Sunday, 7 November 2010

Long May She Rain

Katie Bedlow wrote a nice review of our show "The Anachronistic Album, 2nd Edition" in a post about the Brighton Photo Biennial on her blog Long May She Rain

Friday, 29 October 2010

Open Studio Talk

We have been able to confirm that Tom Wolseley of Architrope will be giving an informal talk about his own and our work during our up-coming open weekend at the studio on Sunday 7th Nov at 2pm. Please join us!

Photo - soup in Barcelona

All three of us have work in "Photo - soup" at Espai 27 in Barcelona.

Here is a video by Arturo Castillo Delgado showing the installation of the show.
photo-soup en barcelona from Arturo Castillo Delgado on Vimeo.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

The Anachronistic Album, 2nd Edition opens at Brighton Photo Fringe

The Anachonistic Album, 2nd Edition, Fringe Focus, The Old Coop, Brighton Photo Fringe

The Anachonistic Album, 2nd Edition, Fringe Focus, The Old Coop, Brighton Photo Fringe

The second version of our exhibition project is now open at the Brighton Photo Fringe.  Smaller pictures this time, and including selected images from family albums.  In amongst the other shows the images (some only 2 x 1 inch big) are tiny, but it was interesting to work on something so small and to concentrate on the placement of the photographs.  Link to the Fringe listing for the show with all info is at, the show runs until Sunday 14th November.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

"Notebook 3: Working Edit", at the studio in November

Laura Braun, Heather McDonough, Melanie Stidolph, Carlos Saladen-Vargas
This exhibition is the third in our series of Notebook shows in our studio / darkroom  and focuses on the beginnings of major projects; presenting initial ideas, pushed to make stronger connections, within our own and wider bodies of work. Carlos Saladen-Vargas is our guest for this exhibition and the opening night on 5th November will feature a screening of invited artists' work, projected through the studio windows. We will also have a peer review on Saturday the 6th of November and a guest speaker yet to be announced on Sunday the 7th.

The Studio
3 Ravenscroft Street, off Hackney Road, E2 7SH
Old Street tube, Buses 55, 26, 48

06 Nov - 07 Nov
Fri 6pm-8.30pm, Sat 12noon-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm 
Peer Review: Sat 6th November, 2pm. Guest Speaker: Sun 7th November, 2pm.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

"The Anachronistic Album, 2nd Edition" in Brighton

We are working on  a new anachronistic album for a show in the Brighton Photo Fringe in October and November. We hope you will come and see it.

The Anachronistic Album, 2nd Edition
Laura Braun, Heather McDonough, Melanie Stidolph
Saturday 2nd October - Sunday 14th November
pv - Saturday 2nd October 2-3pm
Open Friday - Sunday 12-5pm

Fringe Focus
The Old Co-op Building
94-101 London Road
Brighton, BN1 4LB

More info can be found on the Brighton Photo Fringe website:

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

The Anachronistic Album installation shots

The Anachronistic Album show at photo-space in Limehouse ended last Saturday with a sucessful and very fun print auction in aid of ovarian cancer research. Here are some installation shots of this show  which was for us an all round great project.

Monday, 15 March 2010

Notebook 2 at the studio

Last weekend we had another open studio, Notebook 2. I printed up and displayed some of the most recent pictures from my shops project.  Melanie made a number or large prints of portraits she'd taken over the years of her partner Shaun, while Heather printed up a large tripdych of beach/sea pictures and a small one of visually connected singles. Again we had a great turn out at the opening and really interesting responses.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Album end of show charity print auction

'The Anachronistic Album' closes on 27 March, we are holding an auction on the final day in aid of Ovarian Cancer research. 
Heather McDonough very recently sadly lost her mother to cancer.  All the photographs were hand printed for the exhibition and will be auctioned off on Saturday 27th March at 4pm in aid of Ovarian Cancer Research.  Details below:

The Anachronistic Album
End of show Print Auction - Saturday 27 March, 4pm
photo-space, 530 Commercial Road, London, E1 0HY

Tea and cake will be available
Bids on prints from £10, proceeds in aid of Ovarian Cancer Research.

To view the prints on sale in the auction and to make a bid in advance of the event please go to: and email with your bid.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Notebook 2, this weekend. How to get there

For those who haven't been to the studio yet here is a map of it's location. Buses that take you there are: 55, 26 and 48, stopping on Hackney Road just by the Bingo Hall.

The Anachronistic Album PV pictures

We had a really good turn out for the private view of our The Anachronistic Album show. Thanks everyone for coming!

Sunday, 31 January 2010


The Anachronistic Album
Laura Braun, Heather McDonough, Melanie Stidolph
Curated by Zuzana Flaskova
530 Commercial Road, E1 0HY

Friday 5th March - Sat 27th March
Opening night - Thursday 4th March, 6-9pm
Gallery open Tues - Sat, 11am-6pm

Three artists have invited an emerging curator to respond to their work. This exhibition will forefront the curators' choices and reasoning, rather than the artists' individual practice. The photographers are opening up their work, which jointly represents over 50 years production, as a vast image library. This unique show will create imaginary narratives across the artists' practice and reevaluate the work through discovering visual connections and disparities.,,

Friday, 22 January 2010


The Studio, 3 Ravenscroft Street, off Hackney Road, E2 7SH, 07743572100
Old Street or Liverpool Street tube, Bus 55, 48, 26

12 March - 14 March
Private View Fri 12 March 6pm-8.30pm,
Opening hours Sat: 12noon-6pm, Sun: 10am-4pm

Image © Laura Braun
Heather McDonough, Melanie Stidolph, Laura Braun
Notebook 2: work in progress. This exhibition reflects on the processes of selection and re-evaluation essential in the development of long and short term projects. The images from ongoing  or completed projects represent stages of reflection about further progress and directions in the artists work.,,,

Friday, 1 January 2010

Our first open weekend at the studio in November: Notebook 1

The first notebook show was on at our studio from 20 Nov - 22 Nov 2009

Notebook: the process of making. The image in this exhibition are fragments or notations from ongoing or completed projects. This exhibition highlights investigation and discovery, and studies how individually insignificant moments may start to make a complete body of work.

It was a great success for us. Despite the wind and the rain we had a busy opening night and quite a few visitors over the whole weekend. Interesting new links made, ideas shared and even some work sold!
Here are some images from the Saturday afternoon.