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Metro is delighted to be working with neighbours the wonderful Curious Duke Gallery and supporting their prestigious Secret Art Prize.

As part of the collaboration we are offering a premier portfolio prize for the winner which includes; a one-to-one portfolio review with our creative director Steve Macleod, a guided tour of the production lab and a tailored session with a print technician to discuss and prepare your work for print production.

 

WHAT IS THE SECRET ART PRIZE?

The winner of Secret Art Prize 2018 has the opportunity to showcase their works within a dedicated space at Moniker Art Fair with curatorial support from both Moniker Art Fair and Curious Duke Gallery. They will earn full representation from Curious Duke Gallery, mentoring from CDG founder Eleni Duke, a £1000 cash prize and gifts from Jacksons Art and a portfolio review from Metro Imaging.

There will also be four runners up who will receive gifts from our sponsors, representation from Curious Duke Gallery

WHO CAN APPLY? 

The Secret Art Prize is open to all urban and contemporary artists. Disciplines welcome include painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking and photography. We do not accept film and performance pieces.

HOW TO APPLY?

A very simple question – just click here to find out.

WHAT IS THE PRIZE?

From Curious Duke Gallery

Curious Duke Gallery may have began in September 2011 as a pop up, in addition to the online gallery, but CDG now stands as a fully fledged ‘anti-gallery’. Curious Duke Gallery is currently London’s leading urban and contemporary art space for emerging artists.

– Representation

– Exhibition

– Mentoring with Director Eleni Duke

From Metro

Over 37 years in the photographic industry has taught us that every person who works here is as important as our clients. Our aim is for a flexible workforce with multi-skilled and cross-trained people so that our level of expertise is second to none.

– Premier Print + Portfolio Prize worth over £500

– Set of x10 portfolio prints based on our Premier Bespoke Service

– A guided lab and production tour

– A on-to-one portfolio review with Creative Director

– Tailored production advice with a Metro print technician

From Moniker Art Fair

Established in 2010, Moniker Art Fair has earned a reputation as one of the most exciting contemporary art fairs with it’s roots embedded in urban culture.

– A display of Art Work at Moniker Art Fair 4 – 7 October 2018

– The winning artist will be commissioned to make an installation art work which incorporates a collection of the winning artists work.

From Jackson’s Art Supplies

Jackson’s is a well-established maker and supplier of art materials. Their mission is to provide artists of all abilities with the paints, inks, paper, ideas and every tool imaginable to help them realise their creative potential.

– £150 worth of Jacksons fine art vouchers

– Editorial feature on the Jacksons Art Blog

Cash Prize

– The winning artist will receive a £1000 cash prize.

 

RUNNERS UP
There will also be four runners up. The runners up will receive an group exhibition with Curious Duke Gallery, mentoring with Eleni Duke and representation from Curious Duke Gallery.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE WINNER
There will also be the People’s Choice Award. The applicants will be long listed to 100 who will all go to the public vote, the winner of the public vote competition will be shortlisted straight to the final 10.

Find out more about Curious Duke Gallery here

Last Thursday  the all analogue print publication – PYLOT Magazine, launched their much anticipated 8th Issue, and Metro were delighted to collaborate with Fuji Film UK to support their pop-up exhibition.

Issue 8 focuses on ‘Autonomy’ explores themes such as: The attitude changes we experience during our teenage years, motherhood and the representation of women, the human relationship with technology and how it impacts upon our daily routines and decision-making processes, creative ways of subverting power in society, be that as a collective or on our own.

For the launch we have teamed up with Fuji to produce an exhibition of work from Issue 8 on Fujicolour Crystal Archive Professional Velvet. This paper is ideal for artist looking for a dead matt print on a true photographic digital C-Type paper.

Autonomy features contributions by: Ed Templeton, Andrea Riseborough, Billie JD Porter, Kira Bunse, Akram Khan, Raven Smith, Chris Killip, Marco Santucci, Matthias Steinkrause, RareBooksParis, Lanvin, TOGA, Mara Palena, and more.

 

Check out our Fuji Velvet C-type paper here and see more info on PYLOT issue #8 here.

Metro Imaging is delighted to launch its student photo award – THRESHOLD.

 

Open to all students at any level, we invite entrants to submit one piece of work that they feel defines their practice to date via this open theme.

 

Submissions will be judged by a panel of industry influencers (details below) who will choose one overall winner and five shortlisted winners. The panel will be looking for quality, context, and strong message within the submissions.

 

All six winners will be exhibited at Metro Imaging in central London throughout September 2018, with the overall winner announced on the opening night Tuesday 4th Septhember.

 

PRIZE:

One overall winner

  • x1 £1000 production credit to spend at Metro Imaging
  • x1 12 month tailored Mentorship at Metro Imaging
  • x1 work displayed as part of Metro Student Award

 

Five Shortlisted winners

  • x1 work displayed as part of Metro Student Award
  • x1 £50 Gift Vouchers for Metro Imaging

 

JUDGES:

  • Owen Harvey – award winning youth and subculture photographer.
  • Carole Evans – photographic artist, cultural organiser and educator.
  • Prof. Steve Macleod – creative director, photographic artist, master printer and educator.

 

REQUIREMNETS:

A single image you feel defines your practice to date

  • x1 Image (digital file)
  • x1 Paragraph that describes how this image sums up your practice to date (100 words MAX)

 

DEADLINE:

6pm Friday 29th of June 2018

 

ENTRY:

To enter please register to SUBMIT your work HERE

 

Once judging has been completed, we will be contacting the winning entrants directly in order to send their high res files for printing ahead of the September exhibition.

 

IMAGE CREDITS:

Printing at Metro Imaging lab

Skins + Suedes – Owen Harvey at Metro Front of House

The Precursor Project at Metro Front of House

 

We officially introduce our new Metro Framing website, the dedicated framing branch of Metro Imaging.

Our years of experience in the photographic industry have taught us how important it is for us to adapt and grow with our clients needs to provide a full production experience for artists.

As part of this initiative Metro Imaging introduced a bespoke framing as a service in 2012 and  since then it has grown form strength to strength. Over the past 6 years we have been busy providing high quality, affordable finishing options for our clients whether they are exhibiting, selling or collecting artworks.

With our new framing website we are able to collate all the information you need about the wide range of professional framing solutions that we offer. These services include; customised picture framing for unique projects, specialist mounting services, short or long term frame hire, high quality glazing options, art installation, international delivery and much more.

Our flexible, multi-skilled team aim to provide a level of expertise that is second to none for each, individual project. We enjoy meeting new and existing clients; taking the time to understand your needs, discuss the work as well as impart some industry wisdom and advice.

 

The winners of the British Journal of Photography’s International Photography Award 2018 are Copenhagen-based collective Sara, Peter & Tobias. The trio have won with their series ‘The Merge’, an in-depth exploration into artificial intelligence and robotics, which aims to explore and visually interpret the possibility that we are living inside a simulation.

The BJP IPA winner’s Sara GalbiatiPeter Helles Eriksen and Tobias Selnaes Markussen shared a studio but worked separately for several years before coming together to start a collaborative creative studio in 2013.

“Since forming their collective, Sara, Peter and Tobias have made a name for themselves with their first project and photobook, Phenomena. This debut project was an anthropological study of UFOs and extraterrestrials, and was exhibited at Rencontres d’Arles and nominated for Prix de la Photo FigaroIt introduced their conceptual and subjective approach, akin to documentary, which considers issues founded on theories and first-person accounts rather than fact. This unique approach has continued through to The Merge.” – Sarah Roberts , BJP , Mar 2018

As part of the IPA prizes Sara, Peter and Tobias have won an in-person review of their portfolio from expert team here at Metro Imaging as well as production of their solo exhibition in London.

‘The Merge’ will be exhibited in a solo exhibition at TJ Boulting Gallery from the 13th July to 11th August. The exhibition will be open to the public, and is an opportunity for people to come and see this seminal work for themselves.

You can read about Sara, Peter and Tobias work and practices in latest interview with the BJP here.

Stay tuned to the Metro Imaging newsletter for latest on BJP IPA 2018, including interview, Instagram takeover, behind the scenes with the production process and all info on the launch!

In the meantime you can see the exhibition we produced for BJP IPA 2017 winner Dani Castro Garcia and his exceptional project Foreigner at TJ Boulting last April.

All images from the series The Merge © Sara, Peter & Tobias

Frame Hire – a practical way of showcasing your work!

When you’re thinking about framing your artwork, planning ahead is key: What is achievable within my budget? How much time have I got? What frame size do I need for my print? Where and how will I be installing these framed pieces?

If you are on a tight budget or short deadline, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

As an inexpensive alternative to our bespoke framing service, we offer short or long-term frame rental – that is from just one day, up to several weeks. Frames for hire are an ideal way to showcase your work, for instance, for one-off events, pop-ups, short exhibitions, or exhibitions where the frames won’t be required after the event.

This range of ready-to-go hire frames comes in standard frame sizes, and is constructed to our usual high standards. Built with oak moulding stained black for a classic look and supplied with standard clear glass.  Complete with MDF backing and flexi-clips, our fitting costs include hanging fixings. We also have window mounts available for specific image sizes and artwork can be fitted by our team for an extra fee.

These frames are also available with or without window mounts and artwork can be fitted by our team for an extra fee.

Available in three sizes:

20″ x 16″

24″ x 20″

30″ x 20″

All frames are thoroughly checked on return so you can rest assured that they will always be in top condition.

Contact our team for bookings, costs and further information.

Daniel Shea’s new book ’43-35 10th Street’ is about architecture and its relationship to ideological and socioeconomic shifts.

We were delighted to work with Daniel to produce a selection of giclée mounted prints, exhibited at the Webber Gallery, London to coincide with the book launch this March.

The work began with a simple premise; for Shea to observe the residential real estate boom in his neighbourhood of New York City, Long Island City. This type of development boom, happening in cities globally, is a distinctly late capitalist solution to the perception of housing needs.

Images of Long Island City in New York are juxtaposed with the government buildings in the famed Brazilian city of Brasilia, built ex-nihilo 50 years ago. Images of a dying California industrial town suggest a cycle of dissolution, real estate value, and entropy.

Architectural forms, from disparate places and historical moments, evolve and echo. If modernist architecture reflected a utopia of civic engagement, neoliberalism’s departure comes in the form of a utopia of consumer engagement.

Establishing the studio as a site of artistic production, surrounded by a different form of labor that builds cities, he aims to construct an analogy between his own mobility and the macro flow of capital that is ever present in our globalized world.

Daniel Shea’s  43-35 10th ST work will be on show at Webber London form 22 March until 4 May 2018.

Hi folks,

We’ll be closed from 6.30pm Thursday 29th March until 8.30am Tuesday 3rd April for the Easter break.

The easter bank holidays will affect working day turnaround times, so if you’re looking for photographic prints before the 28th make sure you get those orders in quick.

Just use one of our tailored and trusted services to order your work online or in-lab:

Bespoke Photo Printing

Bespoke is our classic service, you sit back and we do the work. Come in, or send us your files via our Uploader, Dropbox or Wetransfer with your instructions and we can resize, crop, add borders, colour correct and adjust according to your instructions. Or come in and work on a one to one basis with our expert technicians to get exactly the ‘directed printing’ results you want, plus be looked after by a dedicated production manager

 

Self-service Photo Printing

Our great value Online printing, mounting and framing solution is the go-to-service. If you feel confident in preparing your own files for print, then simply upload your images and follow the simple steps to make your top quality prints. Add mounting and framing if you require. Complete your order with secure online payment. Couldn’t be easier!

 

Contact us for more info or follow us on Instagram, Twitter + Facebook for updates.

 

Happy Easter!

We are proud to officially introduce our new Metro Framing website, the dedicated framing branch of Metro Imaging.

Our years of experience in the photographic industry have taught us how important it is for us to adapt and grow with our clients needs to provide a full production experience for artists.

As part of this initiative Metro Imaging introduced a bespoke framing as a service in 2012 and  since then it has grown form strength to strength. Over the past 6 years we have been busy providing high quality, affordable finishing options for our clients whether they are exhibiting, selling or collecting artworks.

With our new framing website we are able to collate all the information you need about the wide range of professional framing solutions that we offer. These services include; customised picture framing for unique projects, specialist mounting services, short or long term frame hire, high quality glazing options, art installation, international delivery and much more.

Our flexible, multi-skilled team aim to provide a level of expertise that is second to none for each, individual project. We enjoy meeting new and existing clients; taking the time to understand your needs, discuss the work as well as impart some industry wisdom and advice.

Feel free to explore our new website and if you have any questions or would like to book a consultation or get a quote just get in touch!

https://metroframing.co.uk/

 

IMAGE CREDITS:

 

  1. Our Framing workshop with work form ‘The Great British Seaside’, National Maritime Museum
  2. New Metro Framing website
  3. ‘The Great British Seaside’ – Simon Roberts, National Maritime Museum
  4. Speed of Light – Terence Donovan, The Photographers Gallery
  5. We Are Family – Sian Davey, National Portrait Gallery
  6. Aomori – Alexander Mourant, Free Range Solo Show Awards

 

Metro Imaging is once again delighted to be partnering with Cork photo for the 2018 festival and sponsoring them with exhibition printing, events, and discounts for participants.

Founded by Louise Maher and Naomi Smith, Cork Photo festival is an artist-led initiative, highlighting local photographers in venues across the City. The open theme and inclusive approach adopted in the first year continues, allowing everyone to take part. They embrace experimentation and encourage viewers to seek out and explore.

The Cork Photo team curates exhibitions by both local and international artists, bringing together independent galleries, arts organisations, individuals, and collectives all wishing to exhibit and celebrate photography. Past festivals have toured with Brighton Photo Fringe and have also showcased work by award-winning photographers Alexandra Lethbridge and Monica Alcazar-Duarte.

The festival is now biennial, taking place during the month of April with a wide range of artists, collectives and local businesses involved. This years program promises to provide an exciting array of quality workshops, events and exhibitions including The Photobook Show – J Book Show,  Triskel 40 Photo Prize and Lomography People’s Choice Awards.

Also on show will be the collective exhibition Elastic which showcases work by photographers acknowledging mental health within practice or process.  This show will involve a mix of Metro’s clients and past mentorship winners -including Lynda laird, Joanne Coates, Jessica McDermott, Courtney Husslemann– in one of the CPF18 main hubs, St.Peters Church.

In addition, there will be a day-long Photo Symposium on Art + Practise involving curator and artist lead tour of Elastic, talk with editor of Source Photographic John Duncan and panel discussion with founders of the art space ‘Dali + Gala’.

Cork Photo Festival runs throughout April with launch night on April 5th and Photo Symposium: Art + Practise on April 6th and you can find out how to get involved here and show your work here.

 

IMAGES ©

Headlight – Ruth Guest for Elastic

Pageant Wounds – Kallie Cheves winner Triskel 40 Photo Prize

Lake Balaton – Silvio Severino

3am: Awake- Elastic

Our wonderful neighbour’s Curious Duke Gallery are hosting Chris King and his a captivating photographic exhibition ‘No Opportunity for Regret’ this March.

Taken from his forthcoming book, No Opportunity for Regret this collection of striking images, captured by Chris on his travels, brings the viewer on a journey across the United States and beyond.

“The solitary nature of this process is one of the reasons that none of the photos have any people in them. Printing and exhibiting my photographs means that the human part comes from interactions with people looking at my images, and conversations about where and when the images were taken.” – Chris says in a recent interview with Curious Duke Gallery.

Chris’s photography practice primarily encompasses two distinct bodies of work: landscapes and interiors that are deliciously devoid of human presence, and portraits that capture the very essence of the individual. Compositions are characterised by the artist’s distinctive framing and focus, either straight on like a window into another dimension, or a moment that’s been frozen in time with laser-like concentration on a singular point.

He writes of his work: “Borders, barriers, transitions, and divisions are fundamental to the universe. Life began when primitive structures developed that separated inside from outside. Gravity shapes galaxies and gives us up vs down. Natural and artificial distinguish between what we affect and what we have yet to influence. Interfaces and intersections are everywhere.”

Metro Imaging were delighted to work with Chris King again and produce large digital c-type prints of his documentary images mounted directly to Dibond.

No Opportunity for Regret will be on display between 1st March – 31st March at Curious Duke Gallery, five minutes walk from Old Street tube. PV Thursday 1st March 6-9pm RSVP here.

 

All images © Chris King

We have worked closely with the incredible Hospital Rooms to produce large photographic vinyl as part of the install for their new collective exhibition opening next month at Griffin Gallery.

Using the floor plan from his own London apartment (1 Godley VC House), artist Tim A Shaw will construct a skeleton timber framework of his living space to scale within the gallery. Tracing out each room, the structure offers a suggestion of domesticity that provides the setting for a collection of art-works that furnish its interior. Rather than being a stable or fixed piece of architecture, the formation is much more akin to a psychic, virtual or imagined shell through which every ‘room’ is visible.

As a responsive site with the ability to instil feelings of sanctuary, warmth and familiarity, ‘home’ is also the place where our vulnerabilities and anxieties surface at their most palpable. The idea of the home is deeply embedded in human consciousness, where objects can be containers for memories, scents can be comforts or antagonists, architecture can present a means to frame the world. Homeliness can be tangibly felt.

This exhibition also functions as an investigation into the intangible qualities embedded into particular architectural spaces. It will inform the co-curators, who run the mental health and arts charity Hospital Rooms, where they commission world class artists to transform residential secure and locked residential mental health units in NHS hospitals. Each artist works in genuine collaboration with service users and staff, and responds to their thoughts and experiences to make creative and imaginative environments. As a separate location from the mental health units they ordinarily work in, this exhibition offers the freedom to draw out the potential in-carefully, radically and candidly thought out living spaces.

1 Godley VC House

Rachael Champion | Karen David | Jon Emmony | Alexandra Lethbridge | Steve Macleod | Cameron Morgan | Rose Pilkington | Charley Peters | Tim A Shaw | Esna Su

Curated by Tim A Shaw, Emma Smale and Niamh White

8 March – 20 April 2018 PV: 7 March, 6:30-8:30pm

 

After the close of 1 Godley VC House, there will be a Hospital Rooms exhibition of images of artworks created for their current project at Eileen Skellern 1, a psychiatric intensive care unit for women, with a private view event on 25 April, 6-8:30pm and opening hours 26-27 April 10am- 5pm. You can read about the project at Eileen Skellern 1 here

We are excited to once again be collaborating with PhotoVoice on their latest charity photography competition which seeks to unite the capital.

Launched on Valentines Day – ‘Love in London’ – is an iconic photography competition celebrating unity and hope in the aftermath of a turbulent year. The aim is to inspire London with a wave of positivity and love, with the winning photos being displayed across the capital on digital displays.

For many, 2017 was a difficult year, with tragic events, political upheaval, and scandals shaking institutions worldwide. London has had its fair share of dramatic events to contend with, but it’s residents faced these challenges with inspiring displays of unity, community cohesion, and solidarity.

So to celebrate the best that London has to offer in 2018 – Clikd; an award winning dating app aimed at the creative community, has launched a new photography competition inviting people to submit photographs which showcase what Love means to them in the capital. The aim is to unite differences and inspire the city, as well as raising funds for award winning charity PhotoVoice, whose mission is to support social change and give people a voice through photography.

Acclaimed photographers Kim Leunberger and Jackie King will judge across the 6 categories which include Love in the Community and Love What you do, with other judges to be announced. The winning photo series will feature on digital signs across London tube stations and bus stops – an opportunity to display optimism and positivity for millions to see on their daily commute.

Metro Imaging are delighted to be offering support via a portfolio print prizes and more!

 

The competition is inviting submissions in 6 categories:

Love London – images celebrating the best of London

Love your community – images celebrating the ways communities come together

Love your friends – images celebrating your friends and peers

Love yourself – images showing your own relationship to London and yourself –  or even a selfie

Love your partner – images celebrating romance and connections

Love what you do – images celebrating jobs, hobbies, activities

 

A winner and two runners up in each category will be given the chance to have their images enjoyed by people all over London, with their work also displayed at an exhibition held at the summit of the competition.

PhotoVoice CEO Tom Elkins said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be involved with the Love in London competition. PhotoVoice’s charitable work helps people use photography to tell their side of the story, and we’ve always been inspired by the images that people have created in our projects. Now, we are excited to see what people choose to submit to this competition which will celebrate what makes London such a wonderful city to live, visit, and work in.”

As well as inviting images from anybody who has a story to tell about London, the competition will also showcase the work of celebrated photographers who will be sharing their perspectives of Love in London. Photographers include Laura Pannack and Peter Dench, with further contributions to be announced.

Entry for the competition is free, but a £2 donation per image entered is strongly encouraged to support PhotoVoice’s projects worldwide. All donations will be given directly to PhotoVoice.

Submissions for the competition open on February 14th and closes on March 7th.

SUBMIT

 

Be part of our ‘Love in London’ campaign and cheer up our city, with love!

 

SOME USEFUL INFO:

Can anybody submit images?  

Yes – all submissions from any level of photographer are welcomed.

Who are PhotoVoice?

PhotoVoice is a London based registered Charity organisation that promotes the ethical use of photography for positive social change, through the delivery of innovative participatory projects. The charity helps to build the skills and capacity of underrepresented or at risk communities worldwide; creating new tools of self advocacy and communication. To learn more, please visit their website.

Who are CLiKD?

CLiKD is a New London-based dating app which was launched in 2017. CLiKD believes in putting personality and creativity at the heart of the process and encourages creative and smart dating, rather than shallow and superficial judgements. It believes in creativity, positivity and helping the community around it, which is why it was awarded “Innovation in the Dating Industry” at the 2017 Dating Awards.

The Love in London Competition

Entry is free, but a £2 donation per image entered is strongly encouraged to support PhotoVoice’s projects worldwide. All donations will be given directly to PhotoVoice.

 

We’re delighted to be collaborating with the exceptional Tagsmart team for their upcoming digital-tagging workshop at Factory Fifteen.

This is a unique opportunity to learn more about the World’s only integrated artwork provenance solution, so don’t miss out!

The events will be spread over a two evenings 26th and 27th of February with Metro Imaging’s Creative Director Steve Macleod speaking on Monday the 26th.

Hear about the benefits of their DNATags and Certificate of Authenticity, and preview the exciting features of the new platform, Tagsmart 2.0.

If you have an artwork that you want to protect with a Tagsmart DNA Tag, please bring it along and we’ll teach you how to apply it and secure your work in a few easy steps.

Last few spots available BOOK YOUR SPACE HERE!

We are delighted to be involved with Black Box Projects, a new art gallery specialising in contemporary photography and art which is created using photographic materials. We have worked closely with their team and artists for their upcoming launch exhibition in Soho this March, producing a mix of bespoke frames, fine art Giclée prints and photographic vinyl.

Black Box Projects currently represents Steve Macleod internationally and Liz Nielsen in the UK. For its first exhibition, the gallery will present a selection of work by Macleod and Nielsen at 15 Bateman Street, London W1D 3AQ from 6 – 11 March.

The exhibition will showcase around 20 pieces from each artist. Works from Macleod’s previous series Blackwater, Aeld, Nil, Li+, Hel, Traverse and Murmur all made over the last decade will be on show, and many of which have not been exhibited before. Shot in the UK on a large format camera, Macleod uses nature to share the conceptual impact and influence it can have on our emotions, our health and our imagination. Represented exclusively by Black Box Projects in London, his works held in both private and public collections, including HRH the Duchess of Cambridge and HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazza’ Al Nahyan.

Macleod is also a regular lecturer and speaker on photography, a Visiting Professor at UCS East Anglia; a Trustee of the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) and Lifetime member of Frontline Club in London. He also operates a successful mentorship programme for emerging artists.

Brooklyn-based photographic artist Liz Nielsen will be represented by 20 unique, colour photograms, all made in 2017, ranging in size from 40 x 50 cm to 100 x 127 cm. Her works have been exhibited in New York, Chicago, Paris, London, Budapest, Amsterdam and Berlin. Her unique photographs are printed in the analogue colour darkroom with handmade negatives and found light sources.

Liz earned her MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2004, her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2002, and her BA in Philosophy and Spanish from Seattle University in 1997. Nielsen’s works have been reviewed in The New Yorker, The Financial Times, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and ArtSlant.

In May 2018, Black Box Projects will take part in Photo London presenting Steve Macleod’s latest series Hala, which will be the debut exhibition of this project. The gallery will then host a solo show of new work by Liz Nielsen in London in October.

Black Box Projects is committed to working with artists who push the limits of traditional photographic practice. The gallery does not keep a permanent space, instead it arranges pop-up exhibitions in order to tailor the experience to the individual needs of the artist and the work to be shown. It aims to be a pioneer of the changing gallery model, as well as presenting a transparent working model with artists, clients and other gallerists that fosters community, creativity and collaboration.

 

Location and opening times:  15 Bateman Street, London W1D 3AQ | 10am-6pm, Tues 6  – Sat 10 March

See their website for more information on exhibition artists and upcoming events www.blackboxprojects.art

 

IMG 1 – Liz Nielsen, Echoing Flame II, 2017 – Analogue Chromogenic Photograph on Fuji Lustre, 50.8 x 40.6 cm, Unique

IMG 2–  Liz Nielsen, Ghost Moon, 2017 – Analogue Chromogenic Photogram, on Fuji Lustre, 50.8 x 40.6 cm, Unique

IMG 3 – Steve Macleod, Black Schuck, 2012 – Fuji Crystal archive print, 162 x 127 cm, edition of 3

IMG 3 – Steve Macleod, Mimir, 2012 – Fuji Crystal Archive Print, 78.7 x 101.6 cm, edition of 5

Artists and Emerging Art Dealers: Are you in need of career advice that’s tailored to YOU?

This month Be Smart About Art (BSAA) will host an evening event in London for visual artists to get feedback and insight from art world experts and  Metro is excited to be involved! The event will give participants a chance to meet experts on a one-to-one basis, in addition to participating in roundtable conversations facilitated by industry specialists.

“The experts that I had 1-2-1 sessions with were absolutely amazing and gave me so much confidence and motivation. I would recommend getting involved with Be Smart About Art to anyone. I have a new sense of direction and control over the next phase of my art career and I feel so excited about what the future holds for me!” – Emily Jane Campbell, mixed media artist

Advisers include art dealers and agents, independent curators, artists, tech gurus, journalists, fundraisers and others.

Confirmed Advisers (to date) – more advisers and bios to be announced soon:


1-2-1 ADVISERS:

Anna McNay, Art Writer and Editor offering insight, advice and top tips on getting press in the art world.

Deborah Henry-Pollard, Business Coach for Creatives helping creative professionals discover that the skills and imagination which feed creative work can also support their businesses.

Delia Cabral, international art dealer, consultant, marketing advisor, museum designer, and curator.  She brings to the 1-2-1s years of expertise developed as liaison between collectors, artists, markets and audiences both global, local, emerging and established.

Hazel Reeves, Figurative Sculptor driven to tell the stories of struggles for social justice and to redress the lack of representation of women in public art. Offering insight into making a living as an artist, especially useful for artists initiating cause driven projects and commissions.

Kane Moore, Fundraiser with over a decade’s experience working in the arts and charity sectors who helps make the idea of asking for funding not scary!

Maria Stenfors, Art Consultant & Curator with 20 years experience giving realistic guidance to artists, curators and dealers.

Marine Tanguy, Artist Agent using her expertise in representing talented emerging artists  in combination with her proficiency of current-day working models to provide insight and direction to professional artists and dealers alike.

Sylvie Gormezano, Independent Curator using extensive consultancy background to mentor artists and galleries, encouraging creative and effective working practices.

 

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS:

Inventory Management with Chris King, Photographer (focus: Artwork Archive)

Networking in the Art World with Kate O’Neill , Metro Imaging and The OGC (focus: the importance of networks and promoting your creative career)

Markmaking using Natural Inks with Modern Eccentrics (Jonnathan Dredge & Ross Belton). This Artist Duo will lead hands on creative explorations using natural and handmade materials.

Get inspired and informed with Tim Benson, Artist (focus: building a career as a professional artist including self representation).

Tune into intuition with Tamara Gal-On, Business Coach for Creatives

Why buy from YOU? With Barbara Stanley, Gallerist (focus: identifying what makes you stand out, how and where to clearly communicate this USP, and provide a buying experience that will keep people coming back).

BOOK EARLY! One-to-one bookings are limited in number as each adviser can only do so many one-to-one sessions.   Advisers will be allocated on a first come first served basis.  Once you book your place you will be sent a confirmation email which contains the link to your adviser booking form. Fill this out asap to ensure you have a good shot as your preferred choices of adviser. (Note that the roundtable sessions are decided upon at the time of the event.)

 

You have three attendance options:

> Have two x 121 sessions (20 min each) and attend 4 x roundtable sessions (20 min each) at £55 for BSAA Members and £65 for non-members;

> Have one x 121 session (20 min) and attend 5 x roundtable sessions (20 min each) at £45 for BSAA Members and £55 for non-members;

> Attend 6 x roundtable sessions (20 min each) at £35 for BSAA Members and £45 for non-members.

The event will be emceed by BSAA Founder Susan Mumford – “Art is your life. Make it your living.” 

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Refund Policy: Refunds are available up to 7 days prior to the event taking place. Please direct any questions to savvy@besmartaboutart.com

Date: Jan 29th 2018, 5.45 pm –  9 pm

Location: Hotel Elephant | 1-5 Spare Street | London SE17 3EP (Tube / train / bus stop: Elephant & Castle)

Price: From £35 – £65

See More Info + Book Your Space Now

We’ve listed all our print, processing and framing deadlines below for you to use as a handy guide this Christmas. And for those of you last minute Christmas shoppers – don’t worry, we have plenty of Metro Imaging Gift Vouchers and film stocked in our front of house right up until the 22nd December! 

 

CHRISTMAS DEADLINE DATES FOR ORDERS:

Bespoke Service appointments:  20th December

Bespoke Service C-type (Matt, Gloss, Velvet under 40″x30″ only): 20th December

Bespoke Service B&W (+ Duratrans, metallic, etc): 19th December

Bespoke Service Giclée: 19th December

Bespoke Service Mounting: 18th mounting

Bespoke Service Framing: 11th framing

 

Self-Service Orders C-type (Matt, Gloss, Velvet under 40″x30″ only):  21st December 2pm

Self-service orders B&W(+ Duratrans, metallic, etc):   19th December

Self-service orders Giclée:  19th December

Self-Service Mounting: 18th December

Self-Service Framing: 11th December

 

Film processing: 20th December

Film scanning:  20th December

Retouch Appointments: 20th December

 

 

CHRISTMAS LAST POST DATES

International Last Posting Date Christmas 2017

International Standard and all International Tracking and Signature services

 

Saturday 2 December: Africa, Middle East

Wednesday 6 December: Asia, Cyprus, Far East, Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia)

Thursday 7 December: Caribbean, Central, and South America

Saturday 9 December: Australia, Greece, New Zealand

Wednesday 13 December: Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland

Thursday 14 December: Canada, Finland, Sweden, USA

Friday 15 December: Austria, Denmark, Iceland, Portugal, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland

Saturday 16 December: Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg

 

UK Last Posting Dates Christmas 2017

 

Tuesday 19 December: Royal Mail 1st CLASS

Wednesday 20 December: Royal Mail Recorded

Thursday 21 December: Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed

Friday 22 December: Royal Mail Special Delivery, Saturday Guaranteed

 

For printing, mounting, framing and retouch see all of Metro’s Turnaroud times here.

 

Don’t Let Deadlines Get The Better of You – For extra support while planning your exhibition and portfolios ahead of Christmas why not check out our Tips from the Experts on Working To Deadlines!

 

Metro Imaging will be closed from 2 pm Friday 22nd December 2017 and will reopen at 8.30 am Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

Stay tuned to our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter official pages for any updates.

Happy Printing Folks! 🎄 🎶  📸

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.

 

 

With over 37 years of experience working within the visual arts industry Metro prides itself on the creative experts that make up our diverse team- from print technicians and retouchers to framers, scanners and client care – what our team don’t know about photography and print production just isn’t worth knowing!

This week’s tips come from one of our expert senior print technicians –the infamous Mr. Manish Patel. He shares his advice with us on preparing your files to get the best for your photographic or art prints using our in-lab Bespoke Services.

 

1. Don’t sharpen or crop any aspect of your image file until you have decided on the final print size, it could limit the size you can go to if you start tweaking before this.

2. If using RAW files save the .xmp (which can be done in LightRoom or Photoshop), so when we open your files in the lab we can work on your edited or layered file accordingly.

3. Leave time for testing. You may think you just need to print the files straight to your ‘go to paper’, but we have such a variety of photographic and fine art papers at Metro that experimenting with different substrates could open up a whole new element to your work.

4. Don’t hesitate to come in and view your work on our calibrated screens with a print technician, we’re here to help you get the best from your image files.

5. FYI most of us printers love Rum 😉

 

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.

PHOTOGRAPHERS – SHARE YOUR WORK, SUPPORT A CHARITY!

Metro Imaging is proud to be working with PhotoVoice once again to collaborate on their September Photography Competition.

PhotoVoice is an award-winning UK-based charity that works across the world using participatory photography for social change.

Its innovative and award-winning projects have addressed issues as diverse as climate change, political engagement, women’s rights, refugees, HIV, disability, sexual exploitation and many more – all through the lens of photographs taken by communities affected by these issues.

Professional Photography is the market-leading magazine for professional photographers. Each issue celebrates world-leading professionals and their work through in-depth interviews and extensive photographic portfolios.

Every two months, photographers worldwide will be invited to submit images based on a theme which has been inspired by PhotoVoice’s projects, past and present.

The winner will have their images featured in the pages of Professional Photography, in PhotoVoice’s quarterly publication Photo Voices, on PhotoVoice’s website, and receive a small cash prize.

All winning images will be exhibited at The London Photo Show at the Strand Gallery in October.

 

Competition 6

 

Theme – Tolerance

 

Opens – 04/09/2017

 

Closes – 27/09/2017

 

Judge – Kate O’Neill, Marketing Manager at Metro Imaging and Director at The OGC 

 

“This picture was taken in Al Wade street in the old city of Jerusalem, where we can see Muslims and Jewish in the same street – though not walking together.”

© Areej Mustafa Abu Sarah | PhotoVoice | Parents’ Circle | ‘Side-by-Side’ | Palestine

In celebration of both the Jewish New Year (Sept 21st) and Islamic New Year (Sept 22nd) this month’s competition is inspired by Areej Mustafa Abu Sarah who was a participant on the PhotoVoice project ‘Side-by-Side’ which worked with Palestinian and Israeli teenagers from across Israel and the West bank.

Inspired by Areej’s depiction of both Muslims and Jews walking along the same street we want to see images that reflect on the theme of ‘Tolerance’.

 

Entry is free for PhotoVoice members, or £10 to enter for non-members. To find out more and to enter, please visit – www.photovoice.org/competition

More About Side-by-Side

 

The Side-by-Side project brought together six Isreali and six Palestinian teenagers in Israel and the West Bank to enable open dialogue and provide perspectives from both sides of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

The young people were all members of the Palestinian-Israeli organization the Families Forum, a network of bereaved families dedicated to non-violence and dialogue. Participants recorded their daily lives and used photography to voice their losses, frustrations and differences. Their images were then posted to an online forum where the young people could view and comment on the work of others, find common ground and gain friendships.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With a predominant interest in sexuality and how individuals come together to connect, Ellie English’s first solo exhibition at Doomed Gallery explores what value we place on intimate interactions.

Through the practice of photography, English’s work acts as a means of building bridges and creating a space in which important questions are raised & conversation is provoked. 

English’s work documents the experience of wandering from lover to lover while opening a window to the viewer into the world of non-monogamy relationships as a young woman from a sex positive perspective.

 

We catch-up with English ahead of the exhibition to chat about her practise and the importance of printing..

So, could you describe your work and tell us about your photographic process?

The way in which I photograph is of a very diaristic nature, also probably somewhat naive. Diaristic in that I don’t do ‘photo shoots’, nor do I think about scenarios, situations or images I want to create for the camera, I photograph moments in my life as they happen, I may ask somebody to stay in a certain position in order for me to get my camera, but that’s as far as ‘staging’ a photograph goes. And this is incredibly important to me, my work isn’t about creating false stories, but the direct opposite, it’s about showing something real, something that feels honest, because that raw honesty is what makes it important.

When I say that my approach to photographing may be somewhat naive, what I’m meaning is that I instinctively take a photo, paying little attention to how I frame an image, or waiting for the right moment. Most of my photographs are taken mid conversation, or mid happenings, there isn’t actually any time to think too much about creating a perfect image. It’s basically a continuous documentation of my experiences as they happen – it’s how I think about these photographs and how I bring them together which is the most significant part of the process.

Despite my work being of a very diaristic nature, I’m not wanting to just showcase my life, thats not what it’s about. It’s about creating a space in which conversation is being provoked around matters which aren’t openly discussed with any real meaning. During the final year of my degree I made work on sadomasochism, a series of self portraits that depicted me in numerous states of engagement with S&M practices, not only did it act as a window into a world that is rarely seen (in any real sense), but it spoke about sexuality from the perspective of a young woman. That work was, and still is incredibly important me.

Before I really found my feet, and understood what my relationship with photography was all about, I experimented quite a lot with self portraiture and photographing those close to me, and I guess back then I used photographs as a means of creating an external space where I could unpick my thoughts, and try to understand the world around me. These are no longer my sole motivations or intentions.

Photographs have this insane ability of building bridges, bouncing off of one another, being suggestive, leading the viewer to question what isn’t being shown, and as I mature as an artist, its that which I’m trying to tap into.

 

What can we expect from the ‘DRIFT’ exhibition?

Not wanting to give too much away, I’ll keep it brief; the work being shown is speaking of non monogamy, the drifting from lover to lover as well as the still and in-between moments that come with that. My intentions aren’t to push at the adoption of such a way of life, but to show a perspective. An alternative perspective on love, connection, sex and relationships.

I’ll also be showing a large number of instaxs, which has been my sole method of photographing for the last 2 and a half years, it will be interesting to exhibit my work in such a way that also speaks directly of my photographic process. I’ve built up a pretty good relationship with Doomed Gallery over the last year, so its great to finally have a show there, and the space works really well with my work.

 

How did you start working with Metro Imaging?

In early 2015 I did some short term work experience at Metro whilst I was at Uni. My time at Metro really gave me a boost of self confidence in relation to my work, I learnt a lot in regards to the technical and professional side of the photography industry, but what benefitted me more than anything was the personal interactions I had with the staff, they were genuinely interested in my practice, engaging in conversation and helping the younger and less confident me gain a bit of assurance. And that’s why I still have a relationship with Metro Imaging, they’re professional, yet they still have real and genuine character.

 

Do you think printing is an important part of the photographic process?

Printing is an incredibly important part of the photographic process, how work is printed and shown will of course play a huge part in how anyones work is to be read. Considering I currently only shoot on instax, being able to blow my images up from their original size of just a few inches, to a much larger scale at a high quality is essential.

 

Are you currently working on another / new project?

I’m working on a number of things (laughs). Because of my approach to photography, I’m continuously photographing my interactions and experiences on a day to day basis, which in theory gives me a number of subjects to be making work about, its about tuning in to what I’m wanting to speak about and bringing images together that work with that. I’ve been photographing my father for quite a while, and plan to really do something with that over the next couple of years. But as for the moment, my predominant interest lies within sexuality. The work I mentioned earlier on S&M is something I will return to when I am in a position to do so, I’m not currently engaged in any established Dom/sub relationship, so that effectively cuts me off from continuing that work at this moment in time.

DRIFT is going to be an exhibition of where I’m at with this body of work right now, depending on how the show goes will probably have a part to play in determining where my attentions are focused over the next several months. I definitely have a lot to say, I’m just letting my work take itself where it needs to go and at the pace in which it needs to get there.

 

 

DRIFT will be on show September 7th / 9th / 10th at Doomed Gallery with a selection of English’s work produced on giclée prints by Metro Imaging.

With over 37 years of experience working within the visual arts industry Metro prides itself on the creative experts that make up our diverse team- from print technicians and retouchers to framers, scanners and client care – what our team don’t know about photography and print production just isn’t worth knowing!

Today’s tips come from our specialist framers and their advice on planning ahead when framing your photographic or art prints

 

1. Consider how you intend to present your work before printing (sizing and paper type can work better with certain frame styles).

2. Remember you want to show off the work – the frame should formalise but not dominate the work (less is more).

3. Be practical with what is achievable within your budget and time constraints (the finished product can still look fantastic if you have imagination and plenty of time).

4. Cheap ready-made frames will detract from your work, and may not be any cheaper than some bespoke frame options.

 

For more information on our bespoke framing service or to pop in and discuss your project plans with our staff just email us or call 020 7865 0000.

IMG © Terrence Donovan The Speed of Light at The Photographers Gallery

 

What is a limited edition print? In printmaking, an edition is a number of prints struck from one plate, usually at the same time. Most artists produce only limited editions, normally signed by the artist and numbered (eg 5/50) to show the specific print number and the total edition size. With limited edition work there will only ever be a certain number of prints produced and once they are sold, they’re gone!

Metro Imaging was one of the first UK photo imaging companies to introduce a bespoke Limited Edition print service for photographers and artists. The demand for limited edition runs of prints is expanding and with that there comes a responsibility for establishing both quality and provenance.

We work very closely with clients using our Metro Imaging Bespoke Service to produce high quality master prints. Once these prints are produced any further run on or edition is guaranteed to be consistent with the first print.

We pride ourselves in the way in which our specialist printers and technicians work – machines are regularly calibrated and serviced to ensure continuity and printers liaise directly with clients to maximise the working partnership. 

In support of the edition printing service, we can provide Certificates of Authenticity and are also working closely with Tagsmart to provide non-invasive DNA and watermarking services to further protect our clients work. Our clients can also be reassured that it is their named printer that is producing the work and as we collaborate directly with manufacturers we can advise on the longevity and archival stability of materials.

We can help you create limited edition prints of your art and photography via our Bespoke Premier service.

We’re delighted to continue our partnership with Youth Club and once again produce work with portrait and subculture photographer Owen Harvey.

“Owen’s work harks back to the very foundations of Mod culture in the UK. Once described as ‘Clean living under difficult circumstances’, Owen delves deeper into the progressive nature of the Mod movement and captures what it means to be a member of this iconic subculture today. 

Having photographed the UK Mod scene over the last 5 years, Owen’s work breathes fresh life into the contemporary face of a movement founded way back in the 1950s. Travelling from Liverpool, to Margate, Brighton, London and afar, he began to discover and document the vibrant energy found in the Mod revival culture in the 21st century. “ – Youth Club

For the first time – with support from Farah Menswear and G.H.Bass & Co.Europe –  Owen will exhibit Mod U.K. in the iconic London location of Carnaby St.  Metro Imaging has worked closely with Owen over the last few months producing more than 30 high-res drum scans , large format genuine black and white silver gelatin prints and bespoke mounting for this exciting new show.

Don’t miss the opening night on Thursday  27th of July 6PM-9PM at The Subculture Archives, 3 Carnaby St, London, W1F 9QG where the exhibition will be run until Thursday August 3rd. 

RSVP HERE!

 

ALL IMAGES © Owen Harvey

Metro Imaging was delighted to work with Crane Kalman Gallery once again to produce the latest exhibition hosted at their London Gallery.

Reflections is a new solo-show, opening this July, that celebrates 15 years of work by the contemporary French photographer, Karine Laval.

Along with works from The Pool (2002-2005) and Poolscapes (2009- 2012), the London exhibition also presents Laval’s newest series:  Heterotopia, where she takes the natural world as her subject but warps it through manipulating light and colour. This show also coincides with the release of her first major publication The Poolscapes, published by Steidl this autumn.

Metro Imaging’s expert framing team finished Karine’s large photographic prints with Reverse Perspex mounting and bespoke frames (with a mix Keyline and contemporary mouldings) to hang within the gallery based in South West London.

Don’t miss this beautiful body of work, which is only on show for a the next few weeks!

Karine Laval: Reflections runs from 20 July – 19 August at Crane Kalman Gallery, 178 Brompton Road, London SW1 1HQ. 

All images © Karine Laval

Year on year we work with thousands of photographers to produce and present their work in the best possible light for this prestigious photographic portraiture competition… and even though the application rules may have changed, our promise to produce high-quality results hasn’t!

 

Create your printed portrait at our usual prices and we will provide packaging, labelling and delivery to ensure a smooth Round II application process and peace of mind,  just see our range of options below…

 

BESPOKE – in-lab offer

Come in to our central London lab with your file and you can spend 15 minutes with one of our expert technicians tweaking your image until you’re perfectly happy, we’ll print the image to your required size, either Digital C-type, Fine Art Giclée or Genuine Black and White prints and carefully set it in a protective sleeve, label it up and deliver it to the address specified for entries.

– Bespoke Premier or Standard prints – Giclee, Black & White, Digital C-type (inc Matt, Gloss, Supergloss, Metallic and Velvet).

– Appointment Deadline – last day and time of print operator appointments will be Wednesday 26th July 2017 12pm

– We will then Sleeve, label and deliver directly to the London judging venue

– For orders via Bespoke Service see here

 

SELF-SERVICE – online offer

If you are happy to prepare your own files for print, then our Self- Service option is the one for you. We will print, label and package your work and deliver on your behalf fully sleeved and labelled- giving you the peace of mind that your print has been submitted safely and professionally to the awards.

– Self -Service Premier or Standard Prints- Giclee, Black & White, Digital C-type (inc Matt, Gloss, Metallic and Velvet)

– Please remember to add TAYLOR WESSING 2017 in the comment/note box when ordering

– Simply upload your files along with your entry details and number provided by the NPG so we can label and deliver your prints for you.

– Order Deadline; the last day to place orders on our self-service system in time for delivery is Wednesday 26th July by 6pm

– We will then Sleeve, label and deliver directly to London judging venue

– For orders via Self-Service see here

 

TURNAROUND TIMES: Please be aware of ALL our turnaround times before placing your order on either the Bespoke or Self-Service options.

PRINT SIZES: “They must be no larger than 1015 x 760mm and 20 kilos in weight (there are no limitations on how small a work can be).The image may be smaller than the paper size.” (See all Taylor Wessing Photography Portrait Prize T&C’s HERE).

FILES (SELF- SERVICE): Customers using Self- Service option must supply the correct file size and the correct details for the labels – Metro Imaging will not be held responsible for incorrect sizes, colour, paper choices or labelling. VIEWING: Due to shorter turnaround for Round II submissions, viewing your print is by appointments only, please contact us after your order is placed to book ahead of delivery day.

LABEL: Please make sure all your label information is correct to ensure a smooth Round 2 application process.

CONTACT: If you have any questions, feel free to call us on 020 7865 0000 or email us enquiries@metroimaging.co.uk.

RETURN PRINTS: We cannot return any prints to you after they have been submitted for entry. Please contact NPG directly for more info on collecting your work.

 

 

IMAGES

1 © C-type print  Richard Ansett

2 ©Giclee print Jessica McDermott

3-4 © B&W Fibre print Seamus Cogan

Get the best from your files when entering the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 with our Round 1 Digital Offer!

Due to TWPPP application process change this year to include digital only for the first round of entries, Metro Imaging have created an offer to support and assist with your entries.

Our expert technicians can optimise your files – so we can colour correct where necessary, size accordingly and ensure you get the best result from each image. Whether it’s a one-to–one consultation or you send your files directly to us with your instructions.

  • DIGITAL FILES: For just £25.00 per file you will receive a print technician session with file(s) ready for entry to Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017

 

AND for those analogue photographers out there, don’t fret! We know photo-scanning quality can make the difference between a good and a truly great image.

  • ANALOGUE TO DIGITAL: For just £50.00 per file you will receive a high res drum scan and a print technician session with file(s) ready for entry to Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017

 

 

Just send your files straight to us and mark Metro x TWPPP17  in the comment section along with your instructions.

OR for more info contact 0207 865 0000 or email enquires@metroimaging.co.uk 

Should you advance to TWPPP17 Round 2 your image file will already be prepared for print and we can accommodate the print production at a lower cost!

Consultation appointments must be made in advance. 
Offer available until June 29th 2017  / Prices exclude VAT  / T&C’s apply,

Front of House & Client Care

rhiannon@metroimaging.co.uk

020 7014 5146

 

I graduated from BA (Hons) Photographic Arts from the University of Westminster in 2014, and have since gained experience in both Visual Merchandising and working within Photographic Labs. I came to Metro through love of analogue photography and photographic process, as well as my interest in production. 

Having joined in 2016, my main role at Metro is part of our Production Team in our Front of House. I’m usually the first person you see when you walk through the door. Because I work with every department, I can help to advise on the best options for you, and answer any questions you might have prior to booking in work. I also work with the Marketing department and run all of our Social Media platforms and will often attend many of our clients events, so you’ll usually find me taking an interest in ongoing work. 

Outside of work, I spend a lot of time at gigs and festivals, as well as collecting photobooks and working on my own personal projects.

IG @rhistanford

I graduated from BSc (Hons) Social Communications from Santa Maria Catholic University of Arequipa, Peru. Nonetheless, because of my passion for visual and audio-visual arts, parallel to my studies I have followed classes in analogue and digital photography, darkroom print, studio and commercial photography, and photo edition, as well as filmmaking. Subsequently, I decided to go further in my studies and I took a MA in Advertising and Marketing at Leeds University Business School. So far, I have built my young career within the Creative and Communications Industry, previously working for a creative agency and a publications group, and independently as a photographer and cultural creator/promoter in Peru.

I have recenlty joined Metro Imaging and I am happy to be part of the lovely Marketing team. I provide content for our websites and social media campaigns as well as assisting with our many partnerships. I’m also involved in promoting Metro’s community and industry outreach programs, projects and events.