Worldwide launch of Shimmerdisc – Sign and Digital Show NEC stand K12

SHIMMERDISC-black

Never before seen in the UK, the new printing technology and display product Shimmerdisc – Photographic Sequin Displays, will be unveiled for the first time at The Sign and Digital Show, NEC, Stand K12 19-21 April 2016.

This will be start of the World Wide launch of Shimmerdisc.

What is it? Shimmerdisc is a blanket of individually printed sequins. Each disc is individually printed creating pixel perfect images. Each module is reverse printed and optically clear. The finished effect presents a display that looks almost 3D and with the most amazing movement.

Come and see our 67,500 sequin display – Stand K12

With over 5000 sequins per square metre, Shimmerdisc offers Photographic quality shimmering brilliance using thousands of light-reflecting discs to create inspiring, eye-catching moving image displays. It is used to add the WOW factor to Boardrooms, VIP nightclub walls, Home Art, Retail POS, Outdoor Display, Theatre, Exhibitions, Gigs. Modular and scalable. Each disc is individually printed creating pixel-perfect images.

Interior designers, architects, photographers, artists and branding agencies now have a brand new tool in their display portfolio, Shimmerdisc.  Designers can exploit a full colour pallet including white to add depth, turning a plain foil sequin into a pixel of magic. Scalable to any size from 1 square metre to billboard size.

Already commissioned by household names, Shimmerdisc, adds animated brilliance to design.

Shimmerdisc new digital mosaic sequin display product Sign and Digital show display

http://www.shimmerdisc.com/

Our patented modular disc display can be custom printed – plain or reflective,” says Andrew Ainge, founder and inventor of Shimmerdisc. “The bigger the display the more impact it has. A 1000 x 1000mm display is the smallest we will do – 5625 discs. Wall Installations typically have around 100,000+ discs. Truly stunning.

Designers, architects, the press and branding agencies are invited to stand K12 to see the product demonstrated for themselves and take advantage of 10% off on all orders placed at the show.

Contact us to book an interview with the inventor, Andrew Ainge.

Shimmerdisc digital mosaic sequin display product Sign and Digital show display

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International Landscape Exhibition opens this week in Athens

Our director has a landscape selected to exhibit at the Blank Wall Gallery in Athens.  Opening Private View :  Friday 16 October, 20:00

Landscape, French Alps. exhibited at the Blank Wall Gallery, Landscape exhibition, Athens, copyright Vanessa Champion

Landscape, French Alps. exhibited at the Blank Wall Gallery, Landscape exhibition, Athens, copyright Vanessa Champion

Blank Wall Gallery, 12 Yakinthou Street Kipseli tel. 694.3868.124  http://www.blankwallgallery.com   Curator: Markos Dolopikos

Exhibition Duration: From 16 October until 30 October 2015

The gallery says: “Blank Wall Gallery will host landscapes taken by international photographers from around the world. Color and black and white landscapes draw the viewer’s attention and do not leave anyone indifferent, since through them the greatness of nature and the contradictions that make up this planet are displayed.  The photographers have their own style and their own techniques each, to present the theme, but the ultimate feeling that the photographs leave us with is one. Admiration and awe for the beauty found in nature and a sense that people are very small in front of it, even though we tend to forget it. The power of nature is what captivates and enchants the viewer. Even in photographs where the human presence is evident, the style of photography is ultimately influenced by the landscape and not by the human intervention on it.”

Blank Wall Gallery tel. 694.3868.124 www.blankwallgallery.com

Art Gemini 2015 EXHIBITION announced

Art Gemini finalist notification Private view london 2015

Art Gemini finalist notification Private view london 2015

We work with the organisers of the Art Gemini Prize, and we are pleased to announce the 2015 ArtGemini Prize  Finalists’ Exhibition will take place at the Chocolate Factory (also known as the Menier Gallery) Southwark Street, London 22 – 26 September.

If you are a journalist or buyer you are welcome at the Private view, Tuesday 22 September 2015  6.30pm – 8.30 pm; by invitation only  Please RSVP: art@artgeminiprize.com

For an exclusive preview of all 52 of the ArtGemini Prize 2015 Shortlist, please visit our online gallery artgeminiprize.com/shortlist2015

Menier Gallery 51 Southwark Street London SE1 1RU

Our charitable arm, PhotoAid has sponsored a photojournalism award.

Calling all artists and photographers – second edition of Art Gemini Prize launching

ArtGemini Prize 2014   London’s Global Art Prize

Photograph Orit Zuckerman

Photograph Orit Zuckerman

Call For Entries opens 15 May – 07 Sep 2014, artists and photographers are invited to enter online www.artgeminiprize.com for the opportunity to win one of 4 categories from the £5500 Prize Fund. This year is being opened to sculptors as well, plus there is a young art prize sponsored by Jacksons Art Supplies. Importantly shortlisted entrants are also exhibited in London plus they have an exhibition opportunity in Singapore.

Painting by Jing Hu

Painting by Jing Hu

Prize Fund of £5,500

1.  Painting & Sculpture: 1st prize £2000, 2nd prize £1000

2.  Photography: 1st prize £1000, 2nd prize £500

3.  Young Artist Prize  (up to 25 yrs)  £500

4.  Public Choice Prize £500

Art Gemini’s 2014 Charity Partner is Kidscape preventing bullying, protecting children

2014 Judging Panel is made up of five judges including: Dr Phil Shaw  – Doctorate in Printmaking and renowned artist to the 2013 G8 Summit;  Viv Lawes –  Senior UK art consultant to One East Asia, lecturer and writer; Zoe Whishaw – Commercial photography consultant, mentor and previously European Director of Photography at Getty Images; Sajid Rizvi –  Chair, ArtGemini Prize Selection Committee and Judges’ Panel, Founder & Publisher of EAP Group International Media.

2014 Partners & Supporters include: Singapore Art Fair, 20/21 International Art Fair, EAP Group International Media, Music For London, Domaine des Jeanne, Staffords Gallery, Jackson’s Art Supplies, Artron China, Dragonfly Communications

News Post 31 – New electronic backdrop system for photographers from Creativity Backgrounds

#Photographers can now automate #backdrops in seconds with the Creativity Backgrounds Rotor Roller

Creativity rotor roller, phtographers can now automate their backdrops, using different coloured backgrounds. For use wall mounted or on the background stand. Electronic backdrop system.

Creativity rotor roller, phtographers can now automate their backdrops, using different coloured backgrounds. For use wall mounted or on the background stand. Electronic backdrop system.

Engagement with the #model is important to all #photographers, and being able to change the #background simply and remotely while still facing and engaging the model without having to disturb the energy of a shoot is an asset to any session.

A new Motorised Rotor Roller system for supporting photography background rolls in fixed #studio installations has just been launched by Creativity Backgrounds. It can be fixed to the wall or with mounted brackets or simply attached to background support stands using clamp brackets. 

View Video and see product: http://www.photography-backgrounds.co.uk/vmchk/Background-Stands/Motorised-Rotor-Roller.html

Mobile photographers can also benefit from the speed and convenience of using the Creativity Backgrounds Rotor Roller, this is especially useful with the full-width rolls. Event photographers will get a huge advantage from using the automated system. You can set up different colours before the event and change swiftly as the night progresses, flipping between white and greenscreen even.

The Rotor Roller of course also works on the Creativity car-friendly rolls as well

http://www.photography-backgrounds.co.uk/2.08-x-11metres.html

 

Creativity Backgrounds logo

Creativity Backgrounds logo

Photographers and videographers are invited to get in touch if they want more information or want to submit images to the gallery vanessa@creativitybackgrounds.co.uk

 

It will be showcased at the SWPP convention stand W2, Photovisions, The Photography Show and Photokina.

Creativity Backgrounds are the suppliers of Superior Seamless paper backgrounds, used by Professional Photographers for over 30 years. Guaranteed hotspot free, there are over 50 colours of Creativity Paper Backgrounds and new fabric and pattered designed ranges continue to expand the business. Creativity Backgrounds continue to gain good market share of loyal and growing business from leading award-winning fashion, product and portrait photographers as well as national institutions, agencies, film companies and fashion houses. 

www.creativitybackgrounds.co.uk 

Bump to baby photographers will also be interested in this new Ella Bella launch, click here for more info.

News Post 30 – Magnum Agency announce Global Collaboration with EIZO

EIZO and Magnum Photos Announce Global Collaboration with Establishment of Ambassador Program 

Magnum Agency logo #magnumagency #photography

Magnum Agency logo #magnumagency #photography

Hakusan, Japan, October 23, 2013 – EIZO Corporation (TSE: 6737) and Magnum Photos today announced a global collaboration to establish a program in which 14 ambassadors (see list below, including Elliot Erwitt and Martin Parr) from Magnum will integrate EIZO’s ColorEdge monitors into their color management workflow and provide EIZO with objective feedback on their experiences. Their insights will assist EIZO in its ongoing development of new graphics monitor and calibration software solutions.

EIZO and Magnum will also cooperate on creating individual profiles of the ambassadors with insights into their careers, bodies of work, and experiences with EIZO monitors. EIZO will begin posting these profiles on its web site (www.eizo.com) in November. In addition, each ambassador will share a selection of images from their work for EIZO to showcase its monitors at exhibitions and in showrooms worldwide.

Color and grayscale accuracy is paramount for Magnum and its photographer members. With numerous large-scale exhibitions in cultural institutions each year, ensuring the accurate translation of the image into fine-art prints is essential. The integration of EIZO’s ColorEdge series monitors into our workflow will serve both the restoration of historical Magnum imagery and the production of contemporary photographs by our members.” Alex Majoli, President, Magnum Photos International.

The ColorEdge series is EIZO’s professional line of color management monitors. Most ColorEdge monitors come with a built-in calibration or correction sensor and are supported by EIZO’s own ColorNavigator software to deliver predictable color results through hardware calibration and ease-of-use through completely automated screen adjustment.

Magnum Photos Ambassadors

Carl De Keyzer, Elliot Erwitt, Jim Goldberg, Paul Hayward, Alex Majoli, Enrico Mochi, Matt Murphy, Trent Parke, Martin Parr, Paulo Pellegrin, Gilles Peress, Jonathan Roquemore, Alec Soth, and Donovan Wylie.

For more info:  http://www.eizo.co.uk/EIZO-Magnum.html

About Magnum Photos

Magnum Photos is a photographic co-operative of great diversity and distinction owned by its photographer-members. With powerful individual vision, Magnum photographers chronicle the world and interpret its peoples, events, issues and personalities. Through its four editorial offices in New York, London, Paris and Tokyo, and a network of fifteen sub-agents, Magnum Photos provides photographs and multimedia to the press, publishers, advertising, television, galleries and museums across the world. www.magnumphotos.com & http://inmotion.magnumphotos.com/

Contacts:

For Magnum: Jonathan Roquemore, Brand Relations, Magnum Group L.L.C.    Jonathan@indexltd.ch  +41.79.688.0179

For EIZO: Mark Gorsuch, Marketing Communications , EIZO Corporation         mark.gorsuch@eizo.com   +81.76.277.6795