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Please support LIP and your committee by joining us on Saturday 16 March 2024, commencing at 12.00. Old Diorama Arts Centre, 201 Drummond Street, London, NW1 3FE ...

‘HORTUS MAXIMUS celebrates the astounding variety of natural forms, texture, and contour of vegetables and spices available today in UK.

Originally designed as a site-specific installation for Cinnamon Kitchen in Bishopsgate, the following year the series was invited to lead a show at the new ArtCell Gallery, located inside CRUK Cambridge University Research Institute. The revised selection focused particularly on chilli fruits vested with beneficial healing properties, and expanded to include colour portraits of women from all over the world presenting themselves to the camera, holding vegetables as offerings or votives.

In an era of ultra-processed food, the show entices us to expand our repertoire of edible plants, and delight in the spectacular shapes grown by nature, which deserve to be immortalized through photographic process (before being eaten). The series has continued to develop, displayed in Royal Geographic Society and now incorporating fungal clusters with ‘other worldly’ qualities, exotic fruits, and patterned gourds. Shot in large format monochrome, using natural light, and printed to resemble etchings of nascent, or fossilized ancient forms, HORTUS MAXIMUS offers a forensic record of spice and vegetable anatomy for closer examination’.

Runs: 5 – 23 February 2024
Open: Monday – Friday. 11am – 10pm; Weekends 11am – 6pm.
‘Open’ View: Thursday 8 February 7pm.
Venue: Gallery 1884, The Camera Club, 16 Bowden Street, London SE11 4DS.
Public Transport: Kennington tube
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Today’s LIP photographer in focus is Imogen Bloor @blurred_imo



‘Light Moment (Canal, August 2021)’



The synergy between weather, water, angle of the sun and architecture of the tunnel was just right, revealing the geometry and texture of light. Elated by this chance ephemeral find, Imogen tried to capture something of what captivated her, making conscious compositional choices. She was in a liminal space that hovered between construction and disclosure.



‘Light Moment (Canal, August 2021)’ will be exhibited at LIP’s 35th Annual Exhibition at Espacio Gallery in Bethnal Green Road from Tuesday 23rd January 2024.



The gallery will be open to the public from Tuesday 23rd to Sunday 28th January:



Tuesday 23rd - Friday 26th | 12.30 - 18.30

Saturday 27th | 12.00 - 18.00

Sunday 28th | 12.00 - 17.00



Private View: Thursday 25th January, 19.00 - 21.00



Address: Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG

Nearest transport links: Bethnal Green and Shoreditch High Street



@espaciogallery



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Today’s LIP photographer in focus is Clare Park @clareparkphoto



‘Dancing’



This image forms part of ‘Series Blue 2017’ and references both the Ballets Russes and Anna Atkins’ botanical cyanotypes. The montage weaves together Clare’s self-portraiture with the landscapes of co-creator and subject Debbie Green. It is about their enduring and supportive friendship, the friendship between their families and histories intertwined with Parkinson’s disease, theatre and dance; a symbiosis of combined experience and specialisms, and an understanding of the body in movement and stillness. The layered photographs possess recurring themes and elements from their book ‘Breaking Form: Re-Formed’.



‘Dancing’ will be exhibited at LIP’s 35th Annual Exhibition at Espacio Gallery in Bethnal Green Road from Tuesday 23rd January 2024.



The gallery will be open to the public from Tuesday 23rd to Sunday 28th January:



Tuesday 23rd - Friday 26th | 12.30 - 18.30

Saturday 27th | 12.00 - 18.00

Sunday 28th | 12.00 - 17.00



Private View: Thursday 25th January, 19.00 - 21.00



Address: Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG

Nearest transport links: Bethnal Green and Shoreditch High Street



@espaciogallery



#lip #londonindependentphotography #lipexhibition #exhibition #espacio #espaciogallery #photography #photographer #photographic #fotografia #photographyexhibition #artexhibition #artphotography #photographyart #artprint #handprint #artcollector #photooftheday #picoftheday #photographylovers #photographylover #photographyislife #photographylife #photographyeveryday #instaphoto #visuals #aesthetics #throughthelens #snapshot #LIP2024
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Today’s LIP photographer in focus is Astrid Zweynert @outofeffra



‘Camberwell View’



Windows are an interface and a connection between the inside and the outside, or as French philosopher Gaston Bachelard put it ‘a borderline surface between the here and the beyond, a view of the world that may reveal elements of the private and the public, the known and the unknown’.



As a photographer, Astrid is drawn to the interplay between the real and the imaginary and the way windows provide a frame within the frame of her lens. The image was taken near her home in south London.



‘Camberwell View’ will be exhibited at LIP’s 35th Annual Exhibition at Espacio Gallery in Bethnal Green Road from Tuesday 23rd January 2024.



The gallery will be open to the public from Tuesday 23rd to Sunday 28th January:



Tuesday 23rd - Friday 26th | 12.30 - 18.30

Saturday 27th | 12.00 - 18.00

Sunday 28th | 12.00 - 17.00



Private View: Thursday 25th January, 19.00 - 21.00



Address: Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG

Nearest transport links: Bethnal Green and Shoreditch High Street



@espaciogallery



#lip #londonindependentphotography #lipexhibition #exhibition #espacio #espaciogallery #photography #photographer #photographic #fotografia #photographyexhibition #artexhibition #artphotography #photographyart #artprint #handprint #artcollector #photooftheday #picoftheday #photographylovers #photographylover #photographyislife #photographylife #photographyeveryday #instaphoto #visuals #aesthetics #throughthelens #snapshot #LIP2024
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Today’s LIP photographer in focus is Andrew Wilson @wildlondonpics



‘Richmond Park in the Winter’



How to get cold fingers, wet feet and snore knees; bend down in a frozen pond for that better angle.



‘Richmond Park in the Winter’ will be exhibited at LIP’s 35th Annual Exhibition at Espacio Gallery in Bethnal Green Road from Tuesday 23rd January 2024.



The gallery will be open to the public from Tuesday 23rd to Sunday 28th January:



Tuesday 23rd - Friday 26th | 12.30 - 18.30

Saturday 27th | 12.00 - 18.00

Sunday 28th | 12.00 - 17.00



Private View: Thursday 25th January, 19.00 - 21.00



Address: Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG

Nearest transport links: Bethnal Green and Shoreditch High Street



@espaciogallery



#lip #londonindependentphotography #lipexhibition #exhibition #espacio #espaciogallery #photography #photographer #photographic #fotografia #photographyexhibition #artexhibition #artphotography #photographyart #artprint #handprint #artcollector #photooftheday #picoftheday #photographylovers #photographylover #photographyislife #photographylife #photographyeveryday #instaphoto #visuals #aesthetics #throughthelens #WildAboutRichmondAndKew #LIP2024
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Today’s LIP photographer in focus is Eva Turrell @evaturrellphotography



‘Sometimes I Want to Be by the Sea’



Eva has been taking photographs for many years, using analogue, digital and also smartphone cameras. She walks around looking at her surroundings with wonder and awe. She pays attention to the light and shapes looking for something unusual, often simple, sometimes obvious. She loves observing people and the world around us, how we interact with it and how it interacts with us.



‘Sometimes I Want to Be by the Sea’ will be exhibited at LIP’s 35th Annual Exhibition at Espacio Gallery in Bethnal Green Road from Tuesday 23rd January 2024.



The gallery will be open to the public from Tuesday 23rd to Sunday 28th January:



Tuesday 23rd - Friday 26th | 12.30 - 18.30

Saturday 27th | 12.00 - 18.00

Sunday 28th | 12.00 - 17.00



Private View: Thursday 25th January, 19.00 - 21.00



Address: Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG

Nearest transport links: Bethnal Green and Shoreditch High Street



@espaciogallery



#lip #londonindependentphotography #lipexhibition #exhibition #espacio #espaciogallery #photography #photographer #photographic #fotografia #photographyexhibition #artexhibition #artphotography #photographyart #artprint #handprint #artcollector #photooftheday #picoftheday #photographylovers #photographylover #photographyislife #photographylife #photographyeveryday #instaphoto #visuals #aesthetics #throughthelens #snapshot #LIP2024
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Today’s LIP photographer in focus is Jo Stapleton @beatniksoupphotography



‘the dissolving forest (black and white chemigram print)’, 2023



an emotional response to a revisited and reimagined place using a 35mm, black and white negative taken in the New Forest 10+ years ago.



to create the image, Jo used standard b&w, darkroom chemistry as a creative tool - sprayed, poured and painted on to the exposure paper.



from the series ‘remembering’, a noir inspired nostalgia project.



‘the dissolving forest (black and white chemigram print)’ will be exhibited at LIP’s 35th Annual Exhibition at Espacio Gallery in Bethnal Green Road from Tuesday 23rd January 2024.



The gallery will be open to the public from Tuesday 23rd to Sunday 28th January:



Tuesday 23rd - Friday 26th | 12.30 - 18.30

Saturday 27th | 12.00 - 18.00

Sunday 28th | 12.00 - 17.00



Private View: Thursday 25th January, 19.00 - 21.00



Address: Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG

Nearest transport links: Bethnal Green and Shoreditch High Street



@espaciogallery



#lip #londonindependentphotography #lipexhibition #exhibition #espacio #espaciogallery #photography #photographer #photographic #fotografia #photographyexhibition #artexhibition #artphotography #photographyart #artprint #handprint #artcollector #photooftheday #picoftheday #photographylovers #photographylover #photographyislife #photographylife #photographyeveryday #instaphoto #chemigram #lofiexperimentation #creativedarkroom #alternativeprocesses #LIP2024
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