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We are supporting the Global Climate Strike movement by expanding our eco-values and practises in-lab and laying out some more green incentives for all our clients.

From packaging to delivery services, Metro Imaging will be running a green campaign from 20-27 September onwards in order to make a small contribution to the cause.

So, with the aim of promoting a zero-waste environment inside and outside the lab, we will be doing the following:

PLASTIC On Friday 20 Sept we will ban the use of Metro plastic bags for the day. From Monday 23rd, we will only plastic bags with a suggested donation to Greenpeace, and we will not replace stocks once depleted. Please bear in mind to bring your own bag for collections tomorrow onwards! Alternatively, we will have our reusable tote bags available when necessary.

PACKAGING From 20-27 Sept, return your old Metro packaging for us to reuse in exchange for a 20% discount off your next order. Please ask for your Promo Code at reception. (Discount valid until 31/12/2019 and can be used for either 20% off your entire Self Service order, or for 20% off your Bespoke Printing order).

DELIVERY Lastly, on Friday 20 Sept, all Bike Courier delivery orders will be discounted by 20% to encourage the use of green courier services over motorised delivery.

We want to THANK YOU ALL in advance for taking action in the Global #ClimateStrike 2019 and helping make the world a better place for everyone! 

We recognise that our products and business operations have an influence on the environment; for this reason, we aim to reduce our environmental footprint as much as possible, and we continuously review our production standards. Click this link if you would like to know more about our Green Credentials.

This autumn the V&A brings us on an immersive journey into the fantastical worlds created by one of the world’s most inventive photographers Tim Walker.

Metro Imaging are delighted to have provided production for multiple works on show as part of this outstanding new exhibition created by Walker and designed by leading British creative, Shona Heath.

“If we have so many terrible things, we need wonderful things, too.” – Tim Walker, interview with Hannah Marriott, The Guardian.

At the heart of the exhibition are 10 major new photographic projects, directly influenced by treasures in the V&A’s vast collection. In preparation for the exhibition, Walker visited object stores and conservation studios, meeting many of the museum’s curators, conservators and technicians. He scoured the V&A’s 145 public galleries, scaled the roof of the 12-acre South Kensington site, and explored the labyrinth of Victorian passages below ground level. Along the way, he encountered luminous stained-glass windows, vivid Indian miniature paintings, jewelled snuffboxes, erotic illustrations, golden shoes, and a 65-metre-long photograph of the Bayeux Tapestry, the largest photograph in the museum’s collection.

These and many other rare artefacts have inspired Walker’s monumental new photographs, and feature in the exhibition via pictures, films, photographic sets, and special installations.

Working closely with the V&A, our team of technicians produced these new and unique works in a multitude of formats including bespoke lightboxes, a mix of Giclée and C-type professional photographic prints, prints  Reverse Perspex mounted, as well as images printed directly to aluminium and mirror, then distorted to enhance the weird and wonderful atmosphere felt throughout the exhibition.

 

Tim Walker: Wonderful Things
Victoria & Albert Museum
Galleries 38a & 38

21 September 2019 – 8 March 2020 | vam.ac.uk | #TimWalkerxVAM

 

IMAGE CREDITS:
1. Installation View: Lil’ Dragon – Tim Walker: Wonderful Things ©  Victoria & Albert Museum, London
2. Installation View: Cloud 9 – Tim Walker: Wonderful Things ©  Victoria & Albert Museum, London
3. Installation View: Soldiers of Tomorrow – Tim Walker: Wonderful Things ©  Victoria & Albert Museum, London