London Photography Exhibitions May 2016

Pop by 'n say hi!London Photography Exhibitions May 2016 This is a London Photography Exhibitions post from our archives. Click link to see the latest London Photography Exhibitions. If you’re suffering from withdrawal symptoms after the fantastic Photo London 2016 show at Somerset House last week, don’t despair! There are two fresh London photography exhibitions to end May: Anja Niemi’s Short Stories at The Little Black Gallery in Chelsea and Black Chronicles at the National Portrait Gallery. Plenty more to convince you to go see these below. Robert Clayton’s ‘Estate’ London photography exhibition at the Four Corners Gallery is ending soon. Read on for opening times and closing date. See the regularly updated London Photography Galleries list. The London Photography Galleries list compliments this post on London Photography Exhibitions, with information on opening times and maps for the London photography exhibitions. Anja Niemi: Short Stories Just opened! Free admission. Anja Niemi is one of the most compelling contemporary artists of our time. The Norwegian studied at London College of Printing and this is her fourth exhibition at the Little Black Gallery in London. Short Stories was premiered last week at Photo London 2016. The photographs on display were captured over […]

Swedish phone line: call a Swede

Pop by 'n say hi!Swedish phone line: call a Swede Swedish phone line: to mark the 250th anniversary of the abolition of censorship in Sweden, Swedish Tourism has created a Swedish phone line which will connect you to a random Swede. This makes Sweden the first country in the world to have its own telephone number. Svenska Turistföreningen (The Swedish Tourist Association) invites you to “Get connected to a random Swede and talk about anything“. Ever wanted to know how to make the perfect Swedish meatballs, how to pronounce ‘Ikea’ like a Swede or more about Malmö, where the Nordic Noir thriller The Bridge is set? Now it will only cost you a phone call to Sweden, to find out. What is the Swedish phone line? The number is +46 771 793 336. The line is staffed by volunteers, some just wanted to practice their English – though, despite what they often tell you, I am yet to meet a Swede who speaks English badly! Swedish phone line etiquette Apparently, some Swedes might get irritated if you ask them about Ikea furniture and ABBA, so be considerate when coming up with your question! Another potential pitfall is confusing Sweden with […]

Stockholm Walks: Riksgatan, Gamla Stan

Pop by 'n say hi!Stockholm Walks Stockholm is modern, tranquil city, steeped in history. From the ABBA experience, to the Vasa Museum housing the 300 year old Swedish warship, there is literally something for everyone. The city is quite easy to navigate on foot, with many pedestrianised areas. You can walk the two kilometer route from the top of Drottninggatan (Queen Street), the modern, broad, shopping avenue, right down into Gamla Stan (The Old Town). You cross the Riksbron (Parliament Bridge) on to tiny island Helgeandsholmen, housing the Riksdagshuset (Parliament House), follow Riksgatan (pictured in this post) and then hop onto the medieval Gamla Stan (Old Town) island. There a narrow alley, Västerlånggatan, replete with souvenir shops to suit the taste of any tourist brings you to the other side of Gamla Stan. This, all without having to take a single turn – the only thing to get lost in is the irresistible charm of Sweden’s capital city! Stockholm Walks Ghost Walks in the Old Town This first of the Stockholm walks, runs from May to August and ‘walks you through’ some fascinating history, life stories and legends of Gamla Stan Photo Stockholm Walks organised by City Photo Tour take […]

Photo London 2016: London Photo Exhibitions

Pop by 'n say hi!Photo London 2016 & London Photography Exhibitions May 2016 This is a London Photography Exhibitions post from our archives. Click link to see the latest London Photography Exhibitions. Photo London 2016 is here – the year long wait is over: London’s largest ever photography exhibition has re-opened. There is work on show from 85 photography galleries from around the world with talks from first class, world-renowned British and international photographers. On top there are special exhibitions from legendary photojournalist Don McCullin and Turner Prize nominated Craigie Horsfield. With all that to take in, we’ve posted some pointers on what not to miss. Read on for a few tips on some stands to look out for. If you’re coming into London specially for Photo London 2016, make a day of it and go see the Miles Aldridge London photography exhibition: ‘Please Return Polaroid’ in Piccadilly. There’s a stack of other fantastic exhibitions on in the capital to coincide with Photo London including Paul Strand at the V&A, Martin Parr at the Guildhall Art Gallery, Henry Fox Talbot at the Science Museum and Zhang Kechun at Beetles + Huxley, also close to Piccadilly… you might need the whole […]

London Photography Exhibitions May 2016

Pop by 'n say hi!London Photography Exhibitions May 2016 This is a London Photography Exhibitions post from our archives. Click link to see the latest London Photography Exhibitions. Just one week to go until Photo London 2016. With 80 galleries and countless photographers represented, Photo London is the London photography exhibition calendar highlight of the year. In the meantime, London photography exhibitions to visit this week include chines photographer Zhang Kechun’s exhibition at Beetles + Huxley, Fox Talbot: Dawn of Photography at the Science Museum and Unseen City which feature photographs by Martin Parr. Much more detail on these below. Note that Electronic Superhighway at the Whitechapel Gallery is closing soon, check below for opening times and closing date. See the regularly updated London Photography Galleries list. The London Photography Galleries list compliments this post on London Photography Exhibitions, with information on opening times and maps for the London photography exhibitions. Zhang Kechun Free admission. Zhang Kechun spent two years photographing from the banks of the Yellow River, considered the cradle of Chinese civilisation. He made his captures on overcast days with

Clubbing workout: Is clubbing a good workout?

Pop by 'n say hi!Clubbing workout Clubbing workout: is clubbing a good workout? Clubbing can be a good night out, but does it count as cardio? Is there such a thing as a clubbing workout? How many calories do you burn dancing? A full night of clubbing is a great form of exercise, as a clubbing workout (according to journalist Toni Jones) uses all major muscle groups and works the muscles and fibres that control posture as well as getting your heart pumping. Some see it as an alternative to gym and rather pay for good night’s clubbing instead of a gym membership. One club, Daybreaker offers 2-hour clubbing workout parties, where you can burn 500-600 calories an hour. According to research, this is equivalent to running between four and six miles (depending on your body weight). The post image features a Zara Watson studio capture by jfFrank. See our recent Zara Watson post to find out more about Zara. Follow jfFrank Instagram feed and check the jfFrank latest posts regularly to see future Zara Watson model shots. As well as featuring captures from studio sessions with models, we post regularly on a wide range of topics from travel to […]

London Photography Exhibitions May 2016

Pop by 'n say hi!London Photography Exhibitions May 2016 This is a London Photography Exhibitions post from our archives. Click link to see the latest London Photography Exhibitions. London Photography Exhibitions for May 2016, include Polly Penrose and WPO Sony World Photography Awards exhibition, both end on Sunday. More details on these exhibitions below. See the regularly updated London Photography Galleries list. The London Photography Galleries list compliments this post on London Photography Exhibitions, with information on opening times and maps for the London photography exhibitions. Polly Penrose: 10 Seconds Opens Friday, 6th May Polly Penrose is known for her nude self portraits in awkward positions. Her style involves hammering her body into the landscape. In ‘Satin Curtain‘, she is sat balancing on a curtain, facing the window of an otherwise empty room, while another comical self portrait sees Polly laying on some rolls of coloured fabric in another nondescript room. The 10 Seconds exhibition lends its name from the ten seconds Polly has to find her pose before shutter release, once she has set the camera’s self timer off. The exhibition is only on for the weekend at the Hoxton Gallery, close-by tube stations are Old Street and Barbican. […]

Zara Watson Model – jfFrank shoot

Pop by 'n say hi!Zara Watson Model Zara Watson, the blonde, green eyed, 5′ 8″ (1.70 m) tall British professional model hails from the North East of England. We shot with her last month at a studio session in Northamptonshire, just north of London. Zara Watson is a versatile and experienced model, as comfortable shooting fashion or lifestyle as she is doing boudoir or art nude. It was fantastic working with Zara Watson, she clearly has a lot of experience modelling, just a quick run through of what we’re looking for in the shot is enough for her to deliver every time. With all her experience modelling, she knows a lot about photography too, so if you want to impress her, make sure you pull out a long lens for her portraits! You can find out more about Zara Watson model on her modelling profile. Follow jfFrank Instagram feed and check the jfFrank latest posts regularly to see future Zara Watson model shots. As well as featuring captures from studio sessions with models, we post regularly on a wide range of topics from travel to healthy living, each post featuring jfFrank photos. We also post a regular London Photography Exhibitions […]

London Photography Exhibitions May 2016

Pop by 'n say hi!London Photography Exhibitions May 2016 This is a London Photography Exhibitions post from our archives. Click link to see the latest London Photography Exhibitions. London Photography Exhibitions for May 2016, have a centre of gravity towards east of central London, with exhibitions at the Museum of London in The City, Four Corners Gallery in Bethnal Green and Parasol Unit in Hoxton. Read on for more details about these May 2016 London Photography Exhibitions. Follow links below for information on gallery opening times and exhibition closing dates. See the regularly updated London Photography Galleries list. The London Photography Galleries list compliments this post on London Photography Exhibitions, with information on opening times and maps for the London photography exhibitions. Simon Norfolk: Under London Free admission. Simon Norfolk is British based photographer known for his landscape work. In 2003 he was nominated for the Citibank Prize (now known as the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize). Under London presents photographs of ten objects found at archaeological digs across the capital and photographed by Simon Norfolk, above ground, close to where they were found. The images on display were published in a recent edition of National Geographic magazine. The Museum […]

London Photography Exhibitions April 2016

Pop by 'n say hi!London Photography Exhibitions April 2016 This is a London Photography Exhibitions post from our archives. Click link to see the latest London Photography Exhibitions. London Photography Exhibitions in April 2016 include the just opened ‘Fox Talbot: Dawn of Photography’ display at Science Museum. A glimpse at some of the earliest photographs and some insight into the Fox Talbot’s process and it’s relative success versus the alternative French-invented Daguerrotype. A number of London Photography Exhibitions are closing soon, read on for details so you can be sure not to miss any of them. Amongst those closing soon are Sergio Larrain’s first ever solo London exhibition, at the Magnum Print Room and Lee Miller’s a Women’s War at the Imperial War Museum. Follow links below for information on gallery opening times and exhibition closing dates. See the regularly updated London Photography Galleries list. The London Photography Galleries list compliments this post on London Photography Exhibitions, with information on opening times and maps for the London photography exhibitions. Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph Just opened. Henry Fox Talbot could be considered the father of modern photography. In his lab at Lacock Abbey, near Chippenham in Wiltshire, he invented […]