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’ve just spent a very enjoyable 4 hours on an Annie Sloan Painting course…

I do not think that any piece of furniture will now be safe from painting, distressing, waxing or gilding! 

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Second chest of drawers completed!

Finally finished my chest of drawers, decoupaged with my fine art photography, painted with Graphite black and waxed with dark wax. Apologies for the poor image but it was difficult to photograph!

It’s for sale for £70 (collection from South East London)

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My new project….

Chest of drawers bought from a second hand shop down the road.  Painting in Annie Sloan’s Graphite Chalk Paint & the drawers will be decoupaged with one of my fine art photographs.  I will paint the handles silver and finish off with a soft, clear wax.


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LPF & LPG News: October’s Festival | Master Class: Travel Photography | Exhibition Bridge Lounge

16-18th October: London Photo Festival

We are now taking bookings for October’s Festival and the theme is ‘landscape photography’.  Many landscape photographs show little or no human activity and are created in the pursuit of a pure, unsullied depiction of nature devoid of human influence, instead featuring subjects such as strongly defined landforms, weather, and ambient light. 

Book your place now and upload your images by the 16th September.  
Would you like to volunteer for us and get £50 off your space? We are looking for two bar tenders for the Private View on the 15th October (6-8pm) and a photographer and a bar person for our Click ‘n Clique evening on the 17th October (6-8pm).  Get in touch if you would like to help.

Master Class with Zoe Whishaw: Commercial Travel Photography

Date: 16th October 2014  Time: 6.30pm – 9.30 pm
In years gone by, travel was more about pilgrimage as a religious journey with pilgrims seeking a change in their lives. Then there was the Grand Tour with the elite classes indulging on educational and cultural expeditions. Nowadays travel is all about escape, experience and discovery in the hope we can leave something behind as we explore unfamiliar lands, forging new memories and learning that bit more about ourselves.
This interactive evening workshop explores how the communication industry uses travel imagery as a means to communicate these ideas and emotions. We’ll explore:
• What type of imagery is most commonly sought after and why?
• What are the markets for travel imagery?
• How does advertising uses travel imagery?
• What are the attributes of successful commercial travel images?
• How can images get seen and ideally used?
What Zoe doesn’t know about the photography business isn’t worth knowing!  Book your place now and avoid disappointment.



News from the London Photo Gallery
We are delighted to confirm that we will be representing 11 photographers in a six month exhibition to be held at the prestigious Bridge Lounge Dining Room 186 Tooley Street, London SE1 2TZ.

We received an overwhelming response to our call out for images and the following photographers were selected:

Andrew Hawkes
Andrew Lalchan
Anthony Cash
Joerg Karrenbauer
Laura McGregor
Linda Wisdom
Mark A Paulda
Mark Heathcote (London Photo Festival ‘Best in Show’ winner May 2014)
Paul Bate
Robin Baumgarten
Stuart Cashmore (Royal Academy Summer Show exhibitor 2014) 


We look forward to exhibiting your images!

Emma & Kit