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Join us and industry friends Fujifilm on Tuesday 7th November 2017 to discover the new Fujifilm GFX 50S medium format camera!

During the evening you will have the opportunity to look at the incredible GFX system followed by a guided tour of our professional photographic lab seeing behind the scenes of our production process from film to papers. Fujifilm GFX experts will be available to demonstrate the GFX system, allowing you to get hands on and test the kit as well. We’ll also throw in a beer or two while you’re looking around – on us, of course!

An official Fujifilm X-Photographer will also be available to discuss the system and answer all of your photography related questions during a 30 minute Q&A session.

AND for those of you who want to spend longer than an evening discovering the GFX we will be entering all attendees in to a prize draw to win a free two week loan of a GFX and two lenses.

Spaces are limited so RSVP HERE to book your spot at our exclusive event!

 

6.30pm Tuesday 7th November 2017

Metro Imaging

32 Great Sutton Street

London

EC1V 0NB

Organising an exhibition or preparing framed prints can be a stressful situation at the best of times, not to mention when a deadline is looming. So we get some expert advice from our wonderful Production Manager Simon Turner and share his top tips on planning ahead when producing an exhibition, portfolio or edition prints for a deadline.

 

  1. Timing- Allow enough time to complete the work . Sometimes costing, testing images and approval /sign-off of prints takes longer than expected.
  2. Testing- You could need more than one round of test strips or prints to get it right. If quoted 3 days for a test and 3 days for a final print it may not be possible to fit in a 2nd test if required before your deadline.
  3. Printing- Prioritise the printing of your artwork. Whether you are framing here or elsewhere, it is good to allow enough time to get the print right and not be under pressure to get the work off for framing, mounting, etc. you’ll just end up rushing your final prints – which is more important the printed image or the frame?
  4. Finishing- Your schedule will need to allow for framing and finishing off  of prints. For example, if printing takes 5 working days and framing an additional 15 days that the whole job takes 20 working days (not 15).
  5. Be prepared – always plan your schedule and budget well ahead of your deadline! 

 

See our Bespoke Printing Services for more info or to discuss your project plans with our lovely staff just pop in or call 020 7865 0000 for an appointment.

 

 

An Exhibition of Oil Paintings, Photographs and Mixed Media

Metro is thrilled to be supporting an exhibition of figurative and abstract images of India, London and Italy in an exhibition presenting photographs produced by John Pheasant, oil paintings by Suchi Chidambaram and jointly produced mixed media works which beautifully combine a photographic image and an oil painting to create a single image.

Suchi and John produced the exciting and innovative mixed media works using a variety of surfaces: fine art paper, canvas and metallic bases like aluminium and Dibond. Using our Direct to Media printer John’s images were printed onto Dibond,  creating an opportunity to combine the two artists’ contrasting approaches, styles and techniques. The resultant dynamic draws the viewer into the image and challenges the imagination.

Suchi, a London based painter, born and raised in southern India is fascinated by perspectives. Her interpretations of urban landscapes are typically not painted in situ but from memory: fragments of visual data mingling with subjective, emotional responses.

John, a photographer with a particular interest in land, cityscapes and portraits, relishes the technical and artistic challenge of using only natural light often in testing conditions, to capture his experiences of the places he visits and the people he meets.

 

Nehru Centre, 8 South Audley Street, London, England, W1K 1HF

Exhibition dates:

23rd October 

from 6:15 pm

24th, 25th, 26th October: 

10:00am – 8:00pm (with wine, soft drinks and nibbles from 6:00pm)

Friday 27th October:

10:00am – 2:00pm

Suchi will be giving painting demonstrations using palette knife and John will be running photography workshops during the exhibition.

For information and times please email John or Suchi

 

Images ©

  1. Val d’Orcia – John Pheasant, Archival pigment print on Dibond, 40×26 inches
  2. Kolkata – John Pheasant, Archival pigment print on Dibond, 18×18 inches
  3. Mandu – Suchi Chidambaram & John Pheasant, Mixed Media on canvas, 20×30 inches
  4. San Giorgio – John Pheasant, Archival pigment print on Dibond, 40×26 inches
  5. Village Elder – John Pheasant, Archival pigment print on Dibond, 36×24 inches

 

 

 

The monthly Be Smart About Art talk series continues this month addressing creative and professional aspects of creating print editions from start to finish. Metro’s Creative Director, Professor Steve Macleod will be in conversation with Founder of Be Smart About Art, Susan Mumford for what will prove to be an informative and interesting talk followed by a Q & A Session.

Topics include:

Traditional printmaking vs Digital printing

Editioning: pros and cons, financial implications

Troubleshooting

 

An open floor Q & A session will follow the talk so be sure to come along ready to learn and with questions at the ready.

 

Date: Oct. 9, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Cass Art, Colebrook Row, London N1

Nearest Tube: Angel

Price: Early bird tickets half price! Full tickets £10-15
For full information about the evening and to book tickets