Exhibition at Howies Carnaby street branch

The exhibition In Howies is now down and as far as I’m concerned was a huge success and looked fabulous.

Working side by side in India, I was always subconsciously aware of Jims presence, of what was going on, what he was photographing, and what his images may look like. And then we would scroll through his work in the evenings back in the hotel, a vague and subtle jealousy scratching at the back of my skull, knowing I would have to wait till I got back to my darkroom before I could see mine.

So to have the opportunity to see some of my photographs up, side by side with Jims was fantastic. It felt like a natural progression and next step after such an intense few weeks in India.

The space was small but effective, with a large volumes of people passing through, and the staff at Howies made the whole experience an absolute pleasure. The concept of creating the staircase gallery and using the shop for exhibitions is wonderful and should be applauded and encouraged. There are not many places where artists and photographers can find such a laid back and busy space that doesn’t charge at all and does not cost too much to fill.

It was the perfect starting point and ideal springboard for more ambitious projects, and I will certainly be talking to Jim about putting together a more complete show of our work from Holi 2011.

Related Images

Holi - an exhibition by Jim Shannon and Toby Deveson at Howies on Carnaby Street in London, 2011

Holi - an exhibition by Jim Shannon and Toby Deveson at Howies on Carnaby Street in London, 2011

Holi - an exhibition by Jim Shannon and Toby Deveson at Howies on Carnaby Street in London, 2011

Latest

Blog_Cover_Swarm_500x345

Swarm

It was as simple as ‘get to the top of Finland and turn left’.  At least that is

Blog_Odadahraun_Desert_Iceland_Aug_2015

Blink and you’ll miss it

Iceland. Never has the essence of a country so closely resembled the way in which I see the

F01-33D_blog_cover

Under the Stars in Madagascar

There are times when writing about memories from as far back as my eighteenth year feels wrong. How

Blog_Viewpoints_Cover

Viewpoints

The Rooftop Collective exhibition edition VI Tempus Fugit. So they say. Here we are again, another Rooftop Collective

Memories

Blog_Knee_Deep_in_Prayer

Knee Deep in Prayer

I stood knee deep in the water and prayed. Prayed. If ever a word had connotations, it’s ‘prayed’.

South_Yemen_Flag copy

Confiscation in Aden

This was one of those moments when something inside you withers away and dies. I was only just

Blog_Putting_your_foot_in_it

Putting Your Foot In It

Some things in life are constant. As babies we grow into childhood, dependant on certain things not changing.

Blog_F28-50A

Dancers in the mist

Step after step we climb the steep mountain path, focusing, meditating, concentrating. The rain dripping through the trees

Randomly Selected

F23-10A_news_thumbnail

To the West of the Sun

“But what is there, west of the sun?” I asked. She shook her head again. “I don’t know.

Carnaby_Street

An exhibition in London’s Carnaby Street

The new Staircase Gallery at Howies: Well I guess that makes it official then. I have just been

Blog_F24-37A

Blizzards in the Lake District

January 2010. New Years resolutions and a new found determination to drown myself in my photography again turned

Annamarie_F22-48B_Detail_Blog_Thumb

In Collaboration with Annamarie Dzendrowskyj

As a photographer it pains me to say it but in a direct comparison to painting, photography will