I went to this exhibition in Wapping and highly recommend it to you, the photography was brilliant and really suited its setting. It shows what can be done to transform a space. One of the best photography solo shows I have seen.
Until March 4th
A series of photographs exploring the collapse of the US housing market and the sub-prime mortgage crisis.
The Wapping Project is a restaurant, bar and gallery in the renovated Wapping Hydraulic Power Station. It is an inspiring place and one I will definitely be going back to.
Here are some shots I took of the place…
Friends are often asking me where there should print their albums and prints when they finally get round to making albums of their photographs.
There is a new-to-the-UK printers called Pinhole Press who definitely get my stamp of approval. Their products are beautifully printed on their eggshell archival paper with a lovely textural feel and lustre finish. Check a few of their products below but you really have to see and feel the quality for yourselves to be converted.
The prices are competitive with Photobooks starting at around £30, the prices are in dollars at the moment, but hopefully that will change soon, as they are new to the UK. My favourite product has to be this 13-photograph day planner which costs £50 and there are cheaper smaller versions.
It felt wrong doing much work today before I shared my thoughts on the sad news of Steve Jobs passing. Let’s face it, I couldn’t do my editing work today without his products anyway!
The face of technology and the ease with how we deal with it in our lives has changed because of him. Regardless of whether you are a Apple fan, he raised the bar. He truly had a vision to perfect and let creativity and useability grow in a market that did not take these two things at all seriously enough.
Below is a rough timeline of the Apple products that I have been lucky enough to own.
You have got to go the Victoria and Albert Museum in London if you possibly can before July 17th to see Figures & Fictions. It is an exhibition of Contemporary South African Photography and is quite something. Guy Tillim was one of the stand outs for me but it has to be one of the best collections of photos I have seen for a while, so check it out if you can…
© Guy Tillim
© Guy Tillim
Sadly yesterday two great photographers were lost Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros whilst they were documenting in Libya, trying to show the harsh reality of war.
The following images were taken by Tim Hetherington and published in the following book;
“Long Story Bit by Bit: Liberia Retold” (Umbrage Editions, 2009).
They will be missed but will carry on inspiring.