London Photography Exhibitions August 2018

Pop by 'n say hi!London Photography Exhibitions August 2018 There is a decent number of photography exhibitions in London worth seeing this August. We have just added Alex Prager: Silver Lake Drive to the list. This is a mid-career survey of her remarkably rich career, including images from the Crowd series. Don’t forget you can get into the exhibition for free before noon any day. Beyond Soho there is a fair bit of photography on show. In Shoreditch you can see the new Victor Diop show Liberty / Diaspora. Meanwhile, Shape of Light continues at Tate Modern while on the other side of the river at Barbican you can see Dorothea Lange. Influential Cindy Sherman continues her exhibition at Sprüth Magers while in Camden there is an interesting Peter Fraser display. Unfortunately some shows end this month. In particular, Rodin: the Photographs ends soon. Read on for further details on these as well as others. See the regularly updated London Photography Galleries list. The London Photography Galleries list compliments this post on London Photography Exhibitions. It contains information such as opening times and maps for the London photography exhibitions. Alex Prager: Silver Lake Drive Alex Prager is known for capturing […]

London Photography Exhibitions July 2018

Pop by 'n say hi! This is a London Photography Exhibitions post from our archives. Click link to see the latest London Photography Exhibitions. London Photography Exhibitions July 2018 The Black Lives Matter movement in the United States has been a focus of interest recently. As a result it seems timely that there are two London photography exhibitions added to the list this week, championing human rights and celebrating the impact of African Americans. Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop has his first London solo exhibition. Liberty / Diaspora at Autograph looks at the fight for freedom and human rights in Africa as well as the diaspora. Meanwhile at Somerset House, The Influence Project celebrates the global impact of African American musicians. Meanwhile, there is a lot of other photography around the capital worth a look this week. Shape of Light continues at Tate Modern while on the other side of the river at Barbican you can see Dorothea Lange. Influential Cindy Sherman continues her exhibition at Sprüth Magers while in Camden there is an interesting Peter Fraser display. Some photography exhibitions in London are coming to an end. These include the Jacques Henri Lartigue display at Michael Hoppen, together with […]

What is an Art Model? How are Art Models Different to Life Models?

Pop by 'n say hi!What is an Art Model? What is an Art Model and how is an art model different from a life model? Although the term ‘art model’ can include art modelling, an art model tends to pose for photographic art. In contrast, life models work with non-photographic artist. Naturally, a model can work as both a life and an art model! Unhelpfully, this begs the question – what is non-photographic modelling? Non-photographic modelling is another term for life modelling or figure modelling. Historically life and figure modelling is for life drawing: drawing from a live model (rather than photographs) in different poses. Life drawing is important for studying forms, proportions and perspective. So what is an art model? Typically an art model poses for a photographer working on a conceptual art project. Photographer Chloe Rosser used art models in her ‘Form and Function’ series. Using art models she was able to emphasize our increasing alienation from our own bodies. jfFrank made the photograph which accompanies this post at a workshop arranged by L A Noble Gallery. Art models posed for the image. The image is part of the ongoing series ‘Perspectives’. Is Photography Art? From the dawn […]

London Photography Exhibitions June 2018

Pop by 'n say hi! This is a London Photography Exhibitions post from our archives. Click link to see the latest London Photography Exhibitions. London Photography Exhibitions June 2018 Two new photography exhibitions in London are now open. Both are exciting. First there is Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing. This is the first major UK solo show of the US proto-feminist’s work. The second new show features Tish Murtha. Tish Murtha was also a social documentary photographer. The gallery bring together six major bodies of her work. As well as the new shows, Shape of Light continues at Tate Modern. Note that some photography exhibitions in London are about to end. Derek Parfit: The Mind’s Eye is open until Saturday. Meanwhile Olaf Otto Becker runs until next week. Read on for further details on these as well as others. See the regularly updated London Photography Galleries list. The London Photography Galleries list compliments this post on London Photography Exhibitions. It contains information such as opening times and maps for the London photography exhibitions. Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing Just opened. Dorothea Lange is probably best known for her work for the U.S. Farm Security Agency during the Great Depression. Roy […]

London Photography Exhibitions May 2018

Pop by 'n say hi!jfFrank online » Home » Latest » London Photography Exhibitions May 2018 This is a London Photography Exhibitions post from our archives. Click link to see the latest London Photography Exhibitions. London Photography Exhibitions May 2018 Even though Photo London 2018 is over there is still plenty of quality London photography exhibitions to end the month. Notably ‘Queer Gaze from Poland’ which showcases Polish photographers is one of the first major London photography exhibitions dedicated to Polish photography. As well as established photographers, you can see work from new talent this month. Foam Talent London 2018 introduces 20 young photographers from around the globe. Meanwhile Magnum photographers have stopped in London on the worldwide tour of their “Home” exhibition. Elliott Erwitt and Alec Soth as well as 14 other Magnum photographers give their take on the them “Home”. A lot of London photography exhibitions are ending soon. In particular, ending this weekend are Queer Gaze from Poland, “Home”, Thomas Mailaender (at Michael Hoppen Gallery). That is not to mention Another Kind of Life at the Barbican Centre. Read on for further details on both of these and others, lower down. See the regularly updated London Photography […]

Photo London 2018

Pop by 'n say hi!jfFrank online » Home » Latest » Photo London 2018 & London Photography Exhibitions May 2018 Photo London 2018 & London Photography Exhibitions May 2018 Photo London 2018, sees the fair, return to Somerset House, now in its fourth edition. With over a hundred galleries participating there is a wealth of photography to discover this year, from discovering emerging artists and new work from established contemporary photographers to taking in classics. These is all that and plenty in between! Meanwhile away from the photography fervour at Somerset House, there is plenty more photography to see in the London. A few shows are closing soon. If you don’t have time to pop into Opera Gallery in Bond Street to see Ellen von Unwerth’s display, you are in luck. You can flick through a collector’s edition of her latest book, Heimat, at the Taschen stand at Photo London. As well as Ellen von Unwerth, a few more exhibitions are closing soon. These include Birgit Jürgenssen: Nocturnal Light in Fitzrovia and Thomas Mailaender: The Fun Archaeology in Chelsea. Victorian Giants, on at the National Portrait Gallery is also closing soon. Read on for further details on both of these […]

London Photography Exhibitions April 2018

Pop by 'n say hi!jfFrank online » Home » Latest » London Photography Exhibitions April 2018 This is a London Photography Exhibitions post from our archives. Click link to see the latest London Photography Exhibitions. London Photography Exhibitions April 2018 London photography exhibitions for to end April 2018 include a return of the World Photography Organisation Awards. Additionally there is something a little different over in Chelsea. The WPO show occurs yearly at Somerset House. Significantly, over 600 photographers are featured this year, including Candida Höfer. Indeed there is a room of Candida Höfer work, after her being awarded for Outstanding Contribution to Photography. There is something rather different at Michael Hoppen. Namely, a Thomas Mailaender exhibition. The gallery present eccentric and extreme work by the multimedia artist. Read on for further details on both of these and others, lower down. See the regularly updated London Photography Galleries list. The London Photography Galleries list compliments this post on London Photography Exhibitions. It contains information such as opening times and maps for the London photography exhibitions. Thomas Mailaender: The Fun Archaeology Just opened. Thomas Mailaender is a French artist who lives and works between Paris and Marseille. He creates weird and […]

Fox Talbot Process

Pop by 'n say hi!Fox Talbot Process Henry Fox Talbot is the father of the negative-positive photography process. Analogue or film-based photography, after falling out of favour as use of digital photography became widespread, is making a comeback. This resurgence it not too different to the re-emergence of vinyl records. Fox Talbot invented his analogue process in the 1830s. Unknown to Fox Talbot at the time, rival French inventor, Louis Daguerre was working on his own process. The Fox Talbot process had an advantage over the Daguerroypes though. Daguerre’s process created only one single print. Before the invention of the digital scanner, this meant you were stuck with single copy of the photograph. Although Fox Talbot could not produce prints directly with his camera, the ‘negatives’ he produced were much more useful. Negatives are essentially a recording of the image on film (with the modern process). If you hold a processed negative up to a light you will see the tones are reversed: the darkest parts (for example a tree trunk) would appear lightest and the lightest parts (for example white clouds in the sky) would appear darkest. This is not a major issue as the negative is an intermediate […]

Lacock, Wiltshire

Pop by 'n say hi!Lacock, Wiltshire Lacock, Wiltshire is a pretty village close to the Wiltshire town of Chippenham and just a short drive from the M4 motorway. The village is known for the National Trust tourist sites in the village including Lacock Abbey and the Fox Talbot Museum. Henry Fox Talbot, who lived at Lacock Abbey notably was a pioneer in developing modern photography. Beyond the National Trust sites in the village, Lacock has a long history of being used as the setting for films. Lacock featured in the first two Harry Potter films. Also, the BBC chose Lacock for some of the Pemberley scenes in Pride & Prejudice. As well as Lacock Abbey, National Heritage have listed a number of buildings in the village itself. Make sure you leave enough time to explore the village on foot after you visit the abbey and museum. Lacock, Wiltshire is not far from the M4 motorway. You can use the postcode SN15 2LG for SatNav. By train, the distance is similar from Chippenham and Melksham stations, around three miles. We post regularly on Photo Exhibitions in London and a wide range of topics such as travel and healthy living. Of course, […]

Lacock Abbey – Home of Photography

Pop by 'n say hi!Lacock Abbey Lacock Abbey is a country house near to Chippenham in rural Wiltshire. Notably, it might be considered home to modern photography. It was here at his Lacock Abbey home, that British photography pioneer William Henry Fox Talbot developed a process for making photographic prints from negatives. At the time this was a comparatively huge advantage over the rival French, daguerreotype, process. Louis Daguerre and Nicéphore Niépce invented the daguerreotype photographic process. The process produced a single daguerreotype rather than a negative. In contrast to modern film photography, the process made the production of several copy images from one single shot difficult. Around the same time, British chemist Henry Fox Talbot was experimenting with his new salt paper and calotype, negative / positive process. At Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot developed his Fox Talbot process and the three primary elements of photography: developing, fixing and printing. He received a medal from the Royal Society for his work. He went on to write ‘The Pencil of Nature‘ a book detailing the new process developed by Henry Fox Talbot. Lacock Abbey Today, Lacock Abbey is home to the Fox Talbot Museum which the National Trust manage. The National […]