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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Upcycled blackboard with #chalkpaint #AnnieSloan #Paloma

I bought this in a charity shop and wanted to keep some of the flower and bird detail at the top because I thought it was quite well done.  I repainted the ‘green’ board with blackboard paint and the rest in Paloma.  I lightly distressed the frame, waxed with dark wax and then with clear wax.

Blackboard Before Blackboard After


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My entry into the @TR_Foundation @Microsoft @TrustWomenConf #WomenMakeItHappen #photography competition

Manila Mums.
Every Sunday, the women who work as domestic helpers in Hong Kong gather on the walkways near the main shopping area to spend their only day off catching up with friends and their families. They erect temporary cardboard ‘houses’ and do each other’s nails, sleep or chat to their families back home as the majority of the women are from the Philippines and are working in Hong Kong to send money back to their families in order for them to have a better life and their children a better and a brighter future.
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My new #product #photography trays

Made in SE Asia by remarkable social enterprise business that employs people from the poorest communities and the hard of hearing and trains them up to produce remarkable lacquered products.  These are my fine art photographs decoupaged onto the trays and lacquered to a high finish.

Abitoffthemapp-1047 Abitoffthemapp-1052 Abitoffthemapp-1062 Abitoffthemapp-1076

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Another AS #chalkpaint #geometric #stencil painted piece of furniture! #upcycle

I’m still in my geometric design phase but have now officially run out of my own furniture to paint! Blanket box painted in Graphite, waxed with dark wax the stencil is done with gold craft paint.

Before After

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Revamped bedside table #stencil #geometric #pattern #chalkpaint

Revamped (again!) bedside table.  AS Graphite chalkpaint with gold & silver craft paint used for the stencil and the stencil has been printed off on my Silhouette Cameo. Finished off with dark wax.

Before After

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Chinese inspired distressed tray painted in #chalkpaint #AnnieSloan #Graphite


Dry brushed with AS Graphite and the stencil is a mix of silver, bronze and gold hobby paints.  I printed off the stencil on my Silhouette Cameo.

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My beautiful #fine #art #photography trays have arrived!

On a recent trip to SE Asia, I came back with the idea of having my photographs printed onto lacquer trays and they have finally arrived.  They are made by young adults from one of the region’s poorest communities and the hearing impaired and I am delighted with the work that they have done!  The pattern is taken from Chinese silk fabric that I inherited from my grandmother and that I have photographed and digitally enhanced.