London Alternative Photography Collective, May Meeting

On Tuesday 6th May at 6.30pm, London Alternative Photography Collective will be meeting at Doomed Gallery Dalston, 65 – 67 Ridley Road, E8 2NP.

TALKS & EXHIBITION OF WORKS FROM:

DR MARK INGHAM

Mark Ingham, 120 Days of Staggering and Stammering

Mark Ingham, 120 Days of Staggering and Stammering

Ingham makes site-specific art installations that in practice and theory explore ideas of autobiographical memory and its relationships with photographic images. ‘120 Days and Nights of Staggering and Stammering’ is an installation made up of multiple SLR cameras modified to create photographic projectors. The projected photographic images are an exploration into experiences of remembering and forgetting. Mark has completed an AHRC funded practice-led PhD at Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2005. Mark studied BA Sculpture at Chelsea School of Art and Design and then went to the Slade School of Fine Art for his postgraduate studies. Mark was then awarded the Henry Moore Foundation Fellowship at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts. Mark is currently Contextual and Theoretical Studies Coordinator in the Spatial Communication/CTS programme at LCC.

ANTHONY CARR

Anthony Carr, Fall Back, Spring Forward, Camera 11, 2013

Anthony Carr, Fall Back, Spring Forward, Camera 11, 2013

Anthony Carr
Fall Back, Spring Forward, Camera 11 2013
23cm x 31cm (print size)

Fall Back, Spring Forward is a recent test project undertaken at the gardens of Burghley House, Lincolnshire, studying the moon’s path as it crosses the nocturnal sky using experimental makeshift time-lapse cameras. This particular pinhole photograph represents 1175 hours of exposure over a 4 1/2 month period. The moon is seen rising from the east and reflected in the estate’s large lake.

Read Anthony’s London Pinhole Festival interview here.


Anthony Carr is an artist and photographer whose current practice is predominantly focused on lo-fi photographic processes. He creates images using various methods of primitive production, from the assembling of homemade pinhole cameras to the constructing of room-sized camera obscuras. 

Often demanding extremely long exposure times, the pinhole photographs can have a typical exposure lasting anywhere from a few weeks to several months. He is fascinated by the marks and subtleties that manifest over time, with only the trace of human activity seen for instance in the routine shifting of furniture or the repeated laying of a table. 

Carr’s documentary approach is heavily influenced by our surveillance culture and he has always been fascinated by the elevated viewpoint of CCTV cameras and the quality of images they produce. From their distinct position surveillance cameras are able to silently and constantly observe. This continuous watching without blinking relates directly to his own work and while everything is recorded, virtually nothing but a hint of this is seen in the work. Months mirror moments. 

Carr’s recent projects have captured interiors, exteriors and landscapes from grandiose English houses in Great Windsor Park (24,7,17) and Burghley estate (A Burghley Season) to the forgotten landscape of Milton Keynes’ city centre park (The Forgotten Quarter: An Obscured Camera Production) and the nocturnal cityscape of Derby (A Month of Nights, Derby). Anthony Carr lives and works in London.

ABOUT LONDON ALTERNATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTIVE

The London Alternative Photography Collective aims to provide a forum for anyone interested in alternative photography ideas and processes.

Accessibility and experimentation is at the heart of LAPC. We provide monthly artist talks, opportunities to exhibit works and will organise special events such as: photo walks, demonstrations and workshops.

We encourage everyone from amateur, emerging and established photographers to get involved! If you would like to learn a particular process, please do get in touch, as we are in touch with many specialists who may be able to help you.

On April 25-27th April 2014, London Alternative Photography Collective,Doomed Gallery Dalston and Double Negative Darkroom are collaborating to bring you London Pinhole Festival.

ABOUT DOOMED GALLERY

Doomed Gallery support emerging and established artists who exploit photography within their practice. Doomed regularly work with; Space is AcePROWL HOUSEThe Photocopy club and many more.

If you would like to curate an exhibition at Doomed, please contact: Matt@DoomedGallery.com, Ken@DoomedGallery.com

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Call For Submissions – London Pinhole Festival, 25-27 April 2014.

Pinhole Photograph of Tower Bridge - Wulfus

Pinhole Photograph of Tower Bridge – Wulfus

London Alternative Photography Collective and Doomed Gallery are collaborating to bring you a brand new 3 day festival celebrating Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day on 27 April 2014.

The London Pinhole Festival would like to invite pinhole photographers to join and participate in this 3 day event, which will include an exhibition, a pinhole camera workshop and talks.

The events will run from Friday 25th April to Sunday 27th April with a full programme to be announced shortly.

On Wednesday 2nd April, our London Alternative Photography Collective meeting at Double Negative Darkroom will be pinhole themed, and we urge you to bring along your own pinhole photographs and DIY cameras.

We would also like to invite international submissions of pinhole photographs and DIY pinhole cameras.
You can submit via email to pinholeldn@gmail.com, which could include up to 5 images and a brief description of your process. Deadline: 14th of April 2014.

If you are selected by our panel of judges for the exhibition you must deliver the selected image by April 21st . Your work must be supplied to us ready to hang and you must cover return shipping.

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SHEILA MCKINNEY

Pinhole // London Alternative Photography Collective, April Meeting

On Wednesday 2nd April at 6.30pm, London Alternative Photography Collective will be meeting at The Double Negative Darkroom at 178A Glyn Road in Hackney.

This month’s talk is themed on pinhole photography, to promote Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day on April 27. Please bring along your pinhole photography prints and DIY Pinhole Cameras along for show and tell!

We are also hosting LONDON PINHOLE FESTIVAL at Doomed on 25-27 April, so please see the website for further details and submission deadlines.

This is the last time we will be meeting at Double Negative, as LAPC talks will be moved to Doomed Gallery, Dalston starting in May 2014.

The move is due to practical reasons, and we will continue to work with Double Negative on many projects in the future. We will be providing refreshments, and an opportunity to chat about alternative photography processes. There will be talks from;

SEBNEM UGURAL
Sebnem’s recent feature in The Telegraph, March 2014.

Ugural's photography studio-cum-bedroom in Hackney, London (Sebnem Ugural)

Ugural’s photography studio-cum-bedroom in Hackney, London (Sebnem Ugural)

“Sebnem Ugural was born and raised in Turkey. She studied political science and moved to the UK for her MA in Human Rights. She started taking photographs in 1998 with an analogue camera and has been working as a freelance photographer since 2006 in different fields. Pinhole photography tempted her couple of years ago. She mostly takes self portraits with her home made pinhole cameras. She will be teaching pinhole photography to socially disadvantaged children for the project run by IMECE and awarded by BBC Children in Need. She occasionally runs workshops.”

TIM BENNETT

Timothy Bennett - Broadstairs (North)

Timothy Bennett – Broadstairs (North)

Tim has been working at the forefront of London’s fine art and fashion photographic industry for over 15 years as a printer and retoucher. He has worked with many of the world’s major photographers and galleries. He started out doing an apprenticeship as a c-type hand printer before teaching himself Photoshop as the industry went digital and moving into retouching and digital c-type printing. Outside of his day job Tim is very interested in exploring the relationship between analogue and digital processes and how the combination of both can result new forms of both photography and printing. 

SHEILA MCKINNEY

SHEILA MCKINNEY

SHEILA MCKINNEY

“My home is London, England but for the last several years my husbands job has taken us to Houston, Texas and now St John’s, Newfoundland. This has taken me on a journey from teacher, wife, mother to photographer. Houston gave me Glassell School of Art with it’s darkroom, amazing teachers and a wonderful supportive group of fellow students. During this time I really grew to love film, there is nothing more magical than seeing your image appear in the developer! I have a variety of cameras 35mm, medium format, 4×5 (yet to be used), plastic and pinhole. I use B&W film, which I process myself, but also experiment with a variety of color films. The move to St John’s took away the darkroom but brought me an iPhone and a new creative outlet. I now spend more time in the UK where I am part of London Alternative Photography Collective and eventually hope to get back in the darkroom again. Whilst in Houston some of my portrait work was included in Foto Fest 2012 exhibitions and the annual student show at Glassell School of Art, summer 2012. More recently one of my iPhone images received an Honorable Mention in The Fine Art Category at the 3rd annual Mobile Photography Awards. I began my ‘pinhole experiments’ when I was still living in Texas and as a lover of plastic cameras it seemed only natural to use Holga’s. Last year I returned to it again when I participated in World Wide Pinhole Photography Day, 28 April 2013. By chance I happened to be in Twillingate, Newfoundland and took the opportunity to photograph one of the first icebergs of the season. I love the timeless quality of pinhole images as well as the way the seem to capture the light. It is a process which certainly requires me to slow down and is a good counterbalance to my iPhoneography. The more I have been experimenting with pinhole the more I realize this is the medium I want to use to capture Newfoundland, this ‘marvelous, terrible place’ which is unique and unpredictable.”

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 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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London Alternative Photography Collective, February Meeting

On Wednesday 5th February 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;

MATT MARTIN

The Photocopy Club, Jerwood Space

The Photocopy Club, Jerwood Space

Matt will be coming to talk about his project The Photocopy club, an innovative exhibitions project based in Brighton, London and Hong Kong.

The Photocopy Club recently exhibited in the Jerwood Space, and are now resident at Doomed Gallery Dalston.

The Photocopy Club exhibit works made entirely with photocopiers, with the aim of making photography and printed work more accessible to the public.

TINA ROWE

TINA ROWE Acrylic medium, ink jet ink, chinese hand made paper, gold leaf. 80×80 2013

TINA ROWE Acrylic medium, ink jet ink, chinese hand made paper, gold leaf. 80×80 2013

Tina Rowe, a regular at Double Negative Darkroom, has been creating some interesting work with her own photographic emulsion recipes as well as her wide angle pinhole camera experiments.

DAVID LEISTER

David Leister, Wind Up, 16mm Film

David Leister, Wind Up, 16mm Film

David Leister is an established filmmaker who has been an active member of the film community in London since 1983 and regularly assists other artists with the presentation of their film work with his celebrated 16mm looping system. He has over a dozen films in distribution with LUX that are regularly included in experimental film programmes and festivals both in the UK and in Europe. He has an extensive 16mm archive of discarded educational and information films from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, which formed the basis for The Kino Club, his platform for combining improvised film and music in an informal cabaret-club setting, with David Leister as host and projectionist.
Leister will be talking and screening films at this months meeting.

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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Madaleine Trigg, Pinhole Camera Workshop, Swiss Cottage Gallery

Photograph Credit; https://twitter.com/Pickyvee

Photograph Credit; https://twitter.com/Pickyvee

 

Photograph Credit; https://twitter.com/Pickyvee

Photograph Credit; https://twitter.com/Pickyvee

This week I have been assisting photographer, performance artist and London Alternative Photography Collective member Madaleine Trigg with a pinhole camera workshop at The Swiss Cottage Gallery. The workshop is part of The Camden New Wave Festival series devised by Camden Council and The Centre for Creative Collaboration (C4CC).

The workshop is also running tomorrow on Thursday 31st October 2013, from 11am to 4pm, so do drop in!