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Looking beyond the labels

No Labels is a documentary photographic exhibition currently showing at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery. The intention of local photographer, John Stiles, is to show viewers the characters and personalities of some of the people who attend the Seaview Project, asking us to look beyond the labels and see the individuals. HOT’s Zelly Restorick went along to the exhibition and spoke to Stiles about his work.

Posted 18:01 Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 In: Photography Tags: 'One Day In The Life Of' Dave Roels documentary photography Hastings Museum and Art Gallery homelessness housing John Stiles No Labels photographic Seaview Zelly Restorick
Naked on the Stade © LMG

Naked on the Stade

Thirty or so  brave souls turned up at the Stade, carrying dressing gowns, anoraks, anything to cover up, ready to strip off and bare all in the name of art. HOT reporter Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went down to see what was going on.

Posted 20:42 Friday, Jan 17, 2014 In: Photography Tags: Hastings Jerwood Gallery Lauris Morgan-Grififths Spencer Tunick The Jerwood Gallery Museums at Night Competition the Stade
Gary Connor Wild Sea

Winter photography on the Stade

The Stade Photography Competition 2013, Stade Winter, was a difficult one. Because there wasn’t a lot of winter after the competition was launched. So HOT reporter Lauris Morgan-Griffiths

Posted 08:50 Thursday, Jan 16, 2014 In: Photography Tags: Blue Reef Aquarium Carbon Framing Fisheries Local Action Group FLAG Hastings Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Silverhill Community Darkroom Stade Hall the Stade

Winner of Stade photography competition

The 2013 Stade Photography Competition winner was announced as Pete Waldron with his image  “Rainy Saturday”. This year’s theme was ‘Stade Winter’ and the three judges – Council Leader Jeremy Birch, Yasmin Ornsby, Chair of the Stade Partnership, and professional photographer John Cole – were delighted by the variety of photographers, student, amateur and professional, who participated in the fourth year of this competition. They were also impressed by the creative breadth of vision shown in the 170 images that were submitted. Cath Tajima-Powell, the competition co-ordinator, tells us why Pete Waldron’s image was a winner.

Posted 08:00 Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 In: Photography Tags: Jeremy Birch John Cole Paschal Brattell Pete Waldron

The perfect Christmas 2014 gift for St Leonards lovers…

Brighton-based photographer JJ Waller first visited St Leonards in 2008, and fell under the spell of the area. Since then he’s made more than 60 visits with his camera, documenting the streets and the people of the town. HOT’s Erica Smith met up with him to find out what attracts him to S’Lens, as he affectionately calls our town.

Posted 14:40 Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013 In: Photography Tags: JJ Waller JJ Waller’s Brighton photographer St Leonards
Graham and Darren Goglan © John Cole

Faces of the sea

One of the main Hastings attractions is The Stade, the beach, the boats and, most importantly, the fishermen. And hearing there is an exhibition of fishermen – Generations – by local photographer John Cole, HOT reporter Lauris Morgan-Griffiths talked to John about his on-going, 20-year project  photographing these tough, brave men.

'Osmosis' Tim Andrews in Landscpe 1 © Julia Horbaschk

The PhotoHub group was set up in 2009 by Grace Lau and Andrew Moran to bring together the many talented photographers that live in Hastings and St Leonards. The group now has an exhibition at the Hastings Arts Forum. HOT reporter Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went to take a look.

Posted 09:26 Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013 In: Photography Tags: Alexander Brattell Andrew Moran Beatrice Haverich Brian Rybolt Brighton Biennale Daniela Exley Grace Lau Hastings Hastings Arts Forum Ian Grant John Cole Julia Horbaschk Lin Gregory Neville Austin Parkinsons Disease Photohub Group Roz Cran Tim Andrews
Kevin Cummins

Rock Icons

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, The Who and Jimi Hendrix are all temporarily residing on Norman Road.  Icons now, they weren’t back in the 1960s, as they started off on their strasophere-defying career paths.  But icons need images and images need photographers -and these photographers were contemporaries of their subjects; friends, hanging out, taking photos, up close and personal. And as the rock scene took off, the artists’ images were in great demand – and still are.   HOT reporter Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went to remind herself of those days and these, now, Rock Icons – the photographers and the rock stars.

Posted 15:24 Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013 In: Photography Tags: Brian Duffy David Bowie Eric Swayne George Harrison Keith Moon Keither Richard Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Lucy Bell Gallery Mick Jagger Patti Boyd Sheila Rock
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