart, Martin Parr, Mary Ellen Mark, Tim Flach, Simon Norfolk, Susan Meiselas, Michael Kenna, Lynsey Addario and Don McCullin. Click through / read on for more information.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Organised by the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) with support from the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), Light Works is a new exhibition celebrating the International Year of Light. Curated by RPS Fellow Gary Evans, Light Works is a virtual journey through the electromagnetic spectrum from gamma rays to radio waves. It uses 50 images to explore ways of looking into our own bodies and the world around us. The exhibition is on public display until 6 February in the Burlington House Courtyard of the Royal Academy, before starting its tour to Belfast, Edinburgh and other UK cities.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Expert Studio Workshops has announced the first in a series of workshops for photography enthusiasts interested in studio based photography, hosted by Doug Harman and Jamie Harrison. Taking place on 1 March 2015 in Southend-On-Sea, Essex, this introductory workshop is limited to 10 participants to alow plenty of one to one time with two professional models throughout the day. The tuition includes an introduction to strobes, modifiers, studio basics, safety, working with models, make-up and styling as well as image analysis and basic Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop retouching tutorials. The tuition fee is £150.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The Business Forum Imaging Cologne 2015 event, organised by Photo Imaging News and trade magazine International Contact, will take place on 28 and 29 January 2015 in Cologne's Congress Centre North. Featuring the motto, “Memories and markets in motion,” the conference is hosted by photokina, and comprises around 15 lectures addressing various aspects of the imaging busines. The first day's focus will be on how the imaging sector can harness the new technologies for new business models. Internationally renowned portrait and wedding photographers Charles and Jennifer Maring will demonstrate how professionals and amateurs can set memories in motion using innovations such as time-lapse, 4K video, light field photography and network technologies- The second day's focus is on current challenges facing the retail trade. Right from the outset, Cologne-based management consultant Ulrich Eggert will spell out how important it is for specialist retailers as well to exploit the growing importance of e-commerce and mobile commerce. Christian Rößler, Head of Connected Retail at Munich-based communication and marketing agency Serviceplan, will then unveil a fascinating concept for the retail trade of the future. This is about nothing less than a rethinking of the role of bricks and mortar retail and about innovative ideas for how Internet offerings and store retail experiences can be combined intelligently. The event is being supported by the Photographic Industry Association and market research company GfK Retail and Technology.
Friday, December 12, 2014
Nikon will be exhibiting its product line-up at The Photography Show, an exhibition dedicated to photography and open to all, from 21st to 24th March 2015 at the Birmingham NEC. A fresh new interactive Nikon stand will showcase the newest Nikon gear, including the Nikon D750 and D3300 dSLRs, Nikon 1 series compact system cameras, along with selected Coolpix models and interchangeable Nikkor lenses. Central to the stand will be the Nikon School stage, where a host of inspirational speakers, will give insightful talks on a range of photography topics to inspire passionate photographers. Tickets are now on sale for The Photography Show 2015.
Friday, November 21, 2014
On show at The Photographers' Gallery from 4 December 2014 - 28 January 2015, Sun/Screen is a new project by award-winning New York based artist Penelope Umbrico. It continues her exploration into the production and consumption of photographs online, particularly focusing on the persistence of sunset imagery within popular photography. For this project, Umbrico used an iPhone to re-photograph images of the sun she cropped from thousands of sunset images shared on the web. The process of capturing images directly from the computer screen creates a moiré pattern, which is the consequence of pixel grids, meshes or dot patterns being superimposed. Umbrico further amplifies this effect by editing the images into a single slideshow, with each shot slowly dissolving into the next. This creates a secondary moiré effect that draws attention to the materiality of the screen and further distances us from the natural sunlight source of the original images. Umbrico intends the work to operate as a dialogue between analogue and digital, natural and simulated light and the material and immaterial. The Photographers' Gallery is located at 16 - 18 Ramillies St, London W1F 7LW.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Anima and The Widest Prairies is the first UK solo exhibition by Dutch artist Charlotte Dumas. Hosted by The Photographers’ Gallery, this exhibition focuses on the wild horses of Dayton, Nevada, famed as one of the first settlements of the gold rush in the West. These horses once symbolised the freedom, possibilities and dreams associated with the American West but now their very existence is under threat from changing political and economic conditions. This series of photographic encounters depicts the horses as part of a shifting landscape, exposing their resilient and wild character. Pictured as Nomadic drifters, they visit towns and trailer parks in search of food and water. Dumas also observed groups of horses in corrals, photographing them in profile, seemingly lost in contemplation during rare moments where they would allow her to come closer. The exhibition also features Dumas' first moving image work Anima. The pictures and video will be on display from 6 February - 6 April 2015.