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More “New Blood”…

Looking forward to this tomorrow! And still 2 spaces left…

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Indoors For A Change: Rosa Returns

After 2 very successful location nude shoots, the ever-superb Rosa Brighid is back at Fotofilia but this time for a studio shoot. Want to come along? Get in touch.


From The Floorboards Up (part 2)

January was a very busy month for us at Fotofilia. We spent many hours redecorating the studio from top to bottom, threw away a LOT of stuff, and transformed our redundant former gallery room into a second studio space – we even had to pull up and trim a few floorboards. Here are a few more photographs of Fotofilia as it is now…

The lobby

 

Lobby and corridor

The kitchen

And here is Studio 2…

The graffiti walls

Studio 2's forest mural wall and aluminium chequer-plate wall

In addition to the graffiti walls, chequer-plate wall and the forest mural, there is a plain wall which can accommodate colorama rolls. The idea behind the second studio space was to provide as wide a range of creative possibilities as we could and with another background area to be set up in Studio 1 in the coming weeks, we think we now have plenty of inspirational settings for our shoots/hirers.

Studios 1 and 2 can be hired individually or together.


Showing Them The Door

I saw this cool idea on Facebook (thanks to Dave Rudge!) and decided I’d like to share it with you. I was reminded this afternoon when I saw one of these doors in a skip. Hope you like…

 


Call Off The Search

In the months spent looking for the new studio space, we looked around some awesome – that’s awesome in a photographic sense rather than the “suitable for Fotofilia” sense- buildings in various parts of Birmingham city.

To help the decision process, I took quite a few photographs along the way on the iphone and ipad and couldn’t resist playing around with them. So here are a few potential studios that got away… And the weird stuff found inside…

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Good Day At t’Mill

Here are a few iphone pics from the recent Fotofilia CLUB/f2 trip to Sarehole Mill, Hall Green, Birmingham. We were only there for a couple of hours and at least part of that was spent in the cosy little cafe (fresh coffee cake that morning). But it’s a nice little place to toddle around with your camera. As usual, I took both my DSLR and my iphone, and as usual, I still haven’t edited the DSLR images as yet.

Window. Sarehole Mill. Copyright David Rann 2013.

Window. Sarehole Mill. Copyright David Rann 2013.

Sarehole Mill. Copyright David Rann 2013

Sarehole Mill. Copyright David Rann 2013

Sarehole Mill. Copyright David Rann 2013

Sarehole Mill. Copyright David Rann 2013

Sarehole Mill. Copyright David Rann 2013

Sarehole Mill. Copyright David Rann 2013

 

Using the "marblecam" app. Sarehole Mill. Copyright David Rann 2013

Using the “marblecam” app. Sarehole Mill. Copyright David Rann 2013

health and safety, miller-style. Sarehole Mill. Copyright David Rann 2013

health and safety, miller-style. Sarehole Mill. Copyright David Rann 2013

Apparently, a certain young man by the name of Tolkien played around the mill as a child and it was thought to have inspired locations in his books. I can certainly see how the cake might be hobbit-forming. Yes, I know. It’s been a long day.


Food Glorious Food?

Following on from my last post about the unexpected potential of the humble scanner, I have since found another scanner artist that I’d like to bring to your attention. Like many other platen-glass practitioners, Seattle/New York ¬†artist Jon Feinstein is no stranger to “real” photography (as you will find by looking at his website – http://www.jonfeinstein.com/fastfood.html), but has used a scanner to produce his thought-provoking “Fast Food” series.

With kind permission of the artist, Jon Feinstein

With kind permission of the artist, Jon Feinstein

Simultaneously revolting and eerily beautiful, the images are exactly what you might imagine from the title: fast food, in all it’s greasy glory, isolated in a sea of blackness – your snack-on-the-run as you’ve never seen it before.

With kind permission of the artist, Jon Feinstein

With kind permission of the artist, Jon Feinstein

With kind permission of the artist, Jon Feinstein

With kind permission of the artist, Jon Feinstein

With kind permission of the artist, Jon Feinstein

With kind permission of the artist, Jon Feinstein

With kind permission of the artist, Jon Feinstein

With kind permission of the artist, Jon Feinstein

Jon explains the background to this project…

Enjoy your lunch…