Silver – Beach Creative/Herne Bay

Tuesday 5th February – Sunday 24th March
SILVER is an exhibition celebrating traditional and alternative photographic techniques. Featured images have been selected from a public open call, and will exhibit works from people of all ages, abilities, experience & education. I am looking forward to showing some cyanotypes on fabric during this exhibition.
SILVER will be on the walls of the Marcel gallery, a shared space with TOAST cafe.
​A percentage of the exhibited work and small prints will be for sale allowing you to support the artists, or charity if they choose to pass on their sales. 100% of submission fees will be donated to MS Society. There will also be a donations box for anyone wishing to further support the work of the MS Society.
See usual opening days and times on the website
www.beachcreative.org

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Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day was celebrated on Sunday 29th April 2018, and photographers across the globe took the opportunity to get out and about with their pinhole cameras. Lens-less photography comes in all varieties from analogue homemade tins or boxes, bespoke wooden pinhole cameras, to digital conversions. My favourite choice of camera for the day was my old Polaroid Pinhole 100 camera. The real joy of experimenting with this camera is that it uses an analogue Type 100 instant peel-apart film, so for creative exposures the print can be viewed following just 60 seconds development. Negative and print sheets are sandwiched together in the film pack, exposed in camera before being pulled out through rollers, which spreads a pod of chemical gel between the two sheets, developing the image. The sandwich is then pulled apart to reveal a processed print and negative sheet.

Sadly Polaroid instant Type 100 film has not been in production for some years now, and Fuji have just recently discontinued manufacture of their last film in this format. Once my refrigerated expired stock of these films is finally used up, this little camera will become redundant, without some engineered structural modification to use an alternative film format. One slight positive will be that I will then be able fit some food back in my fridge, but that is only if I do not manage to locate a further source of film stock to fill it with!

For the past few years here in the UK it seems to have been grey and wet weather for Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day, and this year was no different, but shooting beneath a tree canopy helped to shelter camera and instant prints from the worst of the rainfall. Despite the overcast skies, I was still achieving 6-8 minute exposures on the Fuji made film. Multiple exposures under the trees created an ethereal image with subtle layers and an impression of movement from the passage of a breeze through the leaves.

Direct scans from the Fuji fp-100c type 100 instant print images shot on 29th April for Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. One image will soon be uploaded to the WPPD gallery: http://pinholeday.org/

Photography in the Palm Court

Excited to have four images included in the photo club group exhibition installed in the Palm Court restaurant at The Grand on the Leas, Folkestone today.
Entry to the exhibition is free during hotel opening times, and the c-type prints previewed here are available to buy framed direct from The Grand at £75 each – if you are interested in making a purchase, please speak to a member of staff in the Palm Court.
The Grand, The Leas, Folkestone CT20 2XL www.grand-uk.com

Then and Now
The Lookout
Conversation with a Shadow

A Grand Exhibition

A Grand Exhibition – An exhibition of photography by local photographers.
11th – 24th April
In The Ballroom at The Grand, The Leas, Folkestone, Kent.
Free entry 9-4pm daily

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Folkestone Photographic Exhibition 2014

Photos from Folkestonians, A community photographic exhibition in the heart of the creative quarter November/December 2014 with images from novice to professional members of our Photographic Collective – Folkestone Chapter.

A chance to purchase images and meet local photographers from novice to professional and share works, ideas and feedback.

56-58 The Old High Street, Folkestone, Kent
Open daily from 10am – 4pm

We would like to invite you to join us at the opening of the 2014 exhibition on Saturday 15th November from 6pm – 8pm, where you can enjoy a private viewing of the photography on display. There will also be the opportunity to meet and chat with the exhibiting photographers.

Please confirm your attendance by RSVP to mariannecox20@yahoo.co.uk as the private view event is guest list only.

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We look forward to seeing you at this event and throughout the 3 weeks of the exhibition.
Photographic Collective – Folkestone Chapter.

If you are a local photographer and would like to join the club please also see our facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1380720565501244/