Abitoffthemapp Camera Bags & Straps | Photography

City lawyer who escaped to become an award winning photographer. Now runs Abitoffthemapp Photography, the London Photo Festival and the London Photo Gallery. Purveyor of photography products: leather camera bags, leather camera straps and limited edition prints. My Etsy Shop is: Abitoffthemapp & MappofLondonUK

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I have discovered decoupage..

it’s a little bit fiddly and can be time consuming waiting for the layers to dry (and they are a bit rough and ready!), but I am pleased with my first attempt to make some coasters out of an old atlas that I found in a charity shop for 50p.

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I have finally

finished upholstering my late grandmother’s Edwardian footstool!  I bought the vintage fabric from EBay.

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Art Gemini Prize: Competition opens 15 May 2014 LONDON

Last year’s photography prize was won by one of our regular exhibitors, Chiara Gerevasi! (see her post on our blog) and one of the judges is Zoe Whishaw, our judge from October 2013 and regular speaker at the LPF.



Who :  All artists UK & Worldwide


 What:  Call for entries. £5500 Cash Prizes for winners in 4 categories. Acceptable media:

Paintings include oil, acrylic, mixed media, drawing, ink, watercolour & original print;

Sculpture; Photography & digital art.

No age limits. Selected charity partner, Kidscape


 When :   Selection panel of up to 5 judges and include Dr Phil Shaw, Viv Lawes,

Sajid Rizvi  &  Zoe Whishaw. Selection in September 2014.

Exhibition of shortlisted works in London in October 2014.

Also exhibition opportunity in Singapore.


 Payment : Painting & Sculpture Prize – 1st prize £2000, 2nd prize £1000

Photography Prize – 1st prize £1000, 2nd prize £500

Young Artist Prize (under 25 years) – £500

Public Choice Prize – £500


 Charges: Early Bird £16 for first entry. £36 up to three entries.


 Deadline: 07 September 2014


 Details:  http://www.artgeminiprize.com

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