Monthly Archives: September 2010

‘Aero Dynamik’

‘Aero Dynamik’ is a conceptual album with emphasis on ‘my’ view of events. In other words, it contains the photographs least desirable to the subject; usually silly faces and wild disgraces. But to me, they are immensely revealing and far from humiliating them, they begin to paint a more colourful picture of these most vivid of friends.

That said, they probably still hate them – and me.

It unknowingly began three years ago and continues unabated. The intention is to put together an exhibition.

Here are a few

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Shacklewell Studios

You’ll have to forgive my ignorance here.

The name of the band that this post orbits eludes me. I am searching furiously, but to no present avail. This evening was to be their last proper dinner; tour would begin the following morning – as would the KFCs and ‘fizzy pop’.

The entire Shacklewell Studio complex is really quite good. More particularly, the top-floor Diesel Music space is a hidden gem. Whitewashed rafters and pale blue walls shelter the crowd, and a window-side bar provides the entertainment; the dinner table is an aesthetic-pleasing addition.

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Rooftop

Only recently have the benefits of portfolio/test shoots appeared to me. I wish for them to continue appearing.

After pondering locations, it seemed ludicrous to travel any substantial distance. In fact, two small steps and a short ascent were all that were required of our legs. My new and mightily agreeable house was perfect; the rooftop would be used.

Natural light and homegrown backdrops.

I do hope my friend doesn’t mind such exposure – not that I am all that exposed myself.

Also, anyone that is interested in having a shoot, do get in contact: georgeramsay.photography@gmail.com

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The Visitor; OKAY STUDIOS

Leonard Street, Shoreditch

19 Sept – 26 Sept

This exhibition, aptly titled ‘The Visitor’, explores the concept of visiting – but through objects. There are some great works on show, not to mention some brilliantly named pieces; ‘How’s the Weather’, and ‘Homeless Sweet Home’, to pick only a few.

Artists:

Shai Akram & Andrew HaythornthwaiteRoger Arquer, Ed Swan, Eelko Moorer, Jordi Canudas, Jorre Van Ast, Liliana Ovalle, Oscar Narud, Mathias Hahn & Tomas Alonso

'Homeless Sweet Home', Jordi Canudas

'Homeless Sweet Home', Jordi Canudas

http://www.rogerarquer.com/work/cendrillo/

'Cendrillo', Roger Arquer

'Sputnik', Roger Arquer

'Mark Makers', Ed Swan

And this has been a nightmare to shoot. ‘How’s the Weather’ is proving quite the task.

'How's the Weather', Shai Akram & Andrew Haythornthwaite

Do check out the links above for more information.

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Project Chameleon; Playtime bar

Who would have thought…the photobooth really did work.

They’re such a wonderful group of girls…and in their own words, Project Chameleon is:

“We are a non-profit organisation, which manages and organises eclectic and edgy fundraising events. It is run by volunteers which means there are no costs and the full amount raised at our events goes directly to the programs themselves.

Project Chameleon aims to become a social movement. Every person involved in making our events happen is donating something, whether it is the acts donating their talent, the venue its space, or the photographers their time. So once again 100% of the money fundraised is spent directly on the development program the event aims to support.”

Now, the charity event held at Playtime bar, Islington Green, was an almighty success. I didn’t think it at all possible to associate work with play – but my, my, weren’t those lines blurred.

I believe a total of £2000 was raised for Senegalese street children.

Event organiser, Claudia (right), and her dearest friend, Jane

The mother

The manager

The barman

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TEST; Aubin cinema and Shoreditch House

Please see:

TEST

VOGUE

Director Kathryn Ferguson (middle)

Directors Nicholai Fisher and John Gutierez

Sayaka Maruyama and Wendy Bevan

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PRIDE, Brighton

This was my first PRIDE.

Having travelled down to Brighton early Saturday, I exited that little station perched upon the coastal hill to find a sea of primary colours. Rainbows floated about the breeze; streets bustled, bristling with characters, and the festival tide was was in.

Armed with alcohol and accomplices, I submerged into the sea.

Accomplice M, for Miri

Accomplice M with Accomplice A, for Abi - courtesy of Accomplice B, for Bethy

Moi, George

Accomplice B, for Bethy

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