Contact Us
double exposure 5d mark iii

This year we were lucky enough to have been asked to contribute towards a collaborative project with lighting designers Anglepoise®, Portsmouth & Southsea culture blog Strong Island & The University of Portsmouth.

The Aim ~ To both celebrate a design classic as well as local creativity within Portsmouth.

The Brief – 10 artists twinned with 10 photographers and an Anglepoise® light.

A year long project ending in a series of exhibitions – 10 posters / 10 videos all displayed at this year’s London Design Festival at The Speakeasy Cafe, just off Carnaby Street.

As well as being part of the London Design Festival, the exhibition has also been selected to be part of the Icon Design Trail 2013 by Icon Magazine. The exhibition was also featured soon after the opening in various different places including the highly respected and independent Creative Boom website, and it was also featured on the front page of the Financial Times.

Here’s our story …

Creating Balance

Anglepoise® lamps were given to each of the 10 participating artists/designers and the 10 photographers were instructed to use the lamp in anyway they chose to document their given artist.

We were teamed with children’s illustrator and author Neal Layton, and his painter and print maker wife Sadie Tierney whose home is their studio and constant source of inspiration. We decided to use the lamp to light and document the artists within their home, showcasing how they work and how they create – The aim was to produce an image that best reflected them, their work and their lifestyle of creating a balance between home and working life.

painted skate boardsSadie Tierney Paintings
Sadie Tierney PaintingsSadie Tierney Paintings
Music OfficeRetro Film Camera
Film PhotographyArtistic Paint Brushes
Creating Balance ProjectCreating Balance Project
Sadie Tierney PaintingsSadie Tierney Paintings
Creating Balance ProjectCreating Balance Project
Creating Balance ProjectCreating Balance Project
Impossible ProjectImpossible Project
Impossible ProjectImpossible Project
360 spinner film photography

We decided to incorporate the technique of double exposure using both our range of film cameras and our digital SLR’s. The idea being to take images that juxtaposed the couples conventional married life and home together with their artistic practice.

Film Photography
Lomography Double Exposure HolgaLomography Double Exposure Holga
Double exposure photography
Double exposure photographyDouble exposure photography
London-Design-Festival-34

During each collaboration session, University of Portsmouth BSc TV and Broadcast graduates Massimo Marzullo and Jonas Jakunas documented the project, producing short films for each collaboration.

Here’s our film ~

Creating Balance Project – Sadie Tierney & Neal Layton with Cotton Candy Photography from The Creating Balance Project on Vimeo.

Then, last Thursday saw the opening of the Creating Balance Project with an exhibition at Speakeasy Cafe as part of the London Design Festival. The exhibition consisted of the final photos taken by all 10 photographers of their 10 artists as well as all 10 of the collaboration films. The exhibition runs until the 25th of this month.

London Design Festival Cotton Candy Photography
London Design Festival Cotton Candy PhotographyLondon Design Festival Cotton Candy Photography
London Design Festival Cotton Candy Photography
London Design Festival Cotton Candy Photography
London Design Festival Cotton Candy PhotographyLondon Design Festival Cotton Candy Photography
London Design Festival Cotton Candy Photography
London Design Festival Cotton Candy PhotographyLondon Design Festival Cotton Candy Photography
London Design Festival Cotton Candy Photography

Thanks go to Claire Sambrook of the University of Portsmouth and to Tristan Savage of Strong Island for organising, arranging, co-ordinating and promoting this project, and for also included us in it. We are very grateful and can’t wait to bring the exhibition back to Southsea in January to the Aspex Gallery.

For more information about the project, to watch all of the films and to see loads of photos visit:

www.creatingbalanceproject.co.uk

Or head on over to the Festival and check it out yourself ~ Details below!

London Design Festival Cotton Candy Photography

~ The faces of Creating Balance ~

London-Design-Festival-57London-Design-Festival-58

5 Comments on London Design Festival Exhibition

  1. All props to Claire to be honest. She was the real ring leader in this amazing project :)

    Reply

  2. a wonderful write up and amazing photos. Thanks both for saying yes to the project it was great to have you along for the ride. A superb collaborative effort and cannot wait for Jan 14.
    x

    Reply

  3. The exhibition is free entry and you’ll get to see the final photos by the photographers, see the modified lamps in person, watch all of the collaboration films and meet the artists and photographers involved. You’ll also be able to pick up a free promo pack including a booklet on the project, a set of 10 postcards with all of the final images plus other bits and bobs. During the night there will be a special ‘Creating Balance’ coffee, Eristoff Vodka and Vodka Coffee (really), Irving Brewery Beers, ‘Creating Balance’ Lager by Brighton Blonde Lager and Joe and Seph’s Popcorn.

    Reply

Add a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Anti-spam *