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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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

Light Play // Double Negative Darkroom

Light Play -  Emma Falconer

Light Play – Emma Falconer

An Open Studio’s and Launch Party to celebrate the opening of the Residents Exhibition at Double Negative Darkroom.

The Artists In Residence are;
Douglas Nicolson

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Scarlett Pimlott-Brown

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Tereza Cervenova

Tereza

Melanie King

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