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Photography articles, photography publications, magazines, competitions, exhibitions, and galleries featuring John Tisbury’s Photography work.

Fine Art America uploads

Fine Art America uploads

Over the past couple of days I’ve been uploading many of my images to Fine Art America where they are for sale. Fine Art America is a website that has many kinds of images on it.

Below is a range of link that contain some of my images listed by keywork, or you can go direct to my profile page at: http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/john-tisbury.html and see all my images in the one click

sensual photos
provocative photos
erotica photos
model photos
nudity photos
nude photos
female photos
sexy photos
bondage photos
fetish photos

Exhibition preparation

Exhibition preparation day

I spent almost all of Sunday 5th Oct preparing for the start of the Return of Temptation exhibition at The Strand gallery. The purpose of this post is to list some of the tasks that I have done in order to get ready.

Return of Temptation exhibition, The Strand Gallery, London, October 7-12

Return of Temptation exhibition, The Strand Gallery, London, October 7-12

The day started with me bringing all the framed artwork downstairs from the storage room. I lined it all up around the walls in the kitchen to get an idea on the size and number of images I had. I stacked them into landscape and portrait orientation piles to get an idea on the mix of formats. Then I looked for the widest and tallest prints as they will be the most difficult to place in a hanging scheme. Next step was to check how much gallery wall space I’d paid for, this was just as well as I had 3 metres in my mind, whereas it was actually 2.75 metres. The only thing I didn’t know was the height of the walls, this information was not available on the booking form or on the website. I guessed at normal ceiling height which is 2.4 metres. I measured out 2.75 metres on our dining room table and then started to lay the prints out to get an idea of what could go where. This is just a rough layout and gives me an idea of how many prints will fit along the run and how to mix them up between landscape and portrait and print size. Often you have an odd split between portrait and landscape orientated images which means you don’t end up with a symmetrical hanging plan. This was the case with mine.

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Framed prints lined up in landscape and portrait orientation

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A few more prints

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The largest prints in another area

Starting some trial layouts against the length of the wall space ordered, in this case 2.75m long

Starting some trial layouts against the length of the wall space ordered, in this case 2.75m long

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deciding on the mix

Once I’d decided on the best mix of images I ended up with four rows of prints. This is an iterative process and some prints look better together and look more pleasing. I ended up with a couple of alternative hanging plans by the end of this task.

A rough sketch of the first two rows of the hanging plan

A rough sketch of the first two rows of the hanging plan

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Amber likes to help out on these occasions. I’m very vary in case she decides to play chase and run behind the pictures looking for mice.

Doing the labels and pricing is one of the final jobs.

Doing the labels and pricing is one of the final jobs.

After a few goes at getting the layouts by a process of trial and error it’s a final check that the chosen images fit along the wall length.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Working out the hanging points and gaps between the prints

Working out the hanging points and gaps between the prints

After this then there’s the task of working out where the centre of each print will hang and how much gap there will be between each print. As each print is different in width you need to ensure they all have the same gap between them otherwise it looks messy and uneven. This takes a while to calculate and took me about an hour. Although it’s a bit of a ball ache to do, I do find it worth doing as it saves me having to work it out on the day when I arrive at the gallery. All being well, once I’ve unloaded on the day I can set about putting up the work as I know the order of each print and exactly where I need to place my picture hooks to hang the work. Tomorrow, Monday 6th October, is hanging day, so I’m hoping all my planning has gone well – I’ll let you know.

I’ve 2 exhibitions currently in London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My images on Fine Art America

My images on Fine Art America

I’ve recently added a lot of my images on Fine Art America website and offer them for sale as prints, canvases, phone cases and other products on FineArtAmerica website. Search for me on there or follow the link below for a page on erotica

my profile: http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/john-tisbury.html

Or click here for some more erotic photos

2 London exhibitions

2 London exhibitions – October 2014

On Monday 7th October 2014 I will be setting up my exhibition at The Strand Gallery, which means I have 2 London exhibitions running at the same time. If you can get to into London then you have an opportunity to view two of my exhibitions running simultaneously, both featuring completely different works of art.

2 exhibitions different works

An 11 minute walk (0.5 mile) gets you between both venues, so they are very close together. I made sure that both exhibitions feature completely different works, there will be over 60 pieces of work between the two venues with all works available for sale. Below are the details of the two exhibitions plus links to other blog posts about the exhibitions.

The Strand Gallery
Exhibition runs from Tuesday 7th October – Sunday 12th October
Address: 32 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6BP
TEL: 0207 839 4942
Viewing times: Mon – Sun 11am – 6pm
WWW: http://thestrandgallery.wordpress.com/

Return of Temptation exhibition, The Strand Gallery, London, October 7-12

Return of Temptation exhibition, The Strand Gallery, London, October 7-12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harmony Store
Exhibition runs from Monday 25th August 2014 – ongoing
99a Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DP
Telephone: 020 74342646
Opening hours:
Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 11.00pm
Sunday 10.00am – 10.00pm
WWW: http://www.harmonystore.co.uk/store-information

John Tisbury exhibition Harmony Adult Store, 99a Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DP

John Tisbury exhibition Harmony Adult Store, 99a Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Want to visit both locations?

It’s a 11 minute walk between the two locations, just 0.5 mile! Below is a link to Google Maps which will show you the route.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/99A+Charing+Cross+Rd,+London,+Leicester+Square+WC2H+0DP,+UK/Strand+Gallery,+32+John+Adam+St,+London+WC2N+6BP/@51.5098412,-0.1261707,16z/data=!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x487604d2a226529d:0xf2e7ecf7d0c216fa!2m2!1d-0.1295775!2d51.5137377!1m5!1m1!1s0x487604ceb9776dbd:0x34943df585bf7b05!2m2!1d-0.124066!2d51.50866!3e2

Previous blog posts about these two exhibitions:

http://johntisbury.co.uk/wordpress/exhibition-at-the-strand-gallery-london/

2 new John Tisbury exhibitions

How to hang artwork

Harmony

Harmony behind the scenes

Harmony store John Tisbury exhibition

Harmony Store John Tisbury exhibition

Harmony have written a blog article about my exhibition in their 99a Charing Cross Road, London. There’s a few pictures too of some of my artwork. The exhibition will be there for a couple of months, so if you’re in the area drop and and have a browse.

Poster in the front window of Harmony Store, 99a Charing Cross Road, London

Poster in the front window of Harmony Store, 99a Charing Cross Road, London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blog article here: http://www.harmonystore.co.uk/blog/john-tisbury-erotic-art-london

 

 

Exhibitions – behind the scenes

Exhibitions – behind the scenes

This article explains my exhibitions – behind the scenes preparations and list of tasks that are needed. Many of the tasks don’t have to be completed in a specific order, however there are a couple of tasks that may need a long lead time, the most important one is ordering the artwork that I want to display.

I firstly decide on the images that I want to display. Once these are chosen I send off a print request to my lab for printing. I don’t print at home preferring the quality and consistency achieved by the professional printing lab. It’s also a time saver as it would take me a good couple of days to get prints to a high quality that I’d need for an exhibition.

Once the prints are returned then it’s off to the picture framers for framing. Choices around mount board, frame style and width are discussed and a price agreed. David Hanger (ideal lastname for a picture framer) is a superb framer and I use him for all my framing work. He knows what I like and his work is of a high quality. A cheap looking frame lessens the impact of the final image, whereas a good frame and well chosen mount can enhance it.

Then there’s the task of pulling together the collection and making a list of sizes, titles, orientation of them images, cost prices and selling prices. These are needed for a catalogue, print labels and as a general reference for the gallery and for my record to know what is exhibited where. Often potential customers call and want to talk about an image, so it’s good to know which one they are talking about, what the selling price is and its dimensions.

Display stands, accessories and hardware for hanging the prints then needs to be considered. I’ve not covered how I hang work in the article as I’ve covered it previously here – how I hang my work. One of the most difficult tasks I find is the hanging plan – what goes where. Some people prefer to map it all out and know exactly what they will put where. Whilst I did do a recce visit and take loads of photographs and recorded the measurements of the available space, I prefer to take a load of work that I know will fit and then decide on what will hang where once I’ve arrived. Perhaps this makes it a bit slower at the hanging end, but at least I can see how things look next to each other and make decisions along the way. I always end up taking more work than I know will fit in the space as this gives me options.

Below are some images that show some of the preparation and behind the scenes shots of the exhibition being gathered and hung.

Initial gathering of items for the exhibition

Initial gathering of items for the exhibition

Initial collection of all my work, which when reviewed turned out to be rather too much. So it was reduced somewhat.

Initial collection of all my work, which when reviewed turned out to be rather too much. So it was reduced somewhat.

Exhibition prints and labels, postcards, banners and marketing materials all waiting to be loaded into the car.

Exhibition prints and labels, postcards, banners and marketing materials all waiting to be loaded into the car.

I arrive with a car full of artwork and assorted merchandise

I arrive with a car full of artwork and assorted merchandise

Staff at the Harmony store put up the posters

Staff at the Harmony store put up the posters

Poster in place on one side of the shop window

Poster in place on one side of the shop window

Poster in the front window of Harmony Store, 99a Charing Cross Road, London

Poster in the front window of Harmony Store, 99a Charing Cross Road, London

The side of Harmony Store in Old Crompton Street, London

The side of Harmony Store in Old Crompton Street, London

The side of Harmony Store in Old Crompton Street, London

The side of Harmony Store in Old Crompton Street, London

A couple more prints are hung in the stairwell

A couple more prints are hung in the stairwell

A rather appropriate neon sign

A rather appropriate neon sign

Some of my work on display in the stairwell

Some of my work on display in the stairwell

2 new John Tisbury exhibtions

2 new John Tisbury exhibitions

Yes that’s right 2 new John Tisbury exhibitions! Perhaps a bit like buses, well like 2 buses, my exhibitions have come along together! Bad planning or great timing whichever way you look at I’m slowly taking over London shop by shop. Both exhibitions will run concurrently over a week in October. More details below about each exhibition. The good news is there will be loads of my new work at both venues. It’s not too far between the two venues, so you could go mad and visit both exhibitions!

Harmony Adult Store

I’m very pleased to have been approached to display my work at the Harmony Adult store in 99a Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DP.  The store is on the corner of Charing Cross Road and Old Compton Street. See on Google Maps https://goo.gl/maps/BrX2v

The exhibition opens on Bank Holiday Monday 25th August 2014 and runs for at least 2 months, so plenty of time to arrange a visit to see my new works and while you’re at it you can browse and take in the wide product range available at the store. Most of my work will be on display downstairs, with postcards and some work upstairs.

On slightly surreal note, at the other end of Old Compton Street is a small lane called Tisbury Court. So I have both ends of Old Compton Street covered!

The Strand Gallery

I exhibited at The Strand gallery last year and had plenty of interest in my work. Last year I was downstairs as I was rather late to the party in terms of booking. This year I’m upstairs with a 3 metre display of my work. The exhibition at the Strand is on for a week so make sure you don’t miss the dates. See on Google https://goo.gl/maps/4eO3U

Harmony Store
99a Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DP
Telephone: 020 74342646
Opening hours:
Monday – Saturday 10.00am- 11.00pm
Sunday 10.00am – 10.00pm
Exhibition runs from Monday 25th August – ongoing
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Harmony-Store-UK/205738232779411

The Strand Gallery
32 John Adam St, London WC2N 6BP
Telephone: 0207 839 4942
Opening hours:
Monday – Sunday 11.00am – 18.00pm
Exhibition runs from Monday 6th October 2014 – Sunday 12th October 2014

John Tisbury exhibition London late August

John Tisbury exhibition London

I have just finalised discussions with Harmony Adult store in 99a Charing Cross Road, London to display my erotic and fetish photographic work. This is very exciting and a wonderful opportunity to get my work displayed to a wider audience. Harmony have 3 stores in London and like to offer their customers choice and a wide variety of products. This exhibition allows them to display artwork and offer their customers something unique and unusual alongside their existing product lines. The store is well acquainted in its decor and shopfittings, it looks professional, clean and tidy and I’m pleased to have my work displayed there. Most of my work will be displayed downstairs or in the stairwell which gives the opportunity to display large pieces of art.

To begin with the exhibition will run from Monday 25th August, date to be confirmed, for about 2 months and will feature many new works that have not been seen before. There will be a range of framed open and limited edition prints, posters and greetings cards for sale.

John Tisbury exhibition London at Harmony Adult Store, 99a Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DP

John Tisbury exhibition London at Harmony Adult Store, 99a Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DP

John Tisbury exhibition London at Harmony Adult Store, 99a Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DP

Harmony Adult Store, 99a Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The store details are:

Harmony Adult Store
99a Charing Cross Road
London
WC2H 0DP
@Harmonystoreuk
www.harmonystore.co.uk

Exhibition at Sh! Women’s Erotic Emporium

From Sunday 2nd March through to the end of April I will have some of my artwork on display and for sale at Sh! The Women’s Erotic Emporium. It was a pleasure to be asked to exhibit there and I’m pleased to say that my work looks really good surrounded by all the toys and other items of stock. I spent a good couple of hours setting up my display and was well looked after by the team whilst I was there.

Sh! Women's Erotic Emporium

Sh! Women’s Erotic Emporium

So what is Sh!?

The first ever female-focussed sex shop in the UK ( and the first boutique-style erotic store too!) Sh! Women’s Erotic Emporium was established on 1st April 1992 as an antidote to sleazy sex shops and has since trail blazed the way for the whole of the sex industry to take a giant u-turn in how it views women’s sexuality.

Hailed in the press as “true pioneers” (The Observer Magazine) “ground-breaking” (Time Out) and “the best sex shop for women” (Time Out) , our mission has always been to create a comfortable, welcoming and informative atmosphere for women to browse and buysex toys on line and in our London store, where guys are welcome to visit “as a guest” of a woman.

Our aim is to offer the best selection of female sex toyssourced from around the world. We also design and manufacture our own range of regular and vibratingsilicone dildos, strap on harnesses, bondage andpersonal lubricant that you won’t find anywhere else but in our Online and London stores.

We believe sex toys are just that – TOYS and that’s why you won’t find any sleazy or naff standard sex shop fare such as blow up dolls or porn star dildos at Sh!

We treat all womens’ sexuality as equal; so whether you are single, married, co-habiting or divorced, straight, lesbian or bi, in your 20’s 30’s 40’s 50′ 60’s 70’s or 80’s (our oldest customer so far is 88!) a mother, disabled, a survivor of cancer, like to swing from chandeliers or prefer the missionary position, you’ll always be welcome at Sh!

Service is our top priority. We want women to feel good about their sexuality and the Sh! Girlz are highly trained to be knowledgeable in, and to offer advice about all things relating to sex and sex toys .

We believe that buying a sex toy , whether a vibrator , a dildo or an anal toy , should be an uplifting feel-good experience and that’s why we promise the advice and service we give will always be personal to you.

 

Store location:
57 Hoxton Square
London
N1 6HD

http://www.sh-womenstore.com/