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Tamar Banai Giclee Print for Printer of Dreams #BADASSFEMALES

#BADASSFEMALES No.5 // Tamar Banai

Tamar Banai / 31 / London, Haifa / Mixed Media

For our fourth run in the BADASSFEMALES exhibitions we have artist, Tamar Banai.

Tell us a bit about this work

The pretty boys in the pictures are Holland Park’s peacocks. A couple of weeks after I moved to London A friend took me there, and when I saw them I was somehow surprised this was their permanent home. Viewing the images on a monitor later, I was tempted to photograph them again, so I took pictures of the screen with a film camera.

How would you describe your approach to making art?

Parallel to the questions and ideas, the materials I use are ones that I have developed a relationship with. Over a period of time I live with, around and between them.

What do you do when you’re procrastinating?

Play with the neighbor’s cat. He usually sits outside my room.

How/When/Where do you do your work?

Half of the work is done at home. I’ve been working with my own voice this winter, and most of my recordings are made in my bathroom.

In five years time you would like to be…
Spending more time dancing.

In five years time you will be…
In movement.

Final words of advice…
If a big beautiful fox suddenly appears in your garden and looks into your eyes, do not try to find a camera.

At the moment I am… Packing a small suitcase.

Reading… Vera Giaconi – Carne Viva (translated)

Listening… to My heart beats

Looking…
at Book covers

We can find you at…
Until tamarbanai.com is updated, have a scroll down instagram.com/tamarbanai

Tamar Banai Giclee Print for Printer of Dreams #BADASSFEMALES

Tamar Banai Giclee Print for Printer of Dreams #BADASSFEMALES

Tamar Banai Giclee Print for Printer of Dreams #BADASSFEMALES

Tamar Banai Giclee Print for Printer of Dreams #BADASSFEMALES

Chloe Newman Giclee Print for Printer of Dreams #BADASS FEMALES

#BADASSFEMALES No.4 // Chloe Newman

Chloe Newman / 23 / London / Photographer

For our fourth run in the BADASSFEMALES exhibitions we have the amazing photographer, Chloe Newman.

Tell us a bit about this work..

The images are from a mixture of different pieces, the Purple plants were from my graduate degree show – I was really into the artificial merging with the organic and was looking at a lot of sci-fi influences at the time, David Cronenberg’s films, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 etc so I created this kind of futuristic world and called that piece ‘Terrestrial Flora’. The Pink pool image is called ‘SUBM3RG3’ and was a result of an image I shot at the start of my third year at uni but I decided not to use it, as the year went on I just kept going back to it and editing/retouching it further and further – the image was used for a commission in the end for a hair salon called The Pony Club in Antwerp and its one of my favourite images I’ve made so far. The two-headed cat was an extension image from my graduate work ‘End of Genesis’ I shot after the degree show just for fun.

How would you describe your approach to making art?

Sometimes I’ll just have an image in my head I want to shoot, other times I’ll collect images I like and then something will equate from them, like the two headed cat image – I saw a taxidermy image on google of this weird flying cat. A lot of the time through editing and retouching I’ll play around and something will come out of that.

What do you do when you’re procrastinating?

I go on youtube and watch choreographed/freestyle dance videos to hip hop and rnb songs I love, equally I’ll go on Spotify and find new music or if I’m trying to get productive, read an interview about someone I admire.

How/When/Where do you do your work?

It can vary with where but a lot of it happens in my room right now with regards to my staged work, one side is just a space with a white wall dedicated to shooting. Some commercial shoots I’ll be in a studio or at someone’s house haha. When I’m shooting live I’ll be at different Venues which is nice to experience.

In five years time you would like to be…

I’d like to be photographing still, and looking into other routes like directing and possibly Dj-ing, and travelling to different places that incorporate doing what I love!

In five years time you will be…

Hopefully doing those things! But I’m open to letting life throw other things at me, would be pretty boring if you knew exactly where you’d be and what you’d be doing in five years time

Final words of advice…

Just do you and what makes you happy.

At the moment I am…
Overwhelmed (but good overwhelmed!) /excited

Reading… Magazines mainly, Paper, Fader, Riposte – The WW Club’s posts online are great

Listening to… JME, RIHANNA, LAURYN HILL, KEHLANI

Watching… I recently saw Creed and Straight Outta Compton (which both have great soundtracks).

Looking at.. Pretty much anything that celebrates females – I think female creative’s had a brilliant year last year, and hopefully that will just keep growing this year.

We can find you at…  

Clonewman@gmail.com
Clonewman.tumblr.com
Chloe-newman.com
@clonewman

Chloe Newman Giclee Print for Printer of Dreams #BADASS FEMALES

Chloe Newman Giclee Print for Printer of Dreams #BADASS FEMALES

Chloe Newman Giclee Print for Printer of Dreams #BADASS FEMALES

Chloe Newman Giclee Print for Printer of Dreams #BADASS FEMALES

Caro Halford Giclee Print for Printer of Dreams #BADASS FEMALES

#BADASSFEMALES No.3 // Caro Halford

Caro Halford / 45 / South West London / Mixed Media Artist

Tell us a bit about the work you are exhibiting with us?
‘I Keep Losing Balance’ is about being scrutinised as an artist and maker and viewer of art in an academic environment and gallery context. It all stems from critics here at Goldsmiths. The whole process of studying at college and the ambiguity of being scrutinised by others and how this makes you feel. These colleges and text are part of a series which I am making for my final show for the MFA Fine Art at Goldsmiths. I hope to incorporate more spoken text and performance.

How would you describe your approach to making art?
My approach is kick ass so quite a clunky and awkward feel to these collages which I have achieved by doing a lot of of cutting and pasting, some of which see the light of day and some that don’t. I then write a lot in relation to the collages, then I collate the two together which end up being some form of a narrative and possibly a performative part to the works through spoken text.

What do you do when you’re procrastinating?
Running, watching a lot of films and listening to music.

How/When/Where do you do your work?
I normally work within the workshops at Goldsmiths and generally have tutorials at my studio at ASC next to Iceland which is situated next to New Cross Gate Tube. If not at college I spend a lot of time staying up late in my studio reading and writing till the early hours of the morning, normally till at least 1 am to 2 am most evenings. Its the only way to keep up with being an art student here at college! Currently I am making a large tufted wall piece based on one of my collages and also doing some screen printing at college too. The Workshops are amazing here at Goldsmiths and going to miss them big time when I finish in August 2016.

Do you have another job outside of making art?
Yes printmaking and commissions. My last commission was just before Christmas for a large Recruitment company which I made two etchings for, and hoping for another one very soon. These commissions I tend to make at London Print Studios, Harrow Road, another amazing place to go and make work and truly inspirational people there too.

In five years time you would like to be…
Finished with studying at Goldsmiths and hopefully doing a Phd here at Goldsmiths , Slade or Ruskin School of Art in Oxford, all dependant on funding for the Phd.

In five years time you will be…
Studying for a Phd, Selling lots of works and no need to work until 2 am every night! I hope?

Final words of advice…
Ambition, talent and a lot of hard work is essential to being a successful artist and knowing the right people!

At the moment I am…

Reading…Marthar Rosler : The Bowery in two inadequate descriptive systems by Steve Edwards, One Ball Total Equilibrium Tank on Jeff Koons by Michael Archer, The Anti-Aesthetic Essays on POSTMODERN CULTURE by Hal Foster and The Intangibilities of Form by John Roberts.

Listening to…The Savages and remembering David Bowie.

Watching…Fargo and Twin Peaks again!

Looking at… Barbara Kruger, Jenny Holzer and Sophie Calle.

We can find you at…carohalford.com

Caro Halford Giclee Print for Printer of Dreams #BADASS FEMALES

Caro Halford Giclee Print for Printer of Dreams #BADASS FEMALES

Caro Halford Giclee Print for Printer of Dreams #BADASS FEMALES

Caro Halford Giclee Print for Printer of Dreams #BADASS FEMALES

Soo Choi Limited Edition Giclee Print

#BADASSFEMALES No.2 // Soo Choi

Soo Choi / 26 / London, Seoul / Mixed media


What is this?

It is series of self-portraits from Seoul, all the photographs are taken in one old borough called Jong-ro. Some of them are street photographs but the others are taken in a Love Motel, which has rooms you can rent for a couple of hours, normally for sex.

How would you describe your approach to making art?
My work is an exploration of romantic love in today’s society, that is relatively hard to be defined. We are all capitalist consumers and love is definitely one of the items we consume. I am approaching this issue by including myself as a protagonist, drawing from both my Korean cultural identity and cliches from western conventions.

What do you do when you’re procrastinating?
I watch makeup tutorials on YouTube.

How/When/Where do you do your work?
I do not have one specific place to work but my studio at Goldsmiths is mostly where I sit down and think. Also I really enjoy the overground journey from Dalston to Goldsmiths, it is a good place for me to come up with new ideas.


In five years time you would like to be…

I would like to be an artist that keep making art mostly based in London and Seoul.

In five years time you will be…
In love

Final words of advice…
Printer of Dreams – keep on making my dreamy prints!

At the moment I am…
Sitting on fake grass in the my friend’s studio.

Reading…
I love dick by Chris Kraus

Listening to…
Edward Scissorhands soundtrack

Watching…
Clueless

Looking at…
Korean pot noodle

We can find you at…
www.soolooloo.com
Instagram: soolooloo

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Soo Choi Limited Edition Giclee Print

Soo Choi Printer of Dreams

#BADASSFEMALES No.1 // Sanna Charles

Sanna Charles / 36 / London / Photographer & image maker

For the first exhibition in our BADASSFEMALES series we are showing work by London based Photographer Sanna Charles. Badass certainly befits this photographer who has been photographing metal fans throughout her career. Culminating in her brilliant homage to slayer fans, the book God Listens To Slayer, available through Ditto Press. This project, When Death Comes Only Good Deeds Count, is an celebration of death, and in turn life. We are exhibiting 3 prints from a much larger series which can found here. Prints are available to purchase on our webshop here.

We caught up with Sanna to chat about life, death and all things metal…

Tell us a bit about the prints you are exhibiting..
The 3 images I’m showing at Printer of Dreams are pages from volume 1 of my fanzine When death comes only good deeds count. Each page in the zine is a narrative that is connected to my own past and my obsession with images of death and gore. I used to draw a lot, mostly doodles and copies of death metal artwork but I stopped for whatever reasons, so by combining these old illustrations with selected negatives from my recent archive, which are then scanned, printed and photocopied, they breath again and start to tell another story. Though death is the theme I think they are hopefully critical of life.

How would you describe your approach to making art?
I work spontaneously and follow my instincts, I find when I do this and don’t think too much about the outcome the best stuff happens. I also sit on things for a long time and I start a lot of projects that may not see the light of day for years but occasionally I return to them. I recently found a box of old writing and drawings that I had forgotten about, this happens quite a lot as I’m a bit of a hoarder, but now I’m planning on doing something with them, possibly for volume 2 of my zine.

What do you do when you’re procrastinating?
Watch cartoons.

How/When/Where do you do your work?
At the moment I’m working on projects a lot at home, I don’t have a studio but I have space enough not to need one. If I’m shooting then I’ll work on location. I also print at work where we have a black & white darkroom.

How do you earn the rent?
I work as a photography technician at a secondary school in east London, I also help out with the organisation of the Portman Gallery which is attached to the school. Sometimes I work in a bar, sometimes I actually get paid to take photographs.

In five years time you would like to be…
Working (photographing), travelling, writing, drawing, collaborating.

In five years time you will be…
Working (photographing), travelling, writing, drawing, collaborating.

Final words of advice…
Don’t discard anything, especially sketchbooks, doodles, notes and ideas on scraps of paper…that shit might be gold in 5 years time. Follow your instincts and your gut. And don’t think you need the newest equipment, get good with what you’ve got.

At the moment I am…
Over stimulated:

Reading…

I’ve got about four books on the go:
Albers and Moholy-nagy: From the Bauhaus to the New World
The Complete Alan Moore Future Shocks
Street Photography: From Atget to Cartier-Bresson by Clive Scott
The Truth of Revolution, Brother: An Exploration of Punk Philosophy by Situation Press

Listening to…
Henge: S/T (their debut album) / Gnod: Infinity Machines / Cirith Ungol: King of the Dead

Watching…
Metalocalypse / Mr. Pickles / Rick & Morty

Looking at…

Photography: Saul Leiter’s colour work and Berenice Abbott’s Documenting Science work. Abstraction is the great escape.

We can find you at…
sannalcharles@gmail.com
www.sannacharles/tumblr.com

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sanna charles printerof dreams

True Romance Exhibition

Our friends over at East End Prints have invited us to show some of our 80s Youth Prints in their True Romance Exhibition.  The exhibition is running from now until 17th February at 70 Paul Street , EC2A 4NA.  Here is what they have to say about it…

This Valentines ditch the dozen red roses and get yourself a date with Harrison Ford, Patricia Arquette, John Travolta, Samuel Jackson & Uma Thurman. They’ll all be there on the walls, for as little as £35.  New collaborators from around the globe include, Rocco Malatesta (Italy), The Designer’s Nursery (U.K), Jay Fleck (U.S) & Minimal Prints (U.K) we are thrilled to show you their amazing works.

 

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80’s Youth – Until Next Time..

 

 

 

Many thanks to all those who made it down to Agora Enterprise to see the final showing of our exhibition 80’s Youth : the best of times, the worst of times!  There are still a few prints available in our online shop which can be found here.  Perfect presents for Christmas!

We look forward to working together with with Agora Enterprise again in the future.  If you have any creative pop up exhibitions or sales in need of a home the please contact Agora.  They are a great pop up space right on Columbia Road.

e:  agoraenterpise160@gmail.com

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80s Youth Exhibition at Agora Enterprise

80s Youth is on the move this month to Agora Enterprise on Columbia Road.  So for those of you who missed out last time, there is another chance for you to check out our exhibition of re-imagined movie posters celebrating the best (and worst) of ‘80s cinema. Again we have 10 of London’s finest illustrators, who have created original works inspired by their childhood favourites, such as E.T., Ghostbusters and Stand by Me.  Expect an exhibition of nostalgia inspired by the magic of a decade when cinema changed the face of youth.  There will be Signed Limited Edition Prints available throughout the exhibition.

SHOW RUNS FROM 23RD – 26TH OCTOBER

Wed – Thu:  Midday – 6pm
Fri – Sat:  10am – 6pm
Sun:  9am – 5pm


Artists:
Rebecca Carey
Kate Copeland
Alec Doherty
Tony Johnson
Jean Julien
Annu Kilpelainen
Toby Leigh
Joe Melhuish
Edward Tuckwell
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Alec Doherty Rebecca Carey

Printer of Dreams is a professional photographic, illustration and fine art print studio. We produce large format Giclée prints for exhibitions, portfolios and also lovely pictures for you to hang at home. If you have any printing questions please don’t hesitate to contact us, we are happy to help you with all your printing needs. We also curate exhibitions and print fairs with the artists who print with us and sell prints in our online shop.

Paul Thompson / 36 / London / Photographer

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Prints currently available online at www.theprinterofdreams.com

What is this? 

For the past 2 years I have been producing my “Moonlighting” project, a large-format film based exploration of landscapes and seascapes, that push the boundaries of night photography. The scenes are remarkable, powerful, painting-like photographs, which take hours hours to expose.  Often my images look like moon photography, or filmic scenes that have been put under tremendous post production and gradient filters. However, they are produced through natural phenomena and not created through photoshop. I often cannot even see my camera when I open the shutter, as it’s pitch black; it’s only after the 2 hour exposure that the outlines of the landscape and my kit become barely visible. Over the process of the long exposure, the clouds and tide change, sometimes dramatically, allowing me to document scenes which I cannot control and unfold uniquely over time. The process is, a respect for the artform of film photography, basing shots on instinct and fundamentally, the simple creation of unique pictures, unable to be repeated. The photographs are unlike what we are used to seeing when we envisage night photography.

Tell us a bit about your practice?

I’m a photographer who started out working in the advertising and design industry. I do, and have always shot my own personal projects that are nothing to do with the commercial side of my photography. Making pictures totally for my own satisfaction. One major reason why Moonlighting came about is because it is the polar opposite to the ‘day job’ that can involve up to 30 people either side of the camera and a massive amount of production and people involved. Covering every option possible. Moonlighting is just me, a 5×4 camera, a location and one maybe two sheet’s of film a night. It’s delightful.

How/When/Where do you do your work?

My work is very considered, set up, camera locked off and thought through. I don’t shoot hundreds of images and then try to choose one later. I shoot one set up and if I get it wrong, I get it wrong. My approach is very traditional. I feel as a photographer you’re always working, maybe not taking pictures but looking at things. I can’t read a Sunday supplement or watch a film without looking at the photography or the lighting. I work all over really as a lot of my work is location based, but I do have a studio in Shoreditch that I work from day to day.

Final words of advice…

Keep shooting and shoot what you want to shoot and not what you feel you should be shooting and hopefully other things will develop. Photography is one of the best jobs in the world (not that I’ve had any others to compare it with)

At the moment I am…

Reading… this

Listening to… my ipod. It lives on shuffle and has over 80gb worth of music. Who knows what will come on next

Watching… don’t really what so much tv tbh

Looking at… everything

We can find you at… 

website www.paulthompsonstudio.com

blog www.paulthompsonstudioblog.wordpress.com/

twitter @pthompsonstudio

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