Sunday, 20 May 2012

Manchester Rovers Football Club

I was asked to Photograph a cup final between Manchester Rovers and Manchester Valiant FC last Sunday, these are just a few of the photographs you can find the rest at the Golden Frog Studio Facebook page! I used a Canon 500D and a Tamron 70-300mm lens.


'Image 24' Canon 500D J Kenny

'Image 5' Canon 500D J Kenny

'Image 31' Canon 500D J Kenny

'Image 80' Canon 500D J Kenny

Lots of new prints have been added to the Online store so when you get a chance go take a look, Don't forget you get a free gate fold mount with every 12x8 sized print purchased.

Manchester Rovers Official Website

Manchester Valiant FC Official Website


Take care of one another
John


Thursday, 10 May 2012

Promotional Offer! Free Mounts!

Spicer Hallfield mount corner

Spicer Hallfield mount Landscape


Spicer Hallfield mount Portrait

Free Spicer Hallfield mount with every 12x8 Photograph purchased for the whole of May!

Simply purchase any 12x8 Print and you will receive a free Free Spicer Hallfield Gatefold mount. Offer ends on the 1st June 2012. This offer is open to multiple purchases. For more information about the Spicer Hallfield mount click here!

Other news within the Online shop:

"Snout" Canon FTb Scanned Print


'Snout' 35mm Print is now for sale for the first time Online through the shop.

Postcards Packs are now on sale for £5.35, free postage to anywhere in the world!

Greeting Card packs are now on sale for the whole of May £5.35, free postage to anywhere in the world!

That's all folks!

Take care of one another

John

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Lomography + Vinyl = Suspicions I maybe in some kind of a Matrix type situation.

The Exhibition has now ended at the Hanuman Thai Gallery. I would like to say thank you to all of the staff for their hospitality and kindness. Thank you to Jeannette and Lee Anne too for all of their help and support with setting everything up.

For the people who purchased pieces over the past month both Online and at the exhibition thank you. I know I say it a lot but it means a great deal to me that people like my work enough that they want to own a piece.

The 10% Off Discount code has now finished but do not despair if you missed it a brand new promotional offer will be revealed during the week.

I was in Portugal a few weeks back and managed to take a few shots that I will post over the next few weeks. The previous post "Fishes" Was taken at a fish market in Porto.

 I was walking around the city Porto one day when by pure luck I stumbled upon one of the greatest buildings ever. The exterior was nothing spectacular considering I'm in Porto a city that has hundreds of fantastic buildings. Inside, a joint Lomography and Vinyl store. Two of my favourite things in one place.

The Lomography shop had a wide selection of  Diana Cameras at a decent enough price. It was difficult getting out of there without buying anything, and featured a wall covered with prints and a list of contributing photographers. I know that there is a Lomography store in Manchester but a combo of both photography and vinyl! drool.

 I've no idea how much face to face custom this store gets (the place unfortunately was empty), I noticed in Portugal there are a lot of businesses that specialise in a limited product i.e Filter shop, In Portugal their bookshops are also specialised such as Medical texts, Art, Language etc. You can walk down a side street and have multiple book shops. I like this a lot since where I live second hand bookshops no longer exist and the only bookshop left is a Watersones.

"Jen in the Lomography section checking out the Prints" Canon FTb Scanned Print

In Porto places like the Lomography/Vinyl shop are well hidden you would have to know they existed and where to go or like myself be lucky enough to stumble upon them.

The record store was called Louie Louie I'm told they have another shop in Lisbon too. They deal in New and second hand Vinyl and also had a small rack of Cd's and DVDs. They had a massive selection to choose from, Iron Maiden and Metallica sat alongside Al Green and The Temptations, Leadbelly, RL Burnside and Howlin Wolf next to Tom Waits and the Rolling Stones. There was a bin filled entirely with Bob Marley and Pete Tosh Vinyl. Lana Del Ray's "Born To Die" album was in the 'whats hot spot'.

"My Father looking through the Vinyls" Canon FTb Scanned Print
I'm guessing Louie Louie is named after the Richard Berry tune of the same name. Toots & The Maytals as well as Otis Redding both do great covers you should check them out if ye get a chance.

I'm listening to "The Best Of Otis Redding" a double album that I keep coming back to. When I listen to the opening of "These Arms Of Mine" I'm always astonished by his voice. "These Arms of Mine" was recorded in 1962, Otis Redding was 21 at the time. He also wrote "The Dock Of The Bay" and "Respect" made famous by Aretha Franklin.

"The Best Of Otis Redding" Double LP. 

A lot of changes and updates going on over on the Online Store at the moment including work exhibited at the Hanuman Gallery is now for sale Online. Click here to visit the Store!
Don't forget to follow us through Twitter as well for updates: @gfrogstudio

That's all for now check back in a few days for new work and of course a promotional offer.

Take care of one another

John