Metro Imaging has recently partnered with photographic collective HI-NOON, launched this July at Les Rencontres d’Arles.
HI-NOON is a new online platform led by Rut Blees Luxemburg, Sophy Rickett and Brenna Horrox, offering a curated selection of limited edition prints from both leading and emerging photographic artists.
The inaugural collection represents a diverse group of artists, including Jenevieve Aken, Yushi Li, Alison Goldfrapp, Chooc Ly Tan, Sophy Rickett and Rut Blees Luxemburg. This first release of prints is now available to purchase, individually or as a set, through the website, and they are equipped to post to all the UK and internationally. HI-NOON have successfully been working with collectors from New York, San Francisco, Paris, Burgundy, London, Canada, China, and Germany.
1. Image framed: Rêve, Rave et Révolution, Chooc Ly Tan (2019).
2. Pitch Shift 1, Allison Goldfrapp (2019).
A new exhibition opening in Carnaby Street next month will celebrate the vital legacy of youth clubs, while simultaneously highlighting how these safe spaces are in decline due to lack of funding. In collaboration between the Young Westminster Foundation and Positive View Foundation, this collection of work aims to remind us that youth clubs are still beating at the heart of culture and encourage the public to interact and learn from this free photography exhibition.
“This is an opportunity to dive into the history of Westminster’s youth clubs which have nurtured the vibrant heart of youth culture for 150 years.”
Home to the world’s first youth club in 1866, Westminster has played a key role in youth culture. From the mods and rockers of the swinging ‘60s who ventured to stylish Carnaby Street, to the rebellious punk era of the ’70s, and the grime and rap scene which dominates youth clubs today. Youth clubs have offered a safe space for young people to socialise and engage in activities with their peers.
Metro worked with the Young Westminster Foundation to produce a selection of the photographic work on digital c-type paper and photographic vinyl. The exhibition also includes a ‘memory wall’ which welcomes visitors to share their own youth club experiences to celebrate how organisations have helped nurture Westminster’s young people and support community development across the capital, and includes a physical installation which recreates the feel of a youth club where films from our local youth charities will be screened.
Forever Young: 150 Years of Youth Clubs | 3 Carnaby St, London | 9 – 22 AUG | FREE
Opening August 12th, Flowers Gallery presents Her Ground: Women Photographing Landscape, a group exhibition of female photographers curated by Lieve Beumer and Hannah Hughes.
The term landscape, a principle category in Western art, is used in relation to the visible features of an area of land, often depicting human relationships to place and the environment. The thematic of the exhibition revolves around landscape and the relationships between genre and gender, considering the visibility of women’s narratives and perspectives in photographic images of the landscape.
Her Ground includes nine international contemporary artists, each approaching ideas of landscape and the connections to be found between landscape and cultural identity from their varied perspectives. Works on view explore notions of power, agency and sexual politics, concerning the control, access and definition of land, amongst others. Often the landscape is presented in fragmented or constructed forms, incorporating new concepts of landscape through mythology, memory and the imagination.
Metro Imaging was delighted to have worked with one of the exhibiting artists, Dafna Talmor, this time mounting her intricate handprints to Aluminium.
You can read more about our work with Dafna here.
About the artist:
Dafna Talmor is a London-based artist whose practise encompasses photography, video, curation and collaborations. Her Constructed Landscapes transform colour negatives of landscapes initially taken as mere keepsakes through the act of slicing and splicing. The resulting photographs allude to an imaginary place, idealised spaces or virtual spaces that exist beyond their fractured surfaces. The act of physically merging landscapes from different parts of the world acts as a metaphor for the transitional nature of belonging in today’s globalised societies. The Constructed Landscapes blur notions of space, memory and time to create a space that defies specificity and reflects the transience of our contemporary world.
Private View: Thursday 11 July 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
Exhibition continues: 12 July – 31 August 2019
Flowers Gallery East, 82 Kingsland Road
Information taken from press release ⒸFlowers Gallery
1. Untitled (HA-1212-1) from the Constructed Landscapes series, 2014, C-type handprint made from two collaged negatives. ⒸDafna Talmor
2. Untitled (LO-TH-181818-1) from the Constructed Landscapes series, 2018, C-type handprint made from three collaged negatives. ⒸDafna Talmor
3. Installation shot at ‘Her Ground’ Exhibition. Flowers Gallery (2019).
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Famed for his iconic celebrity portraits, the portrait and fashion photographer and director has captured everyone from David Bowie to The Queen. But what’s it like to be shot by the legendary photographer?
In a cutting-edge partnership with Latitude, Rankin will deliver a keynote in the Music + Film Arena discussing three fearless decades behind the lens and the creative boundaries between art and artists. And in an iconic festival first, Rankin will also set up a live studio in the Faraway Forest where lucky festival goers can have their portraits taken by the trailblazer himself.
Metro has produced a wall-to-wall installation of Rankin’s most iconic portraits via Direct To Media on Foamex, that will provide the perfect setting for a pop-up portrait studio in the middle of the Faraway Forest.
This is an artist spanning cultures and generations; the creator of Cool Britannia who stuck around long after the party finished, and has now become an icon in his own right. Rankin x Latitude is a one-off opportunity to hear from and be photographed by one of the world’s most prolific photographers.
Saturday, July 20, Music + Film Arena, Latitude Festival
Can void exist? London-based artist Paul Arion, the only Romanian with three Oscars in his resume, aims to answer this with his solo exhibition ‘Desolation: Corpus Aliena’.
The body of work is a direct representation of solitude, found within the nothingness of vast spaces without human life: how we feel isolated and insignificant in front of the bigger picture and the possibility of being on earth and not perceive earthiness. The Silence, the absence of noise and human interference, the confusion of scale and space. As the photographer states, the infinite space between atoms that creates the matter in the known universe can’t be compared to the emptiness of anything you see.
Metro were excited to work with Arion on this stunning collection of photographs, ensuring the ideal finish for the artworks on display. Paul selected Dibond mounting with an aluminium subframe for displaying his work.
Paul’s photography is the result of his passionate perception of the world, capturing it with the best of framing, lighting, and composition possible.
For more info on Paul and this exceptional exhibition see here.
10th July – 8th September 2019
Monday to Friday 10am-5pm
Private View: 19:00 – 21:00, Wed, 10 July 2019
Romanian Cultural Institute
After two weeks of top quality photography degree shows, a panel of expert judges, including Metro Imaging’s Creative Director and Marketing and Partnership Manager, accomplish the tough task of choosing the best works, and the two lucky talented students who’ll get the chance to exhibit their own solo show in 2020 with full support from Metro Imaging lab and team.
Free Range Shows has been inspiring as always, and now it’s the time to announce the winners!
The Week 1 Metro Mentorship Award goes to Middlesex University student, Jennifer Forward-Hayter, and her winning project ‘People Buy People’; and the two Week 1 Portfolio Prize Winners this year are Jasmine Bruno, from University of the West of England – Bristol, with the project ‘To Catch a Thief’, & Kíra Krász, from the University of Brighton, with her final project, ‘Thought after Taught’.
Continuing with Week 2, the Metro Mentorship prize is awarded to Angela Blažanović, student from The Cass, with the project on show ‘Fragments Of A River’; and the Week 2 Metro Portfolio Prizes are awarded to runners up Diana Sosnowska, University of Edinburgh student, and her project ‘Mother at Merther Lane’, & Nicola Simpson, from Plymouth College of Art, and her project ‘Another Weeping Woman’.
A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to all the brilliant young photographers who took part in the Free Range Degree Shows this summer!
We are very excited and lucky to be working with such incredible artists in preparation for their solo shows next year and developing their practice further.
1. Installation view of ‘People Buy People’ show by Jennifer Forward-Hayter. Free Range Shows at The Truman Brewery (2019).
2. ‘Fragments Of A River’, Angela Blažanović (2019).
To celebrate 50 years since NASA’s Apollo 11 mission and the first humans landing on the Moon, the National Maritime Museum presents The Moon, the UK’s biggest exhibition dedicated to the Earth’s most important satellite.
Featuring over 180 objects from national and international museums and private collections, the exhibition explores our relationship with the Moon over time and across civilisations from a cultural and scientific perspective.
Significant objects on display include the “Snoopy Cap” Communications Carrier, worn by astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, and Hasselblad camera equipment that captured some of the most recognisable and iconic images of the 20th century.
Visitors will also have the unique opportunity to get close to a range of moon rocks such as lunar samples collected from NASA’s Apollo missions and the Soviet Union’s Luna programme, as well as a rare lunar meteorite from the Natural History Museum’s collection.
Historical and contemporary artworks will also be part of the exhibition, illustrating how the Moon has long inspired artists. Metro Imaging produced a series of moonlit scenes that will be displayed printed directly on Dibond, using our Direct to Media technology; as well as an assortment of handmade Bespoke Frames. Featured artists include J.M.W. Turner and John Constable, alongside contemporary pieces by Katie Paterson, El Anatsui, Chris Ofili, Sean Thomas Allen and Leonid Tishkov; and artworks by Cristina De Middel, Aleksandra Mir and Larissa Sansour.
Video artist Christian Stangl will also take part in the exhibition showing a new and exclusive version of his film ‘Lunar’, in which animated photographs from Apollo missions allow visitors to experience the Moon landings through the eyes of the astronauts. Apollo objects will sit alongside film posters, books, comics and magazines that celebrated and questioned these momentous events.
From 19 July 2019 – 5 January 2020
The National Maritime Museum
Admission: Adult £10.00 | Child £6.50 | Concession £6.65