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…

CONSTANZA ISAZA 
JENNIFER BROOKES
SAM WHITE 
TOBY DEVESON
SEBNEM UGURAL
SHIELA MCKINNEY
MIKE CRAWFORD 
MARK INGHAM 
ANTHONY CARR 
ADAM BROWN 
BRUNO FREITAS DE OLIVEIRA
DOUGLAS NICOLSON 
TIMOTHY BENNETT
TINA ROWE
MATT MARTIN

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, August 2014 Meeting.

On Tuesday 5th August at 6.30pm, London Alternative Photography Collective will be meeting at Doomed Gallery Dalston. (Doors; 6.30pm, Talks; 7.00pm)

Talks By:

Rosie Emerson

Rosie Emerson, 2014

Rosie Emerson, 2014

Rosie Emerson, Sirens, 2014

Rosie Emerson, Sirens, 2014

Rosie Emerson was born in Dorset in 1981. Since graduating in Fine Art from Kingston University In 2004. Rosie’s figures draw reference from archetype’s old and new, from Artemis to the modern day super model. Unrestrained in her technique she uses costume, intricate props, dramatic lighting, and playful collage to elevate her subjects to otherworldly, goddess like status. Staged without context or background, her subjects are objectified, adorned and manipulated, becoming an allegory of Emerson’s own fantasy.

‘My painting style is quite visceral and loose, by combining it with collage and photography it allows me to balance energy and precision, and create something, which despite hours of planning will still surprise me in its results.’

Her screen prints using natural materials, such as ash, sawdust and charcoal shift the focus of printmaking from precision and replication to creating unique, hand-finished prints with subtle texture.

In 2012, Will Ramsey; founder of The Affordable Art Fair deemed her work; ‘Beautiful, highly original and certainly collectable’ The Sunday Times Style Magazine.
Rosie has exhibited widely in the UK, as well, Europe, LA, Singapore, Hong Kong and Dallas. Rosie has also worked with Sony, Triumph Underwear, Redbull, P&O Cruises, Toms, and Jewelry designer Annoushka Ducas. Her unique collage style as led to her work being featured in the likes of Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Another Magazine, The Financial Times Magazine, and The Sunday Times Style Magazine.

Rosie currently lives and works in East London.

South East Analogue

South East Analogue is a collective made up of three photography students about to enter their third and final year of studies at London College of Communication. All three shoot exclusively on film, sharing interests in analogue methods of processing.
Their work is concerned with ideas about personal landscape and home, which they consider as South East London.

Tom Addison’s most recent body of work was shot on 35/120mm from the end of March to the beginning of June 2014 and serves as a documentary of his life for that particular period of time.
Mark Damian’s work is concerned with the idea of his personal landscape. We live and work within our personal landscape, surrounded by objects, ideas, beliefs and values that help shape our personal identities.

Harriet MacFarlane is interested in the idea of home.
The work she has been making as part of South East Analogue explores the idea of London as her new home, after moving from the south of England to the city. Her photographs of her close personal landscape (the house she resides in) alongside photographs of vast empty spaces in London aim to articulate her feelings towards living in London – She says “It’s easy to be lonely but you can never truly be alone”.

Crazy G'Link, Hybrid Cameras

Light Play at Double Negative Darkroom, 7 Dec 2013

On Saturday 7th December, I curated a one-night only show at The Double Negative Darkroom in Hackney to celebrate the opening of The Residents Exhibition. The show was called “Light Play”, as I wanted to create a show that celebrated the fun, interactive side of photography. Here’s some photographs from the exhibition, taken by Douglas Nicolson. The name of the show was inspired by Sam White, who also made some great upside-down goggles for us to play with!

Teresa Cerenova's Chromoskedasic Photographs

Teresa Cerenova’s Chromoskedasic Photographs

Crazy G'Link, Hybrid Cameras

Crazy G’Link, Hybrid Cameras

Outside Double Negative Darkroom

Outside Double Negative Darkroom

Douglas Nicolson, Portable Darkroom

Douglas Nicolson, Portable Darkroom

Katie Dent, Stereoviewers

Katie Dent, Stereoviewers

Crazy G'Link, Hybrid Cameras

Crazy G’Link, Hybrid Cameras

Douglas Nicolson, Wet Plate Collection

Douglas Nicolson, Wet Plate Collection

Scarlett Pimlott-Brown, Crystals On Film, Geodesic Domes

Scarlett Pimlott-Brown, Crystals On Film, Geodesic Domes

London Alternative Photography Collective, December Meeting

On Wednesday 4th December 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;

SARAH LESLIE

Sarah Leslie, Hundred Years Gallery

Sarah Leslie, Hundred Years Gallery

http://sarahleslie.co.uk
Originally from Melbourne, Australia Sarah is a photomedia artist concentrating in alternate and antique process, ‘plastic’ photography, and image re-appropriation. Sarah is also a curator with a specialisation in film, animation, and the moving image.
Sarah also has a background in Art History and critical theory, with interests concerning aesthetic theory in relation to the role and function of ugliness in art, and representations of the Renaissance body.

KEN FLAHERTY
http://doomedgallery.wordpress.com 

Marc Vallee Zine Launch, Doomed Gallery

Marc Vallee Zine Launch, Doomed Gallery

Owner and Curator at Doomed Gallery Dalston, a gallery which is committed to creating a platform for photographers, working in experimental ways.
LAPC Founder Melanie is also curating GLITCH at Doomed, a show which celebrates analogue in a world of nanoscale technology.

GEORGE 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/83675368@N02
George makes crazy hybrid analogue cameras which give unique, experimental effects to 35mm film.

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.
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