Monthly Archives: March 2012

Latest contributions are on the archive. Please comment on which ones you think should be printed for exhibition?


The archive is filling up and the deadline for contributions for print is looming.  Sadly I can’t print all (unlessI gain an assistant and a wealthy benefactor!) so I need your help to choose a selection! Please say which photograph you like and why.

Last call for photographic contributions for print! Deadline is 31st March 2012.

Not long before the photographic contributions deadline for those who want a chance to get their photos in print and exhibited around Leytonstone. Any contributions made after that will still be added to the online archive.

If you have old prints or negatives I can scan them in if you don’t have digital copies, just ask!

The plan once all contributions are in is to select a range of images from the archive to be printed (about 60-100 images by a range of contributors). These prints will be housed in a ‘box museum’ enabling Leytonstone Museum to take on a physical form. This box museum will be loaned to volunteer curators who will select from the prints and create pop up exhibitions around Leytonstone. I have a few exhibitions lined up and a few venues to hold exhibitions but I am short of curators. If you would like to be involved check out the curators page for more information.

Controversial inclusions?

Should I allow photographs of Wanstead Flats that aren’t technically in Leytonstone (and don’t show anything in Leytonstone)? Also is any part of the flats actually Leytonstone? Please comment!Image

The archive is filling up and more still to come!

There are some great new images in the archive from new and existing contributors so don’t just scroll straight to the end, see if you can spot new ones throughout!

It’s been a hectic week with various deadlines and a good number of new contributions arriving. Some of which I am still to find the time to get online, so apologies if yours aren’t there yet.

I am really keen to hear from anyone interested in hosting / curating / helping put up a pop up exhibition of photographs. I also have a few venues in Leytonstone lined up but need some curators to decide what images get exhibited. The pop up exhibitions can take place in homes, shops, gardens.. They don’t require you to find a huge audience as I will photograph them so everyone can see what you curate without you having to invite people into your homes. Or if you want a big exhibition with private view, feel free! Just contact me if you are interested in the next stage!

More photos arriving in the archive over this coming weekend!


This intriguing photograph by Sam Kelly will be among a number of new additions arriving in the archive over this weekend. The posters and mail-out has increased interest in the project so there will be new additions in the next few weeks too. After the print deadline (31st March) it will still be possible to contribute to the online archive.

I am now keen to get some curators / co-curators signed up for holding exhibitions / installations of the archive once it is all printed up. No prior experience in curating is required, just an interest in exploring the photographs is needed.

This week I’ve been very busy with the less fun side of MA research, preparing a presentation of my intentions for my dissertation and trying to read as much theory as possible to back up this practice based research. I hope to blog about the academic side of the project in the coming months too.

But, until the weekend, back to planning my presentation!

Posters up, deadline looming: photo contributions by 31st March please!


Look out for the poster around Leytonstone. There are three weeks left to contribute photographs so please dig out the old albums, sort out the files on your computer or get out and about with your camera or phone and get involved! After that date it will still be possible to add to the online archive so keep snapping!

For curators there are a few potential Leytonstone venues who would be willing to hold short exhibitions of the work, so let me know if you would like to curate an exhibition too!

Deadline for photographic contributions for exhibition: 31st March 2012

Contributions for the online archive are welcome any time until July 5th 2012.

If you would like your photographs printed and included in the exhibitions the deadline for that is 31st March 2012.

After that the photographs will be printed then exhibitions will be curated by volunteers from late April until July 2012.Image© Leigh Horton

Leytonstone Museum has a poster!

The poster was initially designed by me then dramatically improved by Anthony Browne – thank you! The photograph is by John Rogers and can be found in the archive. I am still looking for a more photographs for the archive and will be looking for people to curate or co-curate exhibitions from late April onwards. Check out the curators page for more information. No prior experience necessary!

Latest photograph: Carne Griffiths at The Stone Space

My own new addition to the archive: Carne Griffiths at the Stone Space.

This exhibition is on now, do go to see it. This photo shows the early stages of the work, it will look very different by next week!


New photos in the archive!


© Anthony Browne


© John Rogers

New photos form Anthony Browne and John Rogers. It’s worth visiting John’s own blog to listen to the sounds of spring too.

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