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George Greaves, A man of his word

If you haven’t seen George’s photos at the Fishermen’s Museum, I strongly recommend you see this very important photographic record of the Hastings fishing fleet. I am fortunate enough to possess an original George Greaves photo, the one he posted to me in 1991. It is pinned to a shelf in my office where I see it every day, a wonderful memory of when I met the man who has chronicled Hastings’ fishing fleet for over 35 years.

Posted 11:04 Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 In: Photography Tags: George Greaves Hastings Hastings fishing fleet John Cole photographer Photography photos

Welcome To My World

Welcome to My World: An Exhibition of Photography by Alan Russell. Alan invites you to his private view on 9 October from 7 to 9 pm at the Zoom Arts Gallery, Warrior Square Station in St Leonards on Sea. Susan Cleland writes.

Posted 19:21 Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 In: Photography Tags: Alan Russell Susan Cleland Welcome To My World Zoom Arts Group
In Search of The Real: Lucent © Lucinda Wells

Light fantastic

Cafes started popping up and now art galleries are joining in the vibrancy and change happening around St Leonards on Sea, which can only be a good thing, since there are so few galleries for St Leonards’ artists to exhibit in. One of the latest ones to open their doors is Solaris run by art digital printer, Alexandra Drawbridge. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went along to see Solaris’ first solo show by photographer Lucinda Wells: In search of the Real: Lucent.

Posted 12:57 Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017 In: Photography Tags: Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Leonard Cohen Lucinda Wells
(c) Bruce Rae- Sailor Man Neptune 1984

Bruce Rae in silver, black and white

Artists have long been captivated by flowers. Colour, black, white, abstract, still lives, nature mort, part of a landscape, interiors, large, small; flowers are irresistible. An inexhaustible topic. Georgia O’Keefe painted them graphically. Robert Mapplethorpe was consumed by the beauty of them. As is Bruce Rae. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went to follow Rae’s recent scent.

Posted 14:04 Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017 In: Photography Tags: Brue Rae Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Lucy Bell Gallery T.S. Elliot
Young pigeon © Janet Crosby

Murmurations’ open photography competiton

Eighteen months ago, Joe Nguyen opened Murmurations Gallery to support local artists in the Bexhill Area. Not someone who wishes to stand still, he has reached out to photographers to submit images for a contemporary photography Open Competition. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went along to see the result.

Posted 19:32 Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017 In: Photography Tags: Bexhill-on-Sea Christophe Allicot Joe Nguyen John Crosby Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Murmurations Gallery Nigel Tribbeck Paul Praeger
pret a porter © Marilyn Stafford

Stories in black and white

It might feel that Marilyn Stafford, at the age of 91, has recently been discovered. In truth, she has never been away. Walking into the Lucy Bell Gallery HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths was not surprised to see that the documentary’s black and white images were familiar – because they are of their time from photographers Bert Hardy, Roger Mayne, Henri Cartier-Bresson. Robert Doisneau  – of feral street kids, 1950s fashion, refugees. But Lauris was surprised that she had never heard of the photographer.

Posted 11:21 Wednesday, May 10, 2017 In: Photography Tags: Henri Cartier-Bresson Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Lucy Bell Gallery Marilyn Stafford Robert Capa

Black and white by Zoom’s Kilmartin and Ellis

Zoom Arts 2017 season at the Warrior Square station gallery is getting into its stride. Easter week sees a return to photography with an exhibition entitled The Round, featuring work in black and white by Steven Kilmartin and Tony Ellis. Here they explain what lies in store.

Posted 16:47 Monday, Apr 10, 2017 In: Photography Tags: Fighting Tigers Martin Scorsese Raging Bull Robert De Niro Steven Kilmartin Tony Ellis Zoom Arts

Documenting the Trump effect

Which Way the Wind Blows is the title of Su Bishop’s upcoming exhibition at Zoom Arts’ Warrior Square station gallery. The exhibition was born from her time in Chicago during the hot summer of 2016 during Donald Trump’s ultimately successful presidential election campaign, as Su explains.

Posted 18:22 Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 In: Photography Tags: Chicago Donald Trump Su Bishop Zoom Arts
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