Framing the Photographs for the Instamatic for the People Exhibition

Things are running to schedule so far, although O am sure there will be some last-minute panic.

This morning I dropped the majority of my photographs with the super talented Mark at www.tynemouthstationframes.com – without any prompting he offered to do my framing at cost as my event is for charity – much respect and gratitude – if you believe in good karma it should be coming your way.

Still more people to photograph – I am going to keep photographing until Monday morning so if there are any bands in the North East of England that want to get involved you are all welcome – this project is totally inclusive and democratic

Instax prints ready to frame

Posters and Publicity for Instamatic for the People

Paul Burgess has helped me out with some design work for the forthcoming exhibition – I love the posters that he designed. Could not recommend him more highly. If you get a chance check out Paul Burgess Graphic Design  website

Instamatic for the People Gig Poster

I am also pleased with the article in the May issue of Narc magazine they really understand what this project is about

Narc May 2011 Article

Instamtic for the People Poster

Instamatic for the People Exhibition & Gig

Instamtic for the People Poster

At last ,I am pleased to announce that my Instamatic for the People exhibition will be at The Cluny in Newcastle. There is an opening on Wednesday 25 May between 6pm and 7:30pm with a gig from 8pm in The Cluny. In the spirit of the exhibition everybody is welcome, it is a free concert but there will be collections for Teenage Cancer Trust – please give generously.

The project has been about the musicians of the North East and is a way to document how our music scene is in 2010/2011, I hope to revisit the project in a few years to see how everyone has progressed. It has been interesting looking at the images and seeing the seasons change some pictures in the sunshine at Narc fest in The Ouseburn in July with people in t-shirts and others taken on snowy December night in Sunderland.

This is a totally democratic project where everybody has the same status – all bands are featured equally and all members of the band are featured equally. For the exhibition each image will be drawn at random and displayed in the order they are drawn.

I spend a lot of time at The Cluny and it  is an honour to have an exhibition at the venue where I regularly photograph gigs, and where many of the images from the exhibition were taken.

There will be a book featuring the images from the exhibition available to buy online with all proceeds going to Teenage Cancer Trust.

The opening night gig will feature bands that have taken part in the exhibition

I am so proud that The Greeting Committee, Brilliant Mind, and Gem Andrews have offered to play the gig. They are all acts  that I love and their musical styles are quite different – it will be a fun night.

Simon Donald is someone who I have known for years and it is an honour that he is going to host the night in his own inimitable style. He is a long time supporter of Teenage Cancer Trust.

David Burn from Detroit Social Club is doing a DJ set -I am grateful he has taken time to support this charity event even though Detroit Social Club will be playing at Evolution Festival a few days later.

The line up for the gig is:

The Greeting Committee
Brilliant Mind ( acoustic )
Gem Andrews
and Special Guests

Compere Simon Donald (Viz)
DJ Set by David Burn ( Detroit Social Cub)

This whole project has been entirely self funded and is a labour of love – but I have to thank all the wonderful people who have taken part and encouraged and helped me with it throughout the year.

The exhibition will run throughout June .

There is also a Facebook event

Some Publicity For My Instamatic For The People Project

The people at ChooseFilm have written an article about my ongoing Instamatic for the People project – whch is taking shape I will be adding yet more scans to the gallery soon. THis project is being shot exclusively on Fuji Instax film.

The article can be found here:

http://choosefilm.com/features/instax-for-the-people/

In the meantime I will be updating this blog  soon I have been busy settling into my new studio and organising a new website. As well as doing the thing I love taking photographs I have been busy doing some location shoots and some live gigs which I will write further in my next update.

Paul Smith From Maximo Park Latest Instamatic For The People Participant

I am delighted that Paul Smith agreed to participate in my Instamatic For The People project.

Last week I caught up with him at his in store gig at RPM records.

I am hoping to stage an exhibition of these images in 2011 – in the meantime you can see the images in the Instamatic for the People gallery.

Instax For The People Project 100 People Served And Counting

A big thank you to everybody that has so far supported my instant photography project.

This weekend as well as photographing the New York Dolls at The Cluny I was also at the Transmission New Wave event in the splendour of the Grand Room of the Discovery Museum. I will be adding photographs from the event soon to my Flickr site.

This gave me the opportunity to photograph some more musicians for my Instax For The people project. I am so happy that people seem enthusiastic to  participate in this project – I still marvel at the way the image appears on the paper it is a little bit of magic :-).

Please see my Instax For The People Gallery

Tom Robinson has a done so much to encourage local music talent ,and he was on the panel at the event.  I told him about my project and he was happy that he agreed to pose for this project

Here’s to serving at least another 100 people and an exhibition in early. 2011.

Killing Floor, Kele, Adam Green, Instamatic For The People, RPM, And Other News

Killing Floor, Kele, Adam Green, Instamatic For The People, RPM, And Other News

It has been a busy time for me lately.

It gives me a real buzz when bands use my images – the Killing Floor are using my images here:

Killing Floor Myspace

Killing Floor Facebook

I am looking forward to when they return to the UK later in the year.

 On 4 July a local independent record store R.P.M. celebrated Independence Day by putting on a gig in the square outside their record shop. It sis so good to support local stores so we all can have more choice not just one or two large chains that just stock whatever is popular. Some of my photographs from the gig are in the gallery . Check out R.P. M. here:
http://www.myspace.com/rpmrecordshop
RPM Independence Day
This  also gave me the opportunity to photograph some more musicians for my Instamatic For The People project including members of Maybe Myrtle Tyrtle, and Cult Image. The images can be found in the gallery: Instamatic For The People
On 8 July I shot the gig by Kele at Newcastle Digital I only had first three songs from the crowd to shoot the gig and shot it with my 50mm prime lens. It made it more challenging as it was difficult to move around the audience and obviously could not zoom in or out to change the composition. Some of the images are in the gallery

This week on Monday ( 12 July 2010) I shot the Adam Green his gig at Sheffield Academy. It was my first visit to this venue – it was a good vibe there in the Academy 2. Unfortunately there was no photo  pit so I shot the gig from the crowd and from the side of the stage. It is always a pleasure to shoot any of Adam’s gigs he is always entertaining and most importantly he has some outstanding tunes. I also bought his instrumental soundtrack album Musik For A Play – I need to have my turntable repaired so I can hear it. Some pictures from the gig are in my Adam Green Gallery.

Last week I had some of my work published by Glorious Noise:

Evan Dando at Newcastle Cluny here:

Evan Dando Newcastle Cluny

Peter Doherty Barnsley here:

Peter Doherty Barnsley

I have just been updating my computer and had to download some new software for my Canon 5D Mkii to be compatible with Windows 7 – if you are looking for codecs and or software check http://software.canon-europe.com/products/0010678.asp

Jesse Malin And The Killing Floor Added To Instamatic For The People Project

I have added images of Jesse Malin and The Killing Floor to the Instamatic For The People Gallery.

It is a thrill to have these guys participating in my project.

Jesse

Instamatic For The People Images Gallery

I have added the images from my Instamatic For The People project. This still has a long way to go before it is finished I feel for this to be a succwess I need to include as many musicians as possible.

This is just the start please see some of my images so far at the link below:

https://davidwala.net/gallery-3/instamatic-for-the-people/

This is just the start …

Instamatic For The People Project

Some of you may know that I have been taking instamatic images with my Fujifilm Instax camera for the past few months. I aim to document primarily local musicians in 2010 and have an exhibition towards the end of the year or in 2011. It will be interesting to reflect on our vibrant local music scene in years to come ,and all being well I plan to make this a yearly project.

I do not direct anyone for these images  in the way they pose I just want to document people as they want to be represented in 2010

A  big thank you to everyone that has participated so far.

I will be putting the images in the gallery very soon

 So far I have over forty participants, but will be adding to this in the coming months.

Ross Mansfield Holiday