Portfolio Workshop December 2018

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What: Portfolio Workshop

Where: Alternative Photo Services at 1840 Danforth Ave, Toronto

When: December 27-December 30 2018

Spots: Minimum 4 maximum 6

Cost: $1,000 plus tax + materials (material list provided upon request)

This workshop is for anyone who is looking to build a portfolio of alternative prints. Students will be printing their own work under the guidance of printer Bob Carnie using gum bichromate and/or platinum palladium.

Print sizes range from 8×10 all the way up to 20×28.

Once the prints are finished, they will be custom matted using cotton rag 4 ply board.

To sign up or ask a question, email Bob or Carissa

bob@alternativephotoservices.com

carissa@alternativephotoservices.com

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Artist Spotlight: Marlene Hilton Moore

Through a Lens: Our Female Gaze

February 1-February 28

Opening Reception February 8 | Artist Talks February 10

Through a Lens: Our Female Gaze presents six artists who are telling their stories through the photographic lens. Lisa Murzin, Shelagh Howard, Marlene Hilton Moore, Lorraine Parow, Janet Holmes and Lauren Young share a variety of work for this exhibition hailing from different backgrounds, generations and experiences.

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Statement

I enjoy the collective within the world of women. In my photographs I see each woman
through my own eyes first and I orchestrate the scene to my version of them. Once the
scene is set I abandon to the joy of discovery as each woman reveals herself
unencumbered by my vision. Fleeting glances, pointed gaze, body language all reveal a
distinctive identity.

How has your photographic process been informed by your experiences

Two accidental elements in my initial photo shoot contributed to my photographic process – continuous motion and specific light. In this initial series, Pixie’s World, I instructed the woman to constantly move so that she would forget about the camera and be her natural self. I shot continuously and the result was full of narrative. I also discovered as a result of the movement that many of the blurred images were not discards but were mysterious and valuable. Each of my photo shoots now involves hundreds of images and these images provide a story-telling reality even within my mise en scène conceptual approach.
In this initial photo shoot also I used a single available light source that created a spotlight effect to unusual results. In subsequent shoots I used the light of the moment – natural daylight diffused through historic barn boards, brilliant sea light and blistering city and beach sun played their part.
I realized that reacting instinctively to the moment, the woman and the place was an asset, which became my mandate in all subsequent sessions.

Kindred | David L Hunsberger

Montreal
The Ecomusée Du Fier Monde
October 20 opening reception from 6-9pm
October 21 Open viewing from 11am-5:30pm
Toronto
Connections Gallery

November 3 opening reception from 6-9pm
Exhibition is on until November 29

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Kindred is a portrait exhibition printed entirely using permanent processes. Each photographer has submitted an image of someone within their community that they admire along with a description of their relationship to their subject. The result is an exhibition of people from all walks of life who are being celebrated through the photographic medium.
Kindred will first be popping up for two days in Montreal where we have one branch of our network within the photographic community. This exhibition is comprised of a large number of Quebec artists, allowing for a true exchange when the show is installed in Toronto this November.

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PALLAS 2017

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Janette Beckman

Pallas (pronounced Palace) is one of the lesser-known Greek pantheon goddesses and the origin of the name for the element Palladium. An obvious choice to describe a celebrity portrait exhibition printed using a permanent printmaking process.

At its heart, Pallas is a portrait show celebrating actors and musicians from across genres. It is also an ongoing project that aims to bring together some of the world’s top photographers and master printer Bob Carnie. Each print is made using a permanent printmaking process and seeks to create an enduring record of those whom we celebrate, and the photographer.

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Jenny Lens

Schedule of Events

Friday November 10 from 6pm-10pm

The Rivoli | 334 Queen St W

Print Auction and VIP Reception | Tickets found HERE

Join us November 10 at the Rivoli for a chance to bring home a unique permanent print of your favorite celebrity. Not bidding? You can still come check out the atmosphere at this iconic Toronto bar, listen to some old school tunes and make your own bets which print will be the evening’s top bid.

Saturday November 11 from 9am-10pm

918 Bathurst

Photography Workshops + Frank Ockenfels 3 Lecture | Tickets found HERE

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Call for Submissions: PIGMENT

 

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Lori Ryerson

Pigment is a group photography exhibition that explores the concept of colour through the historical gum bichromate process. Each of the twenty photographers will have two prints in the show, printed by Bob Carnie.

New York April 6 and 7 Bushwick Community Darkroom

Pigment will pop up at the Bushwick Community Darkroom April 6 and 7 2018. These dates were chosen so that participating artists who wish to visit the city during the exhibition can attend The Photography Show presented by AIPAD. 

Toronto | May 2-June 29 Lonsdale Gallery

The prints will return to Toronto where they will become a part of Red Light, an exhibition at Lonsdale Gallery. This juried salon show will exclusively feature alternative prints by artists from around the world. Red Light is a feature show in the CONTACT Photo Festival.

Application process

Each print will be approximately 11×14, fitting into a 16×20 presentation matt. For installation purposes, while in New York, they will be displayed matted. For the Lonsdale Gallery show, they will be framed in our rental frames.

Please contact Bob to set up a time to explain the gum bichromate process and how your images would look printed using this process.

bob@alternativephotoservices.com
Costs

Exhibition fee (shipping, space rental, marketing, reception in NYC and rental frames for Toronto) $375 plus tax                                                                                                     

Production: $460 plus tax for two gum bichromate prints and 16×20 presentation matts

Total $835 plus tax

 

What is Connections?

We believe that expanding a photographer’s reach is beneficial to professional growth. Getting outside of one’s community and having fresh eyes looking at new work and getting feedback. Our main goal is to create a network of photographers and galleries that can work together to showcase photography.

Our first connection was with L’Espace Contemporain in Montreal where we have sent photographers to exhibit work, and have brought photographers here to Toronto.

2017 projects include the Alternative Photo Revolution that went to Glen Echo, Maryland and New Orleans, and was a part of the CONTACT Photo Festival. In the fall we took Kindred, a portrait exhibition, to Montreal then installed here at the Connections Gallery in November.

Why Alt Printing

 We know that through exhaustive research on print permanence that the noble metals of platinum palladium will not fade, in fact the paper will decompose before the metal will go away. Platinum palladium and gum over palladium have the look, texture and feeling of work done in the very beginning of photographic printmaking. Contemporary prints cannot give us the colour palette and physical sense that these two processes offer. In all cases the base paper is Hahnemühle Platinum, a very lovely 100% rag paper. The noble metal of platinum palladium sinks into the very fabric of this paper and any resulting pigment is layered on top for an exquisite image.

Call For Submissions: Emergence

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Emergence

December 1-January 8 2018 | Opening December 7 2017 6-9pm

The Connections Gallery is seeking submissions for our annual Emergence photography group show in December 2017. This nine person group show showcases artists who are new to the gallery or have new work.

Four artists will be chosen by a jury to exhibit their work in Montreal in Spring 2018.

This show will also be advertised in the Winter issue of Canadian Art.

 

Submission guidelines

If interested please submit the following

4-5 JPEGS

Layout proposal

Printing and framing proposal

Fees Per Artist

Space rental/marketing/reception- $460

 

Spots are booked on a first come first served basis.

Contact: carissa@alternativephotoservices.com

Win a Print at the Alternative Photo Revolution!

At the opening reception for Alternative Photo revolution in Toronto, we will be giving away alternative photo prints!

While in New Orleans, we drew two winners. Those who purchased tickets for that draw will have their names entered again for the Toronto draw!

These unique prints were made by Bob Carnie in Toronto, and graciously donated by each artist.

Below are the four prints that could be yours!

Nigel Dickson, Claud Anderson, Brendan Meadows and Bob Carnie

Click HERE for the Eventbrite page

Or, contact Carissa for other payment options: carissa@dylanellisgallery.ca

 

Philip Jessup | Tri Colour Gum Bichromate | won by Blaine Varner in New Orleans!

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