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Launch of Silver Hill Press

There is definitely an appetite, pride and support for enterprising, affordable, well produced local publishing. Hastings Fish Cook Book is a specialist private publishing company, which published its first cook book in 2009 and produced three different editions and several reprints. The first edition sold out of a print run of 10,00o. Now there is another independent enterprise, Silverhill Press. Photographer Ian Land had the great idea of publishing a series of art monographs starting with photography and then extending out to poetry, possibly illustration and collage. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths asked Ian some questions about the project.

Posted 13:46 Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018 In: Photography Tags: Alex Brattell Bob Mazzer Hastings Fish Cook Book Ian Land Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Martel Colou Print Nigel Green Richard de Pesando
Grace Latter for HIP

Willcocks portrait exhibition: extended!

One Shot. I heard about this exhibition from one of the artists who’s been photographed. One Shot. One snap of the lens and that’s it, photoshoot ended. Next! However it’s clear that photographer, Tim Willcocks wanted to capture – and has been successful – the core intrinsic essence of the person. Their uniqueness. Captured in a single image. One chance. The exhibition has now been extended for another week, along with opportunities to chat to Tim Willcocks himself. HOT’s Zelly Restorick writes.

Posted 08:58 Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 In: Photography Tags: Emily Holt Grace Latter Nick Weekes Zelly Restorick
Cecilia Di Paolo MadeTo Be Loved

Not the Final Major Project at HAF

When you hear the words ‘graduate show’, the heart tends to sink. So it was with some trepidation that HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went along to Hastings Arts Forum to see Not the Final Major Project, a graduate collaboration photography show between PhotoHastings and Brighton Fringe. But she couldn’t have been more wrong; her fears were totally unfounded. It is an 

Posted 06:59 Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018 In: Photography Tags: Brighton PhotoFringe (BPF2018) Lauris Morgan-Griffiths PhotoHastings Sarah French
Chasing the Dragon © Philip Volkers

Burning Man in St Leonards

Sometimes you think you know things and then realise that you simply don’t. Naively, HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths thought a festival was a festival was a festival – a gathering, mainly music-orientated with some side events. But bumping up against the Burning Man Festival, it explains on its website: ‘Burning Man is not a festival. Burning Man is a community.’ So that put her straight… i

Posted 13:31 Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 In: Photography Tags: Arthur Mamou-Manil Black Rock Burning Man Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Lucy Bell Gallery Nevada Philip Volkes
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Beach visitors in focus for Coastal Currents

As part of Coastal Currents Malcolm Glover has taken his video camera to provide a close-up of people enjoying the beach in St Leonards-on-Sea. Judy Parkinson, a fan of the photographer, explains the background to the Groynes 41-42 project.

Posted 17:53 Monday, Sep 3, 2018 In: Photography Tags: Borough Wines coastal currents Debenhams Groynes Judy Parkinson Malcolm Glover Mark C Hewitt
JJ Waller self-portrait

JJ Waller talks about Through The Lens Festival

After 11 years of being associated with St Leonards and Hastings, photographer JJ Waller is proud to finally be a part of the Coastal Currents festival this September. Erica Smith interviews him about his appearance at the inaugural Through The Lens Festival of Photography from 31 August to 8 September at St Mary in the Castle.

Posted 21:50 Friday, Aug 24, 2018 In: Photography Tags: Antony Penrose festival Hastings JJ Waller Lee Miller Martin Parr Photography St Leonards Through The Lens
Derby Day G Peter Dench

New photography festival launches in Hastings

It is hard setting up a new project in Hastings because there is always so much going on; and a brand new photographic festival could have been labelled madness. There are a lot of good photographers in the area but photographers are notoriously lone wolves and do not like to be herded together. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went to talk to the Through the Lens Festival team, Jo Kilmartin and Kim Hall, to find out more.  

Posted 15:06 Monday, Jul 30, 2018 In: Photography Tags: Antony Penrose Ian Berry Inge Gottfredsen JJ Waller Kim Hall Kristen Reynolds Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Lee Miller Martin Parr Peter Ench st mary in the castle Stephen Gill Steve Kilmartin Through the Lens Festival
Mryam with her father. Gaza 2015

Giles Duley: I Can Only Tell You What My Eyes See

And through Giles Duley’s eyes, one enters and shares the world he observes; we see what resonates for him as he travels and traverses the planet. And it is the legacy of war that echoes for him, which is also the name of the charity he’s initiated, raising awareness of the legacy of war on people. HOT’s Zelly Restorick writes.

Posted 21:15 Tuesday, Jul 3, 2018 In: Photography Tags: I Can Only Tell You What My Eyes See st mary in the castle
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