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This is not my house

Filmmaker and photographer David Jackson recently photographed and made a film about his father before he moved from his home in Malta back to England. This is David Jackson’s account of This is not my House: On making a film with my father.

Posted 18:44 Thursday, Oct 9, 2014 In: Photography Tags: David Jackson Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Malta Mexico PhotoHastings William Lakin

The hard life at sea

A local photographer was so inspired by the week he spent on a fishing trawler in the North Sea during his final year at uni that he decided to move back to Hastings in order to pursue his continuing passion to document the fishing industry. Hastings photographer Chris Mammone’s exhibition is one of many PhotoHastings shows currently on display in Hastings and St Leonards, and HOT reporter and photographer John Cole went along to the preview night to speak to Chris about his work.

Grace Lau's photographic interpretation of 'Edge' (Photo by ZR)

Exploring the Edge

Earlier this week, I went along to the Hastings Community Network’s Culture Exchanges meeting at The Jerwood, exploring art and culture in Hastings and St Leonards-on-Sea – and one of the ideas as to how art could be brought to a wider community was ‘more art in public spaces – such as car parks, supermarkets and pubs’. The Edge, a newly formed collective of artists currently exhibiting at Hastings Station, agree 100% with this suggestion, ‘hoping to continue showing photography in unexpected places’. HOT’s Zelly Restorick went along to The Station Gallery to see the different interpretations of ‘Edge’.

PHOTOHASTINGS entices Martin Parr to visit

As part of the PHOTOHASTINGS Festival 2014, the Electric Palace will be hosting a range of special events, including a Q&A with photographer Martin Parr, a screening of Finding Vivian Maier, plus a short film about Robert’s a well-loved rummage shop in Hastings Old Town, writes Annie Waite.

Posted 13:06 Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 In: Photography Tags: Brixton Chicago Finding Vivian Maier Hastings Martin Parr Photography PhotoHastings Professor Angus Carlyle Robert's shop in Old Town Turkey and Tinsel
Silentium Silva © Martin Everett

Exploring narratives & abstraction in Polaroid

Martin Everett’s images engender a ‘powerful atmosphere and sense of place, of landscape and memory, one that is consistently infused with the desire, uncertainty and expectation associated with darkness and the unseen.’ HOT’s Xaverine Bates asked him more about his work, now showing as part of Errors of the Divine at Electro for Coastal Currents.

Posted 15:34 Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014 In: Photography Tags: coastal currents Electro link road Martin Everett narrative Photography Polaroid

PhotoHastings stakes new claim to town fame

The Hastings and St Leonards area has a long-established tradition of fine art, painting and music. But until recently, Hastings’ photographic talents have been partially overshadowed by the bright lights of Brighton. Though not for much longer, as PhotoHastings 2014 is about to be launched. HOT reporter John Cole spoke with PhotoHastings coordinator Cathryn Kemp about the exciting developments for photography in the Hastings creative area.

Posted 11:06 Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 In: Photography Tags: Hastings John Cole photographer Photo Hub Group Photography PhotoHastings photos St Leonards
White Rock Baths Photo by Brian Rybolt

White Rock Baths, past and present

The White Rock Baths on Hastings seafront have been derelict for a number of years; although subjected to regular vandalism and allowed to deteriorate, this underground labyrinth still reveals poignant signs of its past incarnations, when it contained two swimming pools, a Turkish Bath and both roller and ice-skating rinks. Intrigued and captivated by derelict buildings, Hastings-based Brian Rybolt, a photographer for over 45 years, is exhibiting a captivating series of photographs of the White Rock Baths at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery. HOT’s Zelly Restorick went to the exhibition and met up with Brian to talk about his fascination with decaying buildings.

Posted 09:09 Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 In: Photography Tags: Brian Rybolt mosaics nostalgia Photography White Rock Baths Zelly Restorick

Wembley to Soweto to Brazil

The World Cup is almost over and England is once again home disappointingly early. But for HOT’s John Cole, the World Cup has been a huge success.

Posted 18:09 Sunday, Jul 6, 2014 In: Photography Tags: John Cole World Cup 2014
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