Notes on the week: 22 March 2024

March 22, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

Last weekend I went to London for the afternoon and evening and was really pleased to get to visit my friend Mandy William's exhibition with Colin Pantall and Dawn Rodgers at Four Corners, Disrupted Landscapes. The work was really powerful and the three very distinct bodies of work really worked well together inn the space.

 

Photograph of an A-frame board with 3 photographs on it, with the words 'Colin Pantall, Dawn Rodgers, Mandy Williams, 13 - 16 March 2024, Four Courners, 121 Roman Road London, E2 0QN, Gallery hours; Wednesday to Saturday 11.00 - 18.00, Disrupted Landscapes', with an orange pillar to the right and glazed window beind behind.Disrupted LandscapesPhotograph of an A-frame board with 3 photographs on it, with the words 'Colin Pantall, Dawn Rodgers, Mandy Williams, 13 - 16 March 2024, Four Courners, 121 Roman Road London, E2 0QN, Gallery hours; Wednesday to Saturday 11.00 - 18.00, Disrupted Landscapes', with an orange pillar to the right and glazed window beind behind.

We walked from Bethnal Green to Islington. I love walks like that through London, where you see streets you haven't visited before and see how things connect. We were going to see Filter at the o2 Academy, Islington that night so I only had my phone camera on me to collect photographs of the things that caught my eye. (There was also lots of beautiful blossom but it's probably not a huge shock to you that I'm much more drawn to dead trees and abandoned mattresses.) 

 

Photograph of a brick wall with a white recessed area cemented in at the top, with a scene of small mice and a large blue character having a tea party, and BRICKFLATS written underneath.A small scene in a wallPhotograph of a brick wall with a white recessed area cemented in at the top, with a scene of small mice and a large blue character having a tea party, and BRICKFLATS written underneath.
Photograph of a double mattress and a cardboard box leaning against a brick wall in front of an apartment block with bushes in front. To the left is a concrete path with a bridge in the distance.IMG_0699Photograph of a double mattress and a cardboard box leaning against a brick wall in front of an apartment block with bushes in front. To the left is a concrete path with a bridge in the distance.
Photograph of a brown, dead Christmas tree on a pavement, with a blue car to the right, houses with walls and hedges to the left and a pole with '20' on a sign and the white trunk of a silver birch behind.EvictedPhotograph of a brown, dead Christmas tree on a pavement, with a blue car to the right, houses with walls and hedges to the left and a pole with '20' on a sign and the white trunk of a silver birch behind.
Photograph of an empty display case with a brass frame, mounted on a stone wall, with a warmly lit bar just visible through a window to the left.IMG_0703Photograph of an empty display case with a brass frame, mounted on a stone wall, with a warmly lit bar just visible through a window to the left.

The gig was amazing, I sang and danced my heart out.

Photograph of a man singing into a microphone, with green lights shining down above, lighting a cloud of smoke behind him.IMG_0728_VSCOPhotograph of a man singing into a microphone, with green lights shining down above, lighting a cloud of smoke behind him.

 

From Monday onwards I feel like I wrote a lot of emails. Lots of trying to make arrangements. 

 

Creative Colchester held a new coffee morning social meetup at Patch, which was really nice. I caught up with some people I’ve got to know over the months and met some new people too. The coffee is excellent there too.

 

On Wednesday the job I had booked was rescheduled and I found myself in London with time to spare, so I looked up what was on and went to visit Nick Waplington’s Living Room at Hamiltons Gallery, and then on to The Photographers' Gallery. It was great to see the Living Room images at such a large size, to really see the detail in them and I really like the space at Hamiltons. Seeing the images in Mayfair, passing Maseratis and the like, to get there, felt strange. 

 

The Photographers' Gallery was enjoyable too - I was interested to learn about the work of the photographers nominated for the the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2024, the Café Royal Books reading room was great to have a browse through the many, many publications they have produced, and I also really enjoyed Bert Hardy: Photojournalism in War and Peace, which felt timely having done my short course in Photojournalism just recently.

Photograph of an A-frame board with 'Nick Waplington, Living Room, 14 March - 25 May' and a photograph of a street scene showing children on a pavement to the left and a person lying under a car, fixing it, to the right. Behind is a brick building, a window with 'HAMILTON' in white letters on it, and in the distance is a pillar with '14' on it.IMG_0758Photograph of an A-frame board with 'Nick Waplington, Living Room, 14 March - 25 May' and a photograph of a street scene showing children on a pavement to the left and a person lying under a car, fixing it, to the right. Behind is a brick building, a window with 'HAMILTON' in white letters on it, and in the distance is a pillar with '14' on it.
IMG_0767IMG_0767Photograph of a wall with 'BERT HARDY, Photojournalism in War and Peace' and lots of text below, and a large black and white photograph showing 4 women standing talking in a street.
Photograph looking down at a street scene - a large brick building fills most of the frame, and has a large photograph showing a garden with naked figures in the centre mounted on the wall. To the right people are sat on wooden benches and walking along the paved street.IMG_0760Photograph looking down at a street scene - a large brick building fills most of the frame, and has a large photograph showing a garden with naked figures in the centre mounted on the wall. To the right people are sat on wooden benches and walking along the paved street.

Photograph of a small paper diary with hand written entries in it, below is a label saying 'Hardy's diary entries during a shoot for the feature 'This is the Problem' Picture Post, 4 January 1941'. Parts of photographs are visible around the edges.IMG_0764Photograph of a small paper diary with hand written entries in it, below is a label saying 'Hardy's diary entries during a shoot for the feature 'This is the Problem' Picture Post, 4 January 1941'. Parts of photographs are visible around the edges.
IMG_0766IMG_0766Photograph of magazine spreads, in the foreground a feature titled 'SHOULD WOMEN WEAR TROUSERS?' and photographs of women in trousers in street scenes above. The magazine above shows portraits of musicians playing their instrumens.

The rescheduled job went well, a nice portrait session that hopefully I can share when the interview it is to accompany goes live.

Today, Friday, I'm attending FORMAT24 portfolio reviews, showing my work to photography professionals. It's so good to have feedback on work, guidance on changes I can make and it's giving me lots to think about. 
 

Sign of the timesSign of the timesPhotograph looking down on the top of a bin in a street, with an ashtray filled with cigarettes in the centre, and the black surround is covered in stickers from vape packets. The paved floor is visible around the edges behind.
Photograph looking down at the curb at the side of a road, with pavement at the lower part of the frame, a metal spoon face down to the left above that, and double yellow painted lines above.Colchester, UKPhotograph looking down at the curb at the side of a road, with pavement at the lower part of the frame, a metal spoon face down to the left above that, and double yellow painted lines above.

Photograph looking down at a Queen of spades playing card on the floor, with a drain at the bottom of the frame, and paving and paint elements to the right.The Queen of SpadesPhotograph looking down at a Queen of spades playing card on the floor, with a drain at the bottom of the frame, and paving and paint elements to the right.


 

Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a photographer based in Essex and working across London, the South East of the UK and beyond. I love using photography to give insight into people, places and processes and I offer a range of services including documentary/reportage, editorial, interior and portrait photography.

If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch.

 

 


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