London Alternative Photography Collective’s 1st Birthday!

The London Alternative Photography Collective has now been running for one whole year!

If you don’t know what the London Alternative Photography Collective is… we run talks every First Tuesday at Doomed Gallery, Dalston – a lens based gallery on Ridley Road.
We’ve recently moved from The Double Negative Darkroom in Hackney – a brilliant darkroom for alternative processes but unfortunately we had to move due to our growing following!

Over the past twelve months, we’ve had photo-historians such as Gavin Maitland, fine printers such as Mike Crawford, Toby Deveson and Peter Moseley,  experimental alchemists such as Constanza Martinez and Sarah Evan Jones and even artists working between the boundaries of digital and analogue such as Adam Brown and David Blackmore. The film maker David Leister gave us a screening of his unique photogram-inspired 16mm films and we even hosted an exhibition at The Double Negative Darkroom called Light Play featuring artists Sam White, Douglas Nicolson, Scarlett Pimlott-Brown and Crazy G Linc, the camera meddler!

In April 2014, the London Alternative Photography Collective collaborated with Doomed Gallery and The Double Negative Darkroom to create London Pinhole Festival, a weekend long event dedicated solely to the wonder of pinhole photography. There was a curated exhibition, a party, a large format portait tent on Ridley Road Market where passers-by could be photographed, a coffee tin pinhole camera workshop and a flashmob of simultaneous pinhole exposures. It has truly been an amazing year of community building, of innovation and blatant, bare-faced nerdiness! Consequently we have decided to celebrate this with a birthday party and exhibition of the past speakers from our very first year.

The confirmed exhibiting artists are…


The exhibition opens at 7pm on Thursday 24th of July 2014  with a performance from Adam Brown, demonstrating how a vinyl record can be translated visually. There will also be birthday cake!

If you can’t make the private view, the exhibition will continue daily from 25-27 July 2014 12pm – 6pm.

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London Alternative Photography Collective, March Meeting

On Wednesday 5th March at 6.30pm, London Alternative Photography Collective will be meeting at The Double Negative Darkroom at 178A Glyn Road in Hackney.
We will be providing refreshments, and an opportunity to chat about alternative photography processes.

There will be talks from;


Liquid Crystal Display, David Blackmore

Liquid Crystal Display, David Blackmore

Over the past year David has been working on a number of works including his archive of 100 lucky pennies, a walk from Mizen to Malin Head without passing a pub, Cracked LCDs, Liquid Crystal Displays and a private commission in Dublin.

In ‘Liquid Crystal Displays’ Blackmore has been working with broken Liquid Crystal Display Screens from the latest digital devices such as lap tops, phones and cameras; technologies that play a large part in our modern daily routines. These digital forms have almost completely replaced analogue technology in industry and are fast replacing analogue forms in photographic art. This body of work has been exhibited as an installation of the illuminated screens themselves during the Pixxelpoint New Media Art Festival. Along side this David has been making photographic prints of the screens using solely analogue photographic equipment and processes, Blackmore’s work catalogues and questions the place of obsolete technology in art and contemporary life.
These works were also exhibited at Constanza Isaza Martinez’ exhibition “Material Light”.

Aside from his own artistic practice Blackmore is a part time lecturer at the University for the Creative Arts. David has also guest lectured at a number of institutions including the University of Westminster and the Institute for Art, Design and Technology, Dublin.


Bruno Freitas De Oliveira

Bruno Freitas De Oliveira, 2013

Bruno Freitas De Oliveira, 2013

Bruno Freitas De Oliveira, 2013

Bruno studied Post Graduate Photography at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in 2007. Regularly exhibiting in London at Stour Space, The Crypt, V22, Oil Tanks Tate Modern and The Hamni Gallery. In 2013, Bruno graduated from MA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, was awarded the Artists & Collectors Exchange Bursary, shortlisted for the Red Mansion Award and selected for Tacita Dean’s workshop at Fundación Botín in Santander. Currently he is the Artist-In-Residence in Croydon School of Art.

About London Alternative Photography Collective 

The London Alternative Photography Collective aims to bring together artists and photographers around London who wish to share alternative photography ideas and processes.

The group will meet at the Double Negative Darkroom at 178A Glyn Road in Hackney, E5 0JE.

We provide artists talks, discussions about Alternative Photography Processes, demonstrations and opportunities to collaborate.
Anyone interested in Alternative Photography is welcome to join.

About Double Negative Darkroom 

Double Negative Darkroom Is a budding, London independent photographic community and lab. Fast becoming a European centre for Alternative photographic process and Silver gelatin teaching and learning.

As Double Negative provides free refreshments at the London Alternative Photography Collective, we would ask that you bring a £3 donation (£2 to darkroom members) to the event.


GLITCH, Doomed Gallery, 14th December 2013

Saturday 14th December 2013, 7pm doors.
Doomed Gallery, 65 – 67 Ridley Road, Dalston, London.
An exhibition curated by Melanie King.
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We currently inhabit an innovative technological era which strives for small and discreet technology, a complex nano world in which very few can meddle. We carry around fragile gadgets which contain our entire life, and become debilitated when they inevitably break and can only be fixed by manufacturers or individual businesses demanding a large fee.

Glitch is an exhibition which celebrates analogue technology of the Twentieth Century, a golden era when most of us understood how things worked and could fix things ourselves. In this exhibition, artists have taught themselves the rules of how something works and then deliberately misused the technology to create artwork that is beautiful and unique.

Exhibiting and Performing Artist Adam Brown describes his work as;

“Noisy, glitchy and fun, …an art project which explores ideas of permanence, memory and technology, yelling ‘to hell with progress!’”

Daniela de Paulis 
Moon Relay
Images have been bounced off of the Moon, using the Dwingeloo Telescope in The Netherlands.

Daniela de Paulis

Dario Villaneuva
Data Visualization

Dario Villaneuva

David Blackmore
Liquid Crystal Displays

David Blackmore

Adam Brown
Single Cell Camera

Adam Brown

Sam Battle
Homemade Modular Synth

Sam Battle

Carl Guyenette
Interactive Kinect Projections

Carl Guyenette

Antonio Roberts
Audio files >Pure Data > Binary Data

Antonio Roberts

Alexander Gilmour
Corrupted .JPEGS

Alexander Gilmour

Lizz Brady

Lizz Brady

Blue Tapes
Analogue Record Label using analogue photographs as artwork;

Blue Tapes


Lisa Luxx of Prowl


Adam Brown’s Concentricism

Adam Brown

Fractal Skulls of

Fractal Skulls

DJ set by Dario Villaneuva until late.