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Metro is thrilled to have worked recently on prints for the first comprehensive retrospective exhibition of Linda McCartney’s photographic work now on display at Vienna’s Kunst Haus Wien until October.

Linda McCartney or Eastman as she was then, had a passion for photography in her early life in the 1960’s, she found her niche in the musical scenes of New York, California and London documenting the “swinging sixties” producing portraits of stars such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Aretha Franklin and Simon & Garfunkel.  Her breakthrough came when a chance meeting led to Linda shooting The Rolling Stones for the promotion of their “Aftermath’ album, great success followed including the honour of being the first female photographer to have a cover shot on Rolling Stone magazine when her portrait of Eric Clapton featured.

She met Paul when she shot The Beatles at the launch of their album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band“ in 1967; they fell in love and were married two years later.  Linda’s photographic world then expanded to encompass her family life raising four children with Paul, as well as the final years of The Beatles, Wings tours, and more peaceful times in the country in Sussex and Scotland.

This retrospective exhibition, for which Metro have produced over seventy C-Type prints, documents Linda’s entire career and shows the results of the early years of her professional life alongside everyday scenes from her family life.  The images display a distinctive personal style, reflecting beautifully the warmth and devotion to her family with her instinctive ability for capturing the subject at just the right instant, showing a unique approach to portraiture.

The exhibition also shows the results of Linda’s interests in her later life when she returned to the early influences that led to her development as a photographer. She revisited her love of fine art and studied art history at university which consequently led to her experimenting with early photography techniques. The results are portraits, animals, wildlife and still-life images, partly produced as platinum prints and sun prints.  These as well as a documentary section with contact sheets, videos and other materials round off this retrospective of the lifework of a passionate photographer.

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For more information about Linda McCartney’s work click here
For a feature showing Paul McCartney’s attendance of the opening of the show click here

Kunst Haus Wien Museum Hundertwasser
Untere Weissgerberstraße 13, 1030 Vienna

Exhibition dates: 6th June – 6th October 2013
Opening times: Monday – Sunday: 10:00am to 7:00pm

Ticket prices: Adults: €10.00; Children up to 10 years: free
Children & young people 11-18 years: € 5.00

Images © Linda McCartney

Metro are proud once again to have worked with British landscape photographer Dan Holdsworth for the group exhibition ‘Monuments’ which opens in Zurich this week.

Dan Holdsworth’s new work ‘Forms, 2013’ is exhibited along with work by sculptor Peter Buggenhout, film-maker  Robert Smithson and artist Lawrence Weiner.  It features a series of aerial photographs Holdsworth has shot from a helicopter at Crater Glacier, Mount St. Helens, the world’s youngest glacier, which has formed over the past 33 years since the catastrophic eruption of the Mount St. Helens volcano in Washington State in 1980.

Holdsworth’s images are composed without clear orientation points such as sky or water and each is shown as a pair: each coupling contains the original image alongside another which has been rotated 180°, what in one image stands proud then becomes depressed in the other, playing with a phenomena known to cartographers and astronomers as ‘false topographic perception’, when a landscape cannot be judged to be concave or converse.

Metro have produced eight sets of prints from 5”x 4” negatives which were drum scanned and reproduced into 30″x37” Crystal Archive Matt prints.

Scheublein Fine Art, Schloss Sihlberg, Sihlberg 10, Zurich
Tel: +41 786 350 402

Exhibition dates: 8th June  – 13th July 2013

Viewing by appointment only

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Images © Dan Holdsworth

Metro has always been a supporter of students and university graduates believing that help given at the beginning of a photographer’s career is fundamental to developing a great relationship going forward.  This year we have progressed this involvement further by collaborating with the new School of Art at Central Saint Martins on the first show for the Postgraduate program.

The projects on display at the CSM Degree Shows 2013 include work by Lara Morrell who was awarded the CASS Art Award, Ksenia Burnasheva who won the Grange Hotels Residency award, Nikolas Ventourakis who won the Deutsche Bank Award in Photography, Sam Taylor, who was shortlisted for the Helen Scott residency award and Armen Kasparian Saraidari who was nominated for the NOVA award – all of which were printed by Metro.

Metro has worked individually with all the MA Photography graduates during the final stages of their degree offering specific and detailed advice. Guidance about how to produce professional and artistic portfolios of their photographic work was given along with recommendations for printing, mounting and installation advice for the show.

Award-winning Nikolas Ventourakis said of Metro “It was really valuable to work with people that are very proficient in the production of images and that were involved throughout, from the scanning to the colour correction and the printing and mounting. The students realised that there are always options and that a second pair of eyes helps.“

Metro’s Director, Steve Macleod commented, “With this years MA students from CSM, I knew from the off and by meeting with Nikolas and his colleagues that it was going to be an inspiring challenge.

The range and complexity of the work meant that the only way to ensure the students got the best support was to meet with them as individuals so that the team at Metro Imaging could provide a dedicated service. It was a pleasure to work with CSM this year and we congratulate them all for a fantastic degree show and wish them well for the future.”

Central Saint Martins, The Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London, N1C 4AA

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Exhibition dates: 24 – 29 May 2013
Opening times: Saturday – Monday: 12pm-6pm
Tuesday: 12pm-8pm
Wednesday: 12pm-6pm

Entry to the exhibition is free

Images © Lara Morrell, Nikolas Ventourakis, Ksenia Burnasheva