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Arabesque — Video

Arabesque from Emma Bai­ley on Vimeo.

3min

Music: Mog­wai ‘Bor­ing Machines Dis­turb Sleep’

This video is the lit­tle sis­ter to my first solo pho­tog­ra­phy exhi­bi­tion, Arabesque.
A series of dance por­traits, printed onto silk, explor­ing motion.
The exhi­bi­tion was part of Brighton Photo Fringe 2012 and was hung at Naked Tea & Cof­fee Com­pany for 6 weeks, in which the pub­lic were invited to inter­act with the artworks.

This video describes the tex­ture and feel­ing of the Silk Habouti and its rela­tion­ship with light.

Pri­vate View Photos

Exhi­bi­tion Info

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The Retreat  Salon

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Lead­ing hair­dresser Michael Barnes has just judged a hair styling com­pe­ti­tion, for an eco friendly, organic Salon in Bexhill.

I was at The Retreat Salon, using every avail­able space to pho­to­graph the hair­dressers styles, I like a challenge.

Here are some of my favorites.

Styl­ists were:

Emma-Lousie Hel­lier (owner)

Gemma Willard

Holly Bris­ter (winner)

Mol­lie Milton

The Retreat Website

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Arabesque — Pri­vate View at Naked Tea & Coffee

Pho­tos taken by the lovely Sam Thomas

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Thanks to Angie, Lucy, Fiona & Sam for help­ing with set-up.

Arabesque’ is a series of dance por­traits, explor­ing motion and printed on silk. It is show­ing at Naked Tea & Cof­fee in the South Laines til 18th Nov, part of Brighton Photo Fringe.

Please touch the fab­ric, feel the move­ment and chill out with some chai.

 

For more infor­ma­tion inc pric­ing of  ‘Arabesque’ click here.

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Arabesque — BPF 2012 — My first solo Exhibition

Arabesque - Brighton Photo Fringe 2012

Dance por­traits printed onto fabric.

Poster designer: Beth Radish

Arabesque’ is a grace­ful posi­tion in dance. In an ongo­ing project, I have
col­lab­o­rated with dancers Elena Saorin and Leo Brizad to cre­ate a series of images
explor­ing motion. My back­ground in film­mak­ing has drawn my atten­tion to the way
dif­fer­ent medi­ums inter­pret light. I have devel­oped a visual lan­guage that
encom­passes multi dis­ci­pli­nary philoso­phies. I look to the work of such artists as
Degas, Vit­to­rio Storaro, Car­avag­gio, Pina Bausch and the Impres­sion­ists; draw­ing
inspi­ra­tion from their empha­sis on cap­tur­ing light and move­ment. I have
exper­i­mented with these ideas fur­ther by print­ing onto fab­ric, as a mem­ber of the
audi­ence you are wel­come to touch the pieces, to become involved in their move­ment.
The agi­ta­tion of the fab­ric raises aware­ness of both the abstract nature of the
image as well as of the tex­ture within it.

Fab­ric Print­ers: Cameron Gilmartin

Brighton Photo Fringe runs along side Brighton Photo Bien­nial, they offer a great oppor­tu­nity for any lens based artist to exhibit and work together as a com­mu­nity with help and cre­ative sup­port. My exhi­bi­tion is part of over 160 hap­pen­ing in Brighton from Octo­ber to Novem­ber.  BPF Website

Exhi­bi­tion

Arabesque will run for 5 weeks at The Red Room at Naked Tea & Cof­fee Com­pany off of Ship Street in Brighton, until 18th Nov

Click here for Map Link

Open­ing Times

Mon — Wed: 7am-6pm

Thurs — Fri: 7am-10pm

Sat: 8:30am-10pm

Sun: 10:30-7pm

Pur­chas­ing a Print

£350 each

Each pho­to­graph is printed onto Silk Habouti by Cameron Gilmartin who I have worked closely with for this exhi­bi­tion. They have exten­sive expe­ri­ence in tra­di­tional and dig­i­tal areas, for both the fash­ion indus­try and home interiors.  The fab­ric is pre-coated, dig­i­tally printed then steamed and washed.

If you are inter­ested in buy­ing any of these Silk Habouti prints which include a hang­ing kit please con­tact me here.

 

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Emily Durant — Lookbook

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Clothes & Styling: Emily Durant

Model: Anya Zebags,   anyazebregs@hotmail.com

Hair & MUA: Patri­cia Bella

 

Pro­por­tion & Tai­lor­ing is Emily’s first col­lec­tion and also her final piece for her Mas­ter of Design degree at Brighton University.

Her inspi­ra­tion was 90’s fash­ion, when mod­els were more androg­y­nous and clothes played with being over or under sized. Emily wanted a blank urban look to her pho­tos, not too styl­ized, so I offered her the large tex­tured con­crete walls at Brighton Marina.

Anya is a new model, from Ams­ter­dam, who was easy to work with and offered a fierce con­fi­dence in her looks.

My chal­lenge this time was to rely on poses and the look of the model and not the light­ing. I decided not to bring any lights with me on loca­tion and to con­cen­trate on a nat­ural look.

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Marina Abramovic — The Artist is Present

 

Marina Abramovic The Artist is Present Trailer from Dog­woof Doc­u­men­tary on Vimeo.

Beau­ti­ful, mov­ing and inspiring. Performance artists have a cer­tain rep­u­ta­tion and my girl­friend intro­duced me last year to this one — who com­pletely changed all that.

This film doc­u­ments Marina’s at ret­ro­spec­tive MoMA, many per­for­mances were re-performed by oth­ers and Marina her­self gave a new piece. From open to clos­ing time, every day, for the entire 3 month show, she sat with any­one who wished to sit with her and she did not move.

We some­how learn to never stare, to not look for too long — she invited the pub­lic to do the oppo­site — to open up and to look back. Each per­son had an intense per­sonal expe­ri­ence and the results were touching.

This is quite an hon­est film, about an artist, her life and work.

Please watch with open eyes.

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Olivia Hearn­shaw — Lookbook

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The Impor­tance Of Ma is the look­book I shot for Olivia for her final piece at Brighton Uni­ver­sity. Inspired by the min­i­mal­ist Japan­ese design, Ma.

Olivia’s designs are ele­gant and were a plea­sure to light, the shoot was more like still life pho­tog­ra­phy, as her clothes were about shape.  There was sim­plic­ity in the pal­let and sym­me­try in the shape,this was reflected in the light­ing, I only used 1 lamp,  there was no need to com­pli­cate the shoot, the clothes and poses needed noth­ing to dis­tract from them.

The grad­u­ate shows are on til Wed 14th. Olivia’s designs, mate­ri­als and the won­der­fully mounted pho­tog­ra­phy and book can be found on the 2nd floor. More info http://bit.ly/L57sBK

Designer: Olivia Hearnshaw. olivia.hearnshaw@yahoo.co.uk

Model: Rose

MUA: Lucy Blake. lucyblake55@hotmail.com

Assis­tant: Angie Thomas

 

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Us Alone - Laura Stevens + high-res version

Last night I attended a monthly event from Arts­FO­RUM, in which pho­tog­ra­phers can present their work and receive feedback.

I was wowed by Laura Stevens work. tech­ni­cally dif­fi­cult, paint­ing with light over a 1min expo­sure, shoot­ing 30 times for each sit­ting, 2 scene­r­i­ors to achieve the right pho­to­graph. All achieved in cam­era, no lay­er­ing. I was hum­bled by her brav­ery, in this series Us Alone, she shows her rela­tion­ship wor­ries and com­mit­ment pho­bias she was deal­ing with when she moved to Paris with her partner.

Laura pho­tographed strangers she met in bars, but mostly friends that they would all work out dif­fer­ence scenes and roles they could play. I think the result is beau­ti­fully inter­est­ing and dif­fer­ent. The light is fan­tas­ti­cal, but the emo­tion and detail so real.

Laura has fin­ished the project and is now crowd fund­ing for her exhi­bi­tion, she has a few days to go and some of the presents are signed prints, post­cards and shoots, I rec­om­mend peo­ple help­ing her exhibit these pho­tographs as when I saw them pro­jected last night, they took everyone’s breathe away and was applauded for her hard work and honesty.

You can also have shoots with her and work­shops as part of her Crowd­fund­ing, more info http://www.sponsume.com/project/us-alone-exhibition

Lauras site http://www.laurastevens.co.uk

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Matt Mar­tin curates this monthly exhi­bi­tion which doesn’t let you use cost as an excuse not to show your work.

His idea is to pho­to­copy your photography.

It’s an open, monthly sub­mis­sion, but for Brighton Fash­ion Week he chose 14 pho­tog­ra­phers to sub­mit a fashion editorial.

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  • The Photocopy Club - BFW 2012

The pho­tog­ra­phers were:

Paul Vick­ery, Valerie Phillips, Eleni Met­tyear, Alex Wein, Kevin Mason, Daniel Evans & Bren­dan Baker, Lara Ale­gre, Francesca Allen, Sam Clif­ford Hard­ing, Sam His­cox, Kenny McCracken, Natasha Bid­good, Natasha Alipour-Faridani, Matt Martin.

Last night was the first time that Valerie Phillips had exhib­ited. Her work work hit me, a naked, hairy androg­y­nous model looks at you with so much calm and con­fi­dence, it’s empow­er­ing and sexy. Matt is pub­lish­ing her zine later this month.

Matt is taken sub­mis­sions for the next Pho­to­copy Club in Lon­don, dead­line is 18th June, more info: http://tmblr.co/ZO2-gwL-67Zv

 

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Brighton Fash­ion Week 2012 - Zeitgeist

 

I shot the Zeit­geist show for Pretty Lit­ter Mag last night. My first fash­ion show, it was Christ­mas for me, I was excited to be shoot­ing some­thing new. All the pho­tog­ra­phers in the pit were well behaved and help­ing each other, not always the case when everyone’s fight­ing to get the best shots, as time wasted is a shot lost. Get com­fort­able, get there early, get a good spot on the same level as the models.

It was a dif­fer­ent kind of the­atre for me, as it was live you could feel the rush of the audi­ence and the pho­tog­ra­phers when they loved a designer. Your fas­ci­na­tion goes wild when the pieces come alive and your shut­ter goes crazy and the piece is gone so soon. On the right model, they will sing, lots of respect to the mod­els that have the con­fi­dence to walk & show­case in a cir­cus sit­u­a­tion, those that can, shine with the fun that they are having.

So do the photographs.

The last designer put on the best show, video intro, lights changed, mod­els were more chore­o­graphed. This was more cin­e­matic. Jess Eaton show­cased here last year and since then every­one has known who she is and what she does. Pretty Lit­ter ded­i­cated a 3 page spread + a strik­ing front cover to her.

Her atti­tude and designs are fierce + fun.

Tak­ing road­side offer­ings of dead ani­mals and re-incarnating them into fash­ion pieces, via the taxi­dermy she learnt as a child, she gives death more respect by mak­ing the ani­mals live again. More inter­est­ing than the usu­ally cou­ture way of buy­ing over­priced feath­ers from sup­pli­ers, her sup­pli­ers are the pub­lic who donate their find­ings to her shop.

Design­ers

Karin Wüthrick

Tae­seok Kang

Octavia Yang

Iso­lated Heroes

Masato

Joe Goode

Miranda Kaloudis

 

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The Moulettes

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I pho­tographed Han­nah from this band a few months ago as part of a g3 Steam­punk review, loved her music, bought the album. Now they’re my favourite Brighton band, tal­ented, lovely and fun.

Han­nah asked me to pho­to­graph their sin­gle launch at The Marl­bor­ough, sorry for the delay, glad the pho­tos are up now ahead of their album launch this Thursday…fb event ‘The Bear’s Revenge’ http://on.fb.me/Jlug24 Before they are due to sup­port Mum­ford & Sons.

Their folk music is dark & beau­ti­ful, I hope my pix reflect that. The gig was packed & they put on a great show. Man­aged to get some more friends hooked.

Lis­ten n’love

Site: www.moulettes.co.uk

fb: http://on.fb.me/JlvN8g

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Clown Dark

Clown Dark - beth radish. Photographed by emma bailey

 

I pho­tographed a per­for­mance of Beth Radish, on stills and video. In the dark of my Stu­dio. At moments I would take a photo and the light would flash, leav­ing an image burnt into my eyes.

Beth’s per­form­ing per­sona is a clown and this piece toys with the ideas of par­tic­i­pa­tion, expec­ta­tion and experience.

Later, she per­formed for an audi­ence with impres­sive results.

For more on Beth’s per­for­mance in her own words, click here.

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Paint­ing the Female Nude

My first exhi­bi­tion gave me a won­der­ful feel­ing of com­plete­ness when I printed my work and dis­played it for the first time…Even though this work, unlike my com­mer­cial pho­tog­ra­phy, doesn’t have to answer to any­one, I still had clo­sure when the view­ers under­stood what I was doing with this kind of pho­tog­ra­phy, turn­ing it into painting.

These are some pho­tos of the shoot, not ones exhib­ited, but they give you a sense of what we were up to. Click to enlarge.

I pho­tographed artist Alex Burrows-Mcgill, paint­ing a per­for­mance of Beth Radish, at my Stu­dio 13. The pho­tos I took were inspired by the atmos­phere of these 2 artists, that worked at ease together. Beth’s per­for­mance was messy & fun, so were Alex’s paintings.

The pho­tos above are part of that col­lec­tion, ‘Paint­ing the Female Nude’ more of which were exhib­ited at the Brighton Media Cen­tre for part of ‘Intro­duc­ing…’ an exhi­bi­tion show­cas­ing local up and com­ing artists. To be involved with them con­tact Beth introducingbrighton@gmail.com.

Pho­tos of exhi­bi­tion on my pre­vi­ous post ‘Intro­duc­ing…’

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Introducing…A Free Exhi­bi­tion Show­cas­ing Local Artists in Brighton.

A one day only pop up exhi­bi­tion at the Brighton Media Cen­tre show­cas­ing a selec­tion of up and com­ing local artists.


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  • Introducing Emma O'Neill
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  • Introducing Alice
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This was the first exhi­bi­tion curated by Beth Radish & Mima Chovan­cova, with 6 artists work­ing in dif­fer­enct mediums.

Myself: Pho­tog­ra­phy

Alice Gough: Sculpture

Emma O’Neill: Painting

Joanna Brown: Sculp­ture

Beth Radish: Performance/Film

Mima Chovan­cova: Painting

Read Beth’s blog about the exhi­bi­tion here

I chose 3 pho­tographs from a col­lec­tion which I shot recently of an artist, Alex Burrows-McGill paint­ing a live per­for­mance of Beth Radish. The result­ing pho­tographs, inspired by the other 2 artists, resem­bled the paint­ings, in their tex­ture & move­ment and this was enhanced when Colourstream printed them onto fine art water colour paper.

The whole piece: performance, paint­ing & pho­tog­ra­phy were called ‘Paint­ing the Female Nude’

 

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