May 082013
 

Fresh from his flight across The Pond, I had the pleasure of meeting the street artist Yis “NoseGo” Goodwin in my studio yesterday.

As recently described in the Huffington Post, Goodwin creates playful, energetic totemic imagery of animal characters born from his imagination.

NoseGo's The Marvelous Clash with Unit 44 Gallery

Goodwin is working with Unit 44 Gallery here in Hoults Yard, gearing up towards a solo show opening this Friday 10th May entitled The Marvelous Clash.

I’ve known Danny Hughes and Steven Dunn at Unit 44 Gallery for some time now — Goodwin’s work has provided a great opportunity for us to collaborate together for the first time in making the editioned Archival Pigment Prints to accompany the show.

Danny kindly describes the editioned prints I’ve made for Unit 44 as, “the most beautifully finished print we have ever released.”

Find out more information on their pricing and availability here.

NoseGo's The Marvelous Clash with Unit 44 Gallery

In his latest blog post, Danny recalls a conversation with Goodwin over breakfast:

“He [NoseGo] described the totem composition of a number of his paintings, comprised of multiple layers, each distinguishable, separate however contributing to the over all form of the character. He referred to peoples experiences, lessons, and memories good or bad that make up who we are. He then went on to describe the somewhat ‘random’ composition of style, character, and look of the artworks. The result in this made absolute sense. He described the childhood toy box filled with all kinds of gems, figures, characters, animals, action heroes, vehicles etc. He then described that back then there was no constant ‘style’ in which you would arrange and play with your toys – this being the ‘marvelous clash’.”

NoseGo's The Marvelous Clash with Unit 44 Gallery

Finally, I’ve always been fond of the photographic eye of the inimitable David Bilbrough.

David popped into the studio last week to capture the print production process. Along with Unit 44, he’s kindly allowed me to share some of his observations with you here…

Production of NoseGo print editions at Jack Lowe Studio in conjunction with Unit 44 Gallery

Production of NoseGo print editions at Jack Lowe Studio in conjunction with Unit 44 Gallery

Production of NoseGo print editions at Jack Lowe Studio in conjunction with Unit 44 Gallery

Production of NoseGo print editions at Jack Lowe Studio in conjunction with Unit 44 Gallery

Production of NoseGo print editions at Jack Lowe Studio in conjunction with Unit 44 Gallery

If you’d like me to make prints for you, please feel free to contact me.

My latest list of services and prices can be downloaded in PDF format by clicking here.

Mar 212012
 

Regular visitors to this site will know that the marriage of analogue and digital photographic practice is a hot discussion at the moment.

With such topics close to my heart,  I was very pleased to be invited by the University of Northumbria to take part in a group show being held right here on Hoults Yard at Unit 44.

Print Detail from 'Scafell' by Jack Lowe, Platinum Palladium Print from HP Digital Negative

Print Detail | 'Scafell' by Jack Lowe | Platinum/Palladium Print from HP Digital Negative

The photographers taking part:

Alysia Anne, David Bilbrough, Fiona Crisp, Agnieszka Kozlowska, John Lavell, Jack Lowe, Joanne Tatham & John O’Sullivan, Louise Todd and Ginny Reed.

It opens this Friday 23rd March — with the preview from 6:30pm until 9pm — and closes on 5th April.

Alongside the other photographers’ work, I’ll be showing a selection of my Platinum/Palladium prints made from Digital Negatives – if you’re in the area, do pop by…

Digilogue, analogue and digital photography exhibition

 

May 122011
 

Well, it’s been a while since my last post; busy times at Jack Lowe Studio and the small matter of a semi-enforced break for a Royal Wedding…anyway, it’s good to be back in the Blogosphere once more.

I’m pleased to announce that four of my very own photographic pieces, Tree Spaces, will be showing at Hoults Yard’s ThinkTank for two nights only (Friday 13th and Saturday 14th May) as part of The Late Shows in and around Newcastle upon Tyne…

'Tree Space 2', Bolam Lake, Northumberland, 2004

'Tree Space 2', Bolam Lake, Northumberland, 2004

You may have seen my previous post a while ago but here’s a reminder for you:

Made at Bolam Lake in 2004, this is the first time I have shown all four of these pieces together.

At 40 inches across, my Tree Spaces turn walls into windows.

I hope the audience enjoys the sensation of ‘being there’ as if standing in the woodland releasing the shutter themselves.

These pieces are for sale individually as Archival Pigment Prints on Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308gsm, each in an edition of 25.

As an added bonus, I’m also hoping to show my Calotype of Chris, made using an HP Digital Negative.

I’ll be showing alongside the Aurora-chasing Reed Ingram Weir and renowned street artist, Sickboy.

If you can make it, I’ll look forward to seeing you there…

 

'Chris' by Jack Lowe, 1999, 20x16" Calotype from HP Digital Negative

'Chris' by Jack Lowe, 1999, 20x16" Calotype from HP Digital Negative

Apr 102010
 

I am amazed at how much time has passed since my last post on 18th March.  All of a sudden, it’s 10th April but so much has been happening in the meantime.

Not only have I been working on two major UK ad campaigns, which I will share with you on their release, but, after seven and a half years in Unit 20 at Hoults Yard, Jack Lowe Studio has now moved to Unit 17 – a larger, smarter, airier studio with five windows overlooking ‘The Toon’.

I have to admit to feeling slightly sentimental about the move.  The volume of high-profile work for clients the world-over that passed through Unit 20 was incredible.  However, it’s time to move on to an exciting new chapter.

My new-improved space is really taking shape after minimal down-time.  Printing, scanning and retouching are now back in full-flow!

More news to follow soon…

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