Thursday, 19 November 2009

Christmas Bash

Here it is: the highlight of your Christmas calendar. Due to popular demand, we will be hosting the Photomovette Christmas Party on Sunday 13 December. Another chance to use one of the only analogue photobooths in London! If you're very good, you may get a chance to have your picture taken with Santa... and who do you want to be with in the booth when the mistletoe appears?

Guest DJs Miss Aloha and DJ Dandy will be spinning your favourite rock 'n' roll tunes, and the wonderful people at Utrophia will provide a fully stocked bar to keep those creative juices flowing. We have a great prop box, but feel free to bring your own to add to the mix. For inspiration, click here to see what we got up to at our fundraiser.

£5 entry fee, which includes unlimited use of the photobooth.
At: Utrophia Project Space, The Ice Cream Factory, 136 Tanners Hill, Deptford SE8 4QD
Close to New Cross Overground (trains from London Bridge), Deptford Bridge DLR, and numerous buses.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

A beautiful mistake

Yesterday we mixed a whole new batch of chems. It felt so good getting rid of all the old stuff.

We amended our toner slightly, and sure enough, the strips are less sepia. Also mixed the chems with hot water, meaning the environment was much warmer than usual. And consequently, less smudginess! So we are finally getting there.

In the process of our tests, we found this... the strip got stuck behind one which was already in there, and so wasn't bleached, nor redeveloped. Totally love the result... had to scan it in quick before it disappears...

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Creative Comments

Just a few examples of the comments book we had at our party:

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Fun fun fun!

Here are just a few examples of what people got up to in the booth at our party last week... such fun!

More can be seen on our Flickr site... and remember, if you were there and have some cool strips, we'd love to see them! Become a member of our Flickr group and pop them on there, or join us on Facebook.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Party pics!

The big day finally arrived. Rainy and very wet - not a good start.

The misfortunes continued during the morning. We were running late, a miscommunication had occured at the space, and the next exhibitors were all set to mount their work just as the DJ equipment arrived. Meanwhile, one of the tanks exploded (I'm making it sound more dramatic than it actually was, but suffice to say we are now running the machine one chemical tank short), I managed to drop the paper cannister with an almight crash, and, just to top it all off, the machine refused to flash. Perhaps the baby got pre-party nerves. It was not the only one; it was an hour before the start and we were about to call the whole thing off. Just before sending that fateful email, we decided to try one more time - a miracle occured and all worked as it should.

So we felt we deserved our glass (or bottles) of champagne! We were lucky to have three of the best rock n' roll DJ's around; Miss Aloha, Frankie V and DJ Dandy, who ensured the tunes kept spinning. Julia of Recycled Beauty came with some of her beautiful hair flowers, and Utrophia did a fine job manning the bar. Thanks also to our door people: Sarah Jane and brother Craig, Kaoru and Gavin, and Joe and Mayumi.

And a thanks to Sophie Mitchell for taking some fabulous photos:

And more to come; watch this space!