London Alternative Photography Collective, October Meeting

On Tuesday 7th October at 6.30pm, London Alternative Photography Collective will be meeting at Doomed Gallery Dalston.

This is a PHOTOMONTH event.

DOORS: 6.30PM
TALKS: 7.00PM

TALKS BY:

TERRY KING

Terry King, Barley by the Don, Gum Bichromate, 2013,

Terry King, Barley by the Don, Gum Bichromate, 2013,


Terry King has had a number of careers but the two that concern him most now are photography and poetry.
He was inspired to take up gum printing when he attended a lecture by a Mr Steinbock from Maidenhead who had known a number of the greats in the field in the early years of the last century. Terry made his first gum print around 1975. He wenton to gain expertise across a range of ‘alternative’ processes so that he could teach them at in places as diverse as universities and what was then the National Museum of Photography and other institutions around the world. It is worth reflecting that those concerned with the teaching of alternative process today almost certainly had a lecturer, even generations back, who had been to my workshops. The students included fine art printers. Terry and Randall Webb, who died recently, thought of the term ‘alternative’ to describe those processes that were no longer mainstream but which had qualities that are worth preserving. As there is a propensity for ‘experimental’ photographers to over-complicate, Terry has made great efforts to simplify.

Terry became a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in 1982 and was the Chair of its Historical Group for a number of years. He has established, by practical experiment, how Niepce made his asphaltum pictures, how Talbot produced his first calotypes and what Herschel could have done to make his chrysotypes work better if his polymath mind had not pushed him on to other things. Among the conferences Terry has been concerned with are one on nineteenth century women photographers at Birr Castle in Ireland, Julia Margaret Cameron and Lewis Carroll at Dimbola in the Isle of Wight, the part of science in the history of photography at Oxford University and the history of church photography at Durham Cathedral. Terry also founded the ‘Alternative Processes International Symposium’ in 1998.

MARTIN NEWTH

Martin Newth, Sentinel - The Thames at Dartford (2011)  Detail, unique c-type negative on aluminium.

Martin Newth, Sentinel – The Thames at Dartford (2011)
Detail, unique c-type negative on aluminium.

Martin Newth is an artist, lecturer and Programme Director of Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design. He studied at Newcastle University and the Slade School of Art. His work is primarily photographic but also includes installation and video. He employs numerous processes including very long exposures and purpose built camera obscuras to make experimental works that explore the material nature of photography and its relation to landscape. Martin Newth has exhibited nationally and internationally including solo and group exhibitions at: The Gerald Moore Gallery, London; The Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei; George and Jørgen, London; The Visual Arts Centre Gallery, Tsinghua University, Beijing; Axel Lapp Projects, Berlin; Focal Point Gallery, Southend; Ffotogallery, Cardiff; Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool; the Kunstverein Konstanz, Germany; and the V&A Museum of Childhood, London. Martin Newth’s work and writing has been published in books and catalogues including: ‘Troubled Waters’ (2013), Visible Economies: Photography, Economic Conditions, Urban Experience’ (2012), ‘Sentinel’ (2011); ‘Future Images’, (2010); ‘Sequences: Contemporary Chronophotography and Experimental Digital Art’, (2009); ‘Martin Newth: Solar Cinema’, (2007); and ‘Slow Burn’, (2006). Martin Newth has organised and co-curated numerous exhibitions including a series of artists’ projects at Central Space, west London (2001-2004). Martin Newth and Fergus Heron co-curated ‘Capital’, which was exhibited at George and Jorgen, London in 2012 and ‘Scene’ at PM Gallery, London in 2014.

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London Alternative Photography Collective in Broadstairs! Talk by Nigel Breadman

Director of London Alternative Photography Collective, Melanie King is Artist in Residence at The Old Lookout Gallery, Broadstairs and will be organising a series of Alternative Photography talks at The Old Lookout Gallery, Broadstairs. Melanie will also be exhibiting the work she has created over the course of the five day residency.

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NIGEL BREADMAN

 

Nigel Breadman - Betty on the Jetty

Nigel Breadman – Betty on the Jetty


“Working and living on the Kent coast. Blue Peter badge winner circa 1966. Photographer for over 40 years currently working as photo technician and sessional lecturer for Canterbury Christ Church University. I am also the archivist for SEAS, South East Archive of Seaside Photography digitizing in the rejoin of 20,000 negatives made by the Sunbeam company (1919-1976) as part of a HLF funded project.”

London Alternative Photography Collective, September Meeting

On Tuesday 2nd September at 6.30pm, London Alternative Photography Collective will be meeting at Doomed Gallery Dalston.

DOORS: 6.30PM
TALKS: 7.00PM

TALKS BY:

LUCI ELDRIDGE

Venus, Four Colour Photo-etching, Luci Eldridge.

Venus, Four Colour Photo-etching, Luci Eldridge.

 

Luci is currently studying towards a thesis led PhD at the Royal College of Art, having gained a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Loughborough University in 2011 and an MA in Printmaking from the Royal College in 2013. Recent exhibitions include; On New Grounds (Bluecoat, Liverpool), Alter//Shift//Control (Bermondsey Project, London), Multiplied (Christies, London) Digital Futures (Design Week at the V&A), Selected Works and Projects from the RCA Graduate Show (Christies, London), PHOTO & PRINT (Charlie Dutton Gallery, London) and New Prints (International Print Centre, New York). In 2011 she was awarded the Leicester Print Workshop Graduate prize, and in 2013 was shortlisted for the Terrance Conran and Augustus Martin awards. Permanent collections include the British Museum and Royal College of Art print archives.

NICOLAS MIDDLETON

Sapling (Air Ministry), Nicholas Middleton, Glass Plate.

Sapling (Air Ministry), Nicholas Middleton, Glass Plate.


Nicholas Middleton is an artist living and working in London and has exhibited widely as a painter. In his practice most of his paintings are based on photographs, and more recently the photography has assumed a greater importance in its own right. Since 2011,he has been
writing the Photo-Analogue blog as a space to detail experiments, investigations and research into various aspects of film-based photography, both current and historical. He is currently engaged in a project of photographing the city at night with vintage glass plates.

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Rosie Emerson’s World Record Breaking Cyanotype

Yesterday, Rosie Emerson broke the record for the world’s largest cyanotype at Hackney Wicked!

Rosie Emerson's Cyanotype - Photography by Hubert Klusky

Rosie Emerson’s Cyanotype – Photography by Hubert Klusky

Rosie Emerson's Cyanotype - Photography by Hubert Klusky

Rosie Emerson’s Cyanotype – Photography by Hubert Klusky

We’re very lucky to have Rosie to come and speak at London Alternative Photography Collective’s next meeting, Tuesday 05 August 2014 (tomorrow!). Rosie will be speaking alongside South East Analogue, a collective of LCC students using only film photography.

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Call for Presentations – The Old Look Out Gallery, Broadstairs

Vintage Broadstairs Postcard

The Director of London Alternative Photography Collective, Melanie King is Artist in Residence at The Old Lookout Gallery, Broadstairs and will be organising a series of Alternative Photography talks at The Old Lookout Gallery, Broadstairs.

Sunday 24 August 2014, 2pm – 4pm.
The Old Lookout, 35 Harbour St, Broadstairs, CT10.
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Melanie will also be exhibiting the work she has created over the course of the five day residency.

If you would like to talk at The Old LookOut Gallery, please email melaniek@melaniek.co.uk with an 100 word biography and up to 5 images.
You will be required to speak for up to 30 minutes and bring along prints of your work as there will be no projection or computer facilities.

World’s Largest Cyanotype Record Attempt by Rosie Emerson

Rosie Emerson preparing for the World's Largest Cyanotype Record Attempt

Rosie Emerson preparing for the World’s Largest Cyanotype Record Attempt

On Sunday 03rd of August at 2pm, our next speaker Rosie Emerson, will be attempting to create the world’s largest cyanotype for Hackney Wicked at The Cygnet Bar, 60 Dace Rd, Fish Island, London E3 2NQ!

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