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Photo Show – Phil Fisk captures Everyday People CircusFest 2012 at The Roundhouse London

© Phil Fisk

Phil Fisk’s Everyday People – a series of commissioned portraits of circus performers  – is on show in the foyer at The Roundhouse for the duration of the CircusFest (29 April). Fisk puts a spin on contemporary circus performers and portrays them in unusual, everyday settings, for example, the contortionist spilling out of a washing machine in a Brixton launderette.

© Phil Fisk

If you’re heading to the north London venue or passing by, drop in and take a look. The private view is tonight with a performance by Compagnie Rasoterra.

© Phil Fisk

For a behind-the-scenes look at the work, including a post on the hanging of the 80-inch prints in the foyer, visit Fisk’s blog.

Filed under: Photographers, Photography Shows, Portraiture Tagged: circus performers, CircusFest, Everyday People, Phil Fisk, portraits, The Roundhouse

Photo News: Diemar/Noble Photography and Rhubarb-Rhubarb host The Gathering event tonight in London with a photo tombola

The Gathering, an event jointly organised by Diemar/Noble Photography and Rhubarb-Rhubarb, takes place tonight from 6-9pm at Diemar/Noble.

For one night only, images donated by participating photographers including Brian Griffin, Martin Parr, Emily-Jane Major, Michael Donald, Laura Pannack and Zed Nelson will be on show at the Diemar/Noble gallery space. Prints have been donated by image makers from the UK, USA, Spain, Italy, Germany, Japan, Sweden, Australia and Bangladesh.

Participants pick a numbered ticket from a tombola and receive the corresponding numbered print as well as a copy of the event catalogue. “This gives you the opportunity to own a print by a world famous or an emerging artist for an investment of just £50″. The event is a fundraiser not a private view.

Money raised from the event is to support the work of Rhubarb-Rhubarb as “it moves into a digital future”. Not exactly sure what this means, in terms of what the money raised is for, specifically – money to make a transition and get things online?





Filed under: Photographers, Photography Auction Tagged: contemporary photography, Diemar/Noble Photography, london, photo auction, Rhubarb-Rhubarb, The Gathering

Photo Stroll through the Nine-Point Perspective show on the evening of the Private View

So here’s the evidence. The Private View goes ahead, with over 200 people visiting throughout the evening. Thanks to the lovely and talented photographer  Phillip Reed for taking these photos for us on the night, much appreciated and to all who came out despite the riots earlier in the week, it meant a lot. All photos © Phillip Reed

Filed under: Photographers, Photography Shows Tagged: HotShoe Gallery, Miranda Gavin, Nine-Point Perspective, Phillip Reed, Sachae Lehrfreund, Wendy Pye

Photo show – Nine-Point Perspective 24 hour Private View countdown for tomorrow

Preview of the last day of hanging and the 24 hour countdown starts now.

All going ahead, come join us tomorrow from 6-9pm to celebrate the opening of the show from the ashes of the previous few nights the Phoenix of creativity will always rise. Come raise a glass with us, and share some laughter. All photos Miranda Gavin.

Filed under: Photographers, Photography Shows Tagged: Farringdon, HotShoe Gallery, Nine-Point Perspective, photo show

Photo News – Nine-Point Perspective group photo show install at Hotshoe Gallery as London riots hit


Monday evening and we start to hang the first Tri-pod group show Nine-Point Perspective: Ways of Seeing ahead of the Private View on Thursday 11 August from 6-9pm. Wood panels to be cut to precise size for snug window fit; walls to be painted; false walls built and shelves added.
Next, we head home and get caught in the rioting in Brixton and Ealing. Long night with helicopters and police sirens, huge plasma TV in box is thrown, and lands, in the front garden and loot stashed near neighbour’s bins, cars driving by picking up groups from the street, while smash and grabs take place up the road.

The next day the aftermath – local resident a 60-year-old is ‘critical’ after clashing with rioters reports local paper and news that the local Panasonic shop lost £200,000 of electrical goods, which could account for the TV.

Today, Tuesday and we head back to the gallery…
Then the shops in Hatton Garden near Farringdon are boarded up and we are advised to leave the gallery. But not before we get some more done in preparation for the show and the wall gets a lick of grey paint.

Let’s see how it all pans out. The Private View is on Thursday so we need to take stock tomorrow. People are asking about whether we are going ahead, and so far we still are, despite some set backs.

Seba Kurtis‘s book signing for Drowned in Hackney was cancelled last night, and Toby Smith‘s talk at The Frontline Club, see last post, was cancelled tonight.
Back home and word at our local Tesco is not good, security guard advises a group went in and one of them said, “We’re coming back to finish what  started”.

Filed under: Artist Talks, HotShoe Gallery, Photographers, Photography Shows Tagged: Dean Hollowood, HotShoe Gallery, Miranda Gavin, Natasha Caruana, Nine-Point Perspective, Seba Kurtis, Wendy Pye

Moby Destroyed photo book, photo show and album release in London

© Moby, photo courtesy the photographer

Photo courtesy PR company

Mr Moby was in London last week to celebrate the release of his first photo book and ninth album Destroyed. Published by Damiani, the hardback edition of Destroyed has 128 pages and features 55 photographs taken by Moby on tour around the world For a sight and sound experience, follow this link to Be the One video and below see the latest video The Day featuring Heather Graham. And he’s playing live at The Roundhouse in Camden on Thursday 2 June.

“Moby has been taking pictures as long as he’s been making music; and to this day he carries camera wherever he goes. The title and front cover of Destroyed depicts the final part of an LED security warning: Unattended luggage will be destroyed, which Moby snapped as it flashed up in a deserted hallway at New York’s La Guardia airport.

“Explains Moby: “One of my goals through my pictures is to take the normal and present it as odd and to take the odd and present it as normal.

“Destroyed is a behind-the-scenes international odyssey with Moby, introducing us to a side of touring that is often unexposed; secluded time spent in artificial spaces like hotel rooms, airports, and backstage waiting areas. The album and photo book combination provides an intimate look at Moby’s world and his creative process as an artist, both the music and photos were created in the same period and draw inspiration from the strange and sublime world of touring.

“The album is self-released on his own label Little Idiot, and Destroyed will be available on CD, vinyl, and digital formats. To celebrate the release of his ninth studio album, a free digital EP featuring three songs from Destroyed is available for download at moby.com.

To see more from the launch…

The launch took place at Proud Galleries in Camden’s Stables with a two-hour photo private view evcnt during which Moby performed a short set led by powerhouse singer Joy Malcolm including cover versions of Walk on the Wild Side and Whole Lotta Love.

The show is on until 19 June and all the work is for sale. I interviewed Moby for a feature in August/September’s issue of Hotshoe so will leave you with a short taste of the evening…

All photos below © Miranda Gavin, 2011.

Filed under: Photographers, Photography Books, Photography Shows Tagged: album, Be the One, Camden, Damiani, Destroyed, Miranda Gavin, Moby, photo book, Proud Camden, Proud Galleries, The Day

Photo Stroll – A Night Out in The Black Country with Brian Griffin

© Brian Griffin, Woman Chainmaker, 2010. Archival pigment print. Courtesy of the artist.

From the press release: “Brian Griffin was born in Birmingham in 1948 but spent his childhood in Lye, in the Black Country before departing for Manchester College of Art in 1969 to study photography. He has since gone on to become one of the UK’s most established photographers and is renowned for his portraits of musicians, actors, political figures and the business community. However, growing up in the 50s and 60s in the Black Country, surrounded by industry, has left an indelible impression on the artist, to such an extent, that a new body of work recalls his childhood memories of living amongst the factories on Stocking Street, Lye.

“Inspired by a range of artistic influences including Caravaggio, Sir Stanley Spencer, Otto Dix and religious art, Griffin’s theatrical compositions place his life story on centre stage.

“The Black Country was first exhibited at Collège des Bernardins, Paris. The exhibition has been supported by the Owen Family Trust, Walsall Museums and Galleries Development Trust, Multistory and Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council.”

© Brian Griffin, Tim Newey. Courtesy of the artist.

Today’s post which is also up at the New York Photo Festival 2011 site comes a little later than anticipated as someone cut through my broadband cable and I was disconnected from cyberland. Now back online, here’s a photo stroll from yesterday’s night out to Brian Griffin’s private view of his most personal project to date, The Black Country, which opened today at the New Art Gallery Walsall and runs until 19 June.

Landlord of The Old Swan pub Tim Newey, pictured above, provided a barrel of beer from his brewery and was among the guests at the busy opening. Here’s hoping that the show makes its way across the Atlantic so that others can enjoy Griffin’s exhibition too. For now, here’s a photo stroll taster of what to expect. And, after my last wordy post, today I’ve decided to step back and let the images speak for themselves. To see more…

All photo stroll images © Miranda Gavin, 2011.

Filed under: Photographers, Photography Shows Tagged: Brian Griffin, New Art Gallery Walsall, photo exhibition, photo show, The Black Country, Walsall

Above the clouds. New photo exhibition explores the visual fall-out of the early nuclear age

Thursday 7 March saw the opening of a new photography space, the London arm of Munich gallery Daniel Blau Ltd.

Sandwiched in a narrow space, the gallery has a surprisingly generous floorplan, and its walls now play host to A-Bomb: Pictures of disaster. Photographs of atomic bomb explosions, including tests from America and the Pacific and George R. Caron’s shots from a military plane above Hiroshima, span the early cold war period of 1945-70. Some photos are juxtaposed with fragments of written matter, often no more than a scrawled or typewritten label.


The exhibition is accompanied by a 48-page tabloid (to add to Eye’s teetering pile of newsprint) that acts as a substantial exhibition catalogue – and a morbid keepsake.


By the time of last night’s private view, every print bore a red dot, and the prices (which ranged from around £500 to at least £16,000) were being hurriedly covered up (using stickers or marker pens) by the gallery staff. A single private buyer had snapped up the entire collection.


7 April > 7 May 2011
A-Bomb: Pictures of disaster
Daniel Blau Gallery
51 Hoxton Square
London N1 6PB UK

See also David Thompson’s article about Michael Light’s work in Eye 51, to be republished on the Eye blog next week.

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