Well, another fun session at Seamus Ryan’s Lupe Gallery just off Columbia Road.
Much to my upset Lupe has stopped opening on Sundays (coinciding with the Columbia Road Flower Market) and has returned to being predominantly a working studio. While the footfall in the gallery/studio space was always very healthy I can understand that it may not have converted well enough into sales.
Still, in a combination of community spirit, humour and ongoing project work, Seamus opens the gallery on an approximately monthly basis for his “Sunday Shoots”. These take a theme and are open to all-comers to pose (or should I say “participate”.
The “Snow” shoot took the form of a converted PhotoMe booth, replete with the obligatory wind machine (which Manon just LOVES), blobs of cotton-wool snow and strings of snow-like cotton wool, blowing in the breeze. A rather nice medium format camera (with very fast, sharp digital back – a new acquisition? 😉 ) was in place of the usual camera and the results were near-instantly available outside the booth to see.
Have a look at some of the other images – we’re in “Snow Booth 2” on the Sunday Shoots website. You can see a lovely one of Caroline, lovely neighbour, with Alice; Manon posing alone; me and Manon and then this of Manon, Alice and me.
Oh – note that this image and all the other are (c) Seamus Ryan.
Oh#2 – we’re all shouting “SNOW”, by the way, rather than yo-ho-ho-ing.