“The name HI-NOON evokes a time, a place and an urgency, coupled with flamboyance and extravagance. HI-NOON is a time for reckoning, but most of all, it is a welcome.”

We are excited to announce our new partnership with photographic collective HI-NOON, launching at this years Les Rencontres d’Arles.

HI-NOON is a new online platform selling a curated set of limited-edition prints by leading and emerging photographic artists. Founders Rut Blees Luxemburg and Sophy Rickett have drawn upon their extensive experience as artists, educators in photography and writers to select the works to be celebrated on this new platform.

Launching at a special event at Les Rencontres des Arles on July 4th, 2019, the collection will be available to purchase, individually, or as a set, through the website. The first release of prints represents a diverse group of practitioners selected for their spirit of experimentation, conceptual clarity, and the joy and visual pleasure of contemporary photographic practice. HI-NOON will present, amongst others the work of Jenevieve Aken, artist and designer based in Lagos; Yushi Li, emerging Chinese artist recently graduated from the Royal College of Art; musician and artist Alison Goldfrapp, and Chooc Ly Tan, DJ, artist and activist.

The collective is an ongoing venture, launched in the spirit of openness and optimism, with the aim of establishing and maintaining long term partnerships with HI-NOON artists, collectors and suppliers, based on trusted knowledge and experience, conviviality, support, and of course, fun.

Metro Imaging is delighted to be the official Archival Printing and Framing Partner of this innovative new platform supporting and co-operating with thriving artistic communities around the world.

Follow the collective on Instagram or check out their website for more info.


1. HI-NOON logo artwork. Image courtesy of Hi-Noon (2019)
2. Image featured: Encounter, Ⓒ Alix Marie. (2014)


Metro Imaging is delighted to continue it’s long term partnership with the Lisa Pritchard Agency and support the LPA Futures for another season of awards.

LPA Futures is a unique initiative set up by well known photographers agent Lisa Pritchard Agency (LPA). Now in it’s 12th year, the programme kick starts the careers of emerging commercial photography talent and raises their profiles in this competitive industry.

‘I initially set up LPA Futures in 2007 as a division of my agency to simply represent up and coming photography talent’ says Lisa, owner and founder of LPA. ‘I thought a small group of 5 photographers would be a good number and sourced the first roster from assistants and also scouted around the relevant ‘ones to watch’ awards and the like. It wasn’t a fairly laborious process finding new talent this way however – so I came up with the idea of turning it into an actual competition, and formalising it as structured 2 year programme with other judges, partners, other prizes and a big launch night!’

Since these early beginnings LPA Futures has developed into one of the industries most popular competitions for new photography blood and also an invaluable resource for commissioners wanting to work with new talent but with the support and safety net of an established agent.

For the past six years Metro has supported the LPA Futures with production of the winners works’ exhibition as part for the awards night, digital c-type prints mounted to foamex. With additional support on portfolio print production for the LPA Futures’ winners.

The whole team at LPA will also be there on hand for all the five winners, to advise and support with them in every aspect of being a professional, commercial photographer for the next two years.

Winners of LPA Futures 2019/21 will be announced later this week after the launch night on June 5th, watch this space!

  1. LPA Futures Artwork c/o LPA
  2. The Telegraph © River Thompson winner 2017/19
  3. Cuba © Imogen Forte, LPA Futures winner 2017/19

Metro Imaging has been working in partnership with University of the Arts London since 2005, with the aim to support BA Photography students making the transition out of education, throughout the Metro Mentorship Award Programme.

Every year, Metro Imaging Creative Director, Steve Macleod, takes the time to explore the work from all the BA Photography course students and, in collaboration and consultation with University staff, selects the one who is deserving of the support, and announce it at the opening of the LCC Degre Show.

As expected, the quality of the work was stunning and it was, as always, a tough decision to make. This year Metro is proud to announce the LCC x Metro Mentorship Award Winner and award student Anabelle Hibberd with her final year exhibition Hard Skin – “an exploration documenting juxtapositions between the natural and man-made and the materiality of the photograph within a space, considering sustainability within the environment”.

The 12 months Metro Imaging Mentorship Award Programme is designed around the needs of the individual, and it includes creative and conceptual advice, professional and business development, marketing identity and PR, technical experience and networking introductions and opportunities, and £1000 of credit to support the making of new work.

Metro would like to congratulate Anabelle one more time, as well to all the students in the programme on their excellent Final Year Degree Show ‘975 days’!


Exhibition Details:

29 May – 1 June 2019 
London College of Communication
Image Credits:
1., 2. Hard Skin, Anabelle Hibberd. 2019.
3. Annabelle Hibberd next to Hard Skin installation at ‘975 Days’ LCC BA Photography Final Year Degree Show. London, 2019.