NEW DISCWORLD GRAFFITI tributes to TERRY PRATCHET 2015: Brick Lane

April 10, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Jim Vision and Dr Zadok’s painted memorials to the fantasy author, who sadly passed away last month have now appeared in Bristol and London, featuring some of his most beloved characters. One of the artworks is located on Code Street in London's East End, near to where Brick Lane meets Sclater Street, and features both the author and characters from his Discworld series of novels. Making sure Pratchett’s legacy lives on, the colourful street art features the author’s face surrounded by the wacky characters from his Discworld series.

Our most recent archival work now includes these  new DISCWORLD GRAFFITI tributes to TERRY PRATCHET 2015 in at the end of Code Street with a Massive panoramic shot of the whole art piece.

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‎7 Code Street London E1 5ER

Brick Lane and Sclater Street are just two of the key places to see good street art in the city of London .

Any visitor to the city wanting to find a high quality selection of street art need look no further than Spitalfields in and around the Brick Lane area. Street Crews and Artists from all over the world and the UK come here to paint, safe in the knowledge that they will get an appreciative audience and a wide appeal.



Over the last 10 years or so, RWCS have always been watching the graffiti in the street as it changes & morphs over time. This year we are looking in more detail at the good street work from artists around across a number of city locations.See these links for London, Brighton, Bristol, Paris. Some of the crews and artists have been around the scene for many years with talented newbies also showing their hands. We look in particular for striking work and apply an image abstraction and portrayal process which is designed to really emphasise the quality of the painting & artwork which is often ignored by the majority. Please see here a RWCS finished example http:/​/​www.​rwcs-​photographics.​com/​brighton-​street-​art/​


 


LAMBS and the fight to save West Sussex:RWCS donates "free to use" picture licenses

February 05, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

LAMBS : Locals Against Mayfields' Building Sprawl

http://lambs.org.uk/

Locals Against Mayfield Building Sprawl is an action group that has been formed from residents who live and work in the Wineham and Sayers Common area which is being pushed by Mayfield Market Towns Limited (Mayfield) as being suitable for a new town incorporating 10,000 new houses. We all strongly believe that the area is completely unsuitable for the proposed development, and are promoting this view to all local residents and the wider community.Mayfields’ new town “not required” says Government Inspector  examining Horsham’s District Plan has said that Mayfield Market Towns is “not required” and he has directed the Council to concentrate on other sites.

Just before Christmas of last year Rob Wilson of RWCS met with the local group who are actively fighting this rapacious development in our area   : Namely Mayfields : Such is the threat of 10,000  .... yes 10,000 houses ...  being touted by  American funded property developers.  To that end that all the local photographic stock which I have, now can be used support this local action group and is now available to them under  "free to use" license terms: The thought of this needless and totally brazen attempt to ignore local planning needs is being fought on all fronts : we are doing our bit to support Lambs and to protect our local rural landscape.

 

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The RWCS  " On the Bridgeproject  from 3 years ago is right in the middle of this contested location  so all of that work is being used for the report and for the Christmas Greetings  Message to supporters

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The LAMBS annual  report also now features a number of these :  see links to report here http://lambs.org.uk/stem/wp-content/uploads/LAMBS-Review-1.pdf

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On the bridge

 

 


RWCS raises £1600 for ST Barnabas Hospice Worthing

January 26, 2015  •  1 Comment

A little bit of cheer in darkest January : We had a lovely letter and print plaque from St Barnabas Hospice
Last Year we gave a series of 1965 Formula One at Silverstone Black and White Photographic Prints to the charity to help them raise money. Maggie Zairns of St Barnabas worked hard to get them ready for auction and a good sum was raised.

Neil Francis the Community Fundraising Manager sent me the good news this week

And we got £1600+ for  this years versions with the Jim Clark / John Surtees / Graham Hill  ones raising a large chunk of donations

For 2015 we'll add some more to the RWCS Photographs for Charity so we can again help the hospice

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Rob and the Team


JX : The URBEX Print Collection

October 27, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

URBEX  : Urban exploration is the exploration of man-made structures, usually abandoned ruins or not usually seen components of the man-made environment.   " Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time "

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URBEX : Urban exploration is the exploration of man-made structures, usually abandoned ruins or not usually seen components of the man-made environment.

Photography and historical interest/documentation are heavily featured in the hobby and, although it may sometimes involve trespassing onto private property, this is not always the case and is of innocent intention.

Urban decay photography is the form of photography that deals with the techniques of taking pictures of deserted buildings. Although the buildings have been abandoned for more than a few years or more, the expert photographers make them look absolutely stunning. After all, the magic of great photography is to make an ordinary and to expose its hidden beauty and their unique interesting qualities.

Left long enough to the will of nature, most manmade environments will eventually fall into disrepair. For an urban decay photographer there is a wealth of interest - and even beauty - to be found in the different ways these decrepit structures take on lives of their own.

It's essentially the art of capturing beautiful photographs of a subject that is inherently not beautiful, and - for those of us who live near a urban environment - it can be an easy form of photography to explore.

Urban exploration is also commonly referred to as infiltration, although some people consider infiltration to be more closely associated with the exploration of active or inhabited sites. It may also be referred to as draining (when exploring drains), urban spelunking, urban rock climbing, urban caving, or building hacking.

The nature of this activity presents various risks, including both physical danger and the possibility of arrest and punishment.
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Over the last year RWCS Photographics  have been collaborating with a local URBEX photographer  J**** X who had struggled to get proper and professional prints made of his URBEX work.  So over the last year some 45 + prints  all mounted using the RWCS print block format have been carefully produced and now form JX's private collection hung on the walls of his house in Sussex

Urban decay photography is the form of photography that deals with the techniques of taking pictures of deserted buildings. Although the buildings have been abandoned for more than a few years or more, the expert photographers make them look absolutely stunning. After all, the magic of great photography is to make an ordinary building come to life and to expose its hidden beauty and its unique interesting qualities.

Left long enough to the will of nature, most man-made environments will eventually fall into disrepair. For an urban decay photographer there is a wealth of interest - and even beauty - to be found in the different ways these decrepit structures take on lives of their own.

It's essentially the art of capturing beautiful photographs of a subject that is inherently not beautiful, and - for those of us who live near a urban environment  - it can be an easy form of photography to explore.

Our own URBEX photographics work is also based on my long time historical industrial / rural decay work : you can see and find here

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Urban exploration is also commonly referred to as infiltration, although some people consider infiltration to be more closely associated with the exploration of active or inhabited sites. It may also be referred to as draining (exploring drains), urban spelunking, urban rock climbing, urban caving, or building hacking.

The nature of this activity presents various risks, including both physical danger and the possibility of arrest and punishment.


The Big Bike Picture Story @ Haven Motors

March 07, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

The Big Bike Picture Story

Well at RWCS we have been cracking on with the big format prints this year, first with gigantic aerial photograph wallpapers , see our blog  re Helifly http://www.rwcs-photographics.com/blog/2014/3/the-big-picture-at-helifly-office-shoreham-airport > and now with the biggest KTM motorcycle picture yet.

This one is a specially commissioned graphic piece for Stephen Surrey, motorcycle enthusiast & local entrepreneur of Haven Motors. It's a full color 10 feet by 8 feet print of SS riding his beloved KTM RC8 at a motorcycle track day in Italy. This impressive print is in fact a series of sequential prints as hung banners, custom wall mounted at Haven Motors Plummer’s Plain , < at Stephen’s  Motor Car dealership http://www.havenmotors.co.uk >.  Stephen  commented, “ I’m really delighted at the impact of the banner print : its visually outstanding and certainly gets our customers talking, it’s a first class and innovative creative effort from RWCS, I am well pleased “

So if you fancy a big print of your favourite car or motorcycle , give us a call and we can see what we can create next!

Rob W    



The "Big Picture" at Helifly Office Shoreham Airport

March 03, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
The official RWCS Photographics News Blog 
 
The "Big Picture" at Helifly Office Shoreham Airport
 
Our biggest print to date for John Davies @ Helifly  measures 16 feet x 6 feet . 
It features one our shots, taken on a photoshoot commissioned by Helifly  
http://www.helifly.co.uk  from the helicopter back in December, on a cold winters
day when it wasn't raining! Yes I was shooting with rear door off and hanging out of the 'copter with the safety harness on. 
 
The print is on special photoTex self adhesive vinyl print paper especially purchased for the wall at the airport office :  eight  600 mm width lengths each as individual  2' x 6' 6" rolls were run out of our wide format Epson printer . They took all day to print  as full Adobe RGB high color prints and the result on the wall is fantastic.
 
Now ...  Is this the biggest print of "Brighton Sea Front" we ask ?
 
If you'd like to know more then give us a call and we can create the big picture for your office wall as well 
 
Rob W 
 
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Some really good news : Dominic Young appointed as CEO of the Copyright Hub

November 07, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

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Some really good news : hard work is paying off : Dominic Young appointed as CEO of the Copyright Hub

OVER THE   LAST 9 MONTHS I HAVE BEEN BUSY AT WORK AS A WORKING  MEMBER OF TWO CLSG WORK GROUPS ON THE COPYRIGHT  HUB

on two core groups

1: Images and Metadata  : Code of Practice    http://www.clsg.info/Images_and_Metadata.html

Following a public consultation on the draft Code of Practice on Creating and Retaining Metadata in Images, the workstream has published the final Code of Practice. The Code of Practice retains the broad principles outlined in the draft, thereby leaving scope for companies to develop their own plans for how these principles could be implemented. ‘How to’ guides and example implementation plans will be developed and made available.

and  2 : The Data Building Blocks Committee http://www.clsg.info/Data_Building_Blocks.html

In particular our time on the first group < Code of Practice for Images >  has created a really excellent code of practice and I am delighted that one of  my fellow group members has now been appointed as the new CEO

Dominic Young appointed as CEO of the Copyright Hub 7 November 2013

The Copyright Hub Launch Group (CHLG) and the Copyright Licensing Steering Group (CLSG) are pleased to announce the appointment of Dominic Young as CEO of the Copyright Hub, starting 1 December 2013.

Dominic is taking over from Dr Ros Lynch, Director of the Copyright Licensing Coordination Office (CLCO), who is returning to the civil service having provided a stellar contribution in managing the successful implementation and development of the Copyright Hub over the past year.

Dominic’s role as CEO will include responsibility for the day-to-day management of the Copyright Hub Limited, working to ensure that the Copyright Hub Board’s short and long-term plans are implemented, and to lead, in conjunction with the Board, the development of the Copyright Hub over the coming year.

Dominic’s wealth of experience is set to take the Copyright Hub to the next level. Since 2011, Dominic, has been providing consultancy on copyright, public affairs, identification and analysis of possible investment, to a range of clients as well as developing his own projects and acting as a non-executive director for a number of start-up companies.
Previously, Dominic held a number of senior positions within News Corporation, latterly spearheading projects and initiatives to transform the economic environment for the media online.

His previous strategic and operational roles included strategy and product development for the group, oversight of intellectual property management, licensing and syndication, content management and group-wide content licensing negotiations. He is a previous chairman of the Newspaper Licensing Agency (now NLA media access) andhas also helped set up and steer a number of industry initiatives and bodies as well as conducting a number of major rights negotiations on behalf of the news industry.

really positive news !!!!!

Rob W 

 

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