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URGENT HELP NEEDED FOR THE FLOODS IN SRI LANKA

After days of heavy rain Sri Lanka finds itself in a state of serious emergency. If you are in the area and have any of the following Jo and Oskar can collect, if you are donating money it will go towards

• WATER BOTTLES
• Men's, woman's and children's clothes
• Nappies
• Toothbrushes & toothpaste
• Soap
• Shampoo
• Mosquito nets
• Blankets
• Pillows
• Torches
• Candles
• Camping chairs
• Milk
• Tea
• Sugar
• Kitchen equipment

After days of heavy rain Sri Lanka finds itself in a state of serious emergency. Today 151 people have been counted as dead, 112 people are missing, thousands of people are homeless and over 200,000 people have been effected by the floods.
This number is increasing each day.

If you are overseas and wish to make a small donation you can do this in person or via my PayPal account.
paypal.me/JoPriestley

Thank you all in advance.

More info:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/959517737524411/?notif_t=added_to_group_reminder&notif_id=1496229931624017

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Student Offer 2017

Its that time of the year and we know how challenging and hectic it might get for those who is working on their final year projects. To avoid stress with not having the studio available at the time when you ready to shoot your project get in touch and claim student discount with our fully equipped studio located just 15 mins away from Oxford Circus. 

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Best Air-Cleaning Plants, According to NASA

So it's a spring time and we are off to the gardening center so to get some more plants. Houseplants are awesome indoor air cleaners, but some of them are more effective than others at filtering out pollutants and toxic chemicals in the air. This infographic highlights the best air-filtering plants, according to a NASA study.

NASA researchers set out to find the best ways to clean the air in space stations. Their Clean Air study found the plants below are effective at removing benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene, xylene, and ammonia from the air—chemicals that have been linked to health effects like headaches and eye irritation. 

There are other benefits to having these plants around, we’ve noted before, but the graphic below from Love the Garden shows you at a glance the plants that make the best natural air filters. NASA research suggests having at least one plant per 100 square feet of home or office space. (The Snake Plant or Mother-in-Law’s Tongue is pretty hardy, by the way, although not entirely unkillable.)

NASA Guide to Air-Filtering Houseplants | Love the Garden

 

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Introduction to Portrait Photography workshop - 18 March 11am-1pm

Photographic workshop at Green Lens Studios

Green Lens Studios invites all 8-11-year-olds to a new photographic workshops for kids!

"INTRODUCTION TO PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY"

Learn how to take great photographic portrait with your mobile phone or tablet.

 

When: SATURDAY 18TH OF MARCH
When: 10am - 1pm
Where: Green Lens Studios

Green Lens has partnered up with a local photographer and workshop facilitator, Martyna to run a fun workshop that introduces kids to photography and light through a series of activities. 

The session will start at the studio to allow the children to experiment with taking portraits of each other in small groups, learning the basics of photographic composition and light. Later on, we will move outside to explore how our surroundings can be used to take cool portraits.

What to bring?

Mobile phone or tablet, water and a snack!

Arrive in good time for a 10am start.

The session will run for about 3 hrs, with a snack break in-between. There are up to 10 spots, but booking is essential.

To book or if you have any further questions, contact Martyna on shotbymartyna@gmail.com or 07539445885

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Private events at Green Lens

It’s always very special to have people working at our cosy studio and particularly great to watch our comrade-in-arms and KinoVino visionary Alissa Timoshkina of @Borsch_and_no_tears unloading taxies full of eatable and drinkable delights time and time again converting Green lens in to a quirky London restorant and fun place to eat and meet new people. In addition of the numerous private events we’ve organised with Alissa in the past, we’ve recently hosted two pilot events (in top secret and in absolutely fabulousness) as a part of AirBnB's new amazing project "City Host" @airbnbevents, which involve creating unique tailored experiences for a small group of people. Alissa's Cinema Banquet trip allows you to go behind the scenes of her monthly KinoVino gatherings! During the 3-day experience you will attend one of the KinoVino nights, then get a unique chance to cook with the guest chef and work with Alissa and an our other regular client, amazing stylist and writer  @hanbullivant to create a beautiful table setting and learn some party hosting tips here at Green lens Studios. Lots of vino and amazing food to accompany all of that! See some images from the past events below and on our Instagram. Join our dinner and entertainment london community  - check AirBnB website for all details. Our next unique fine dining event is on December 14th. 

If you can’t make this date, why not get in touch and book your very own private experience with our universal event hire space. Call 02083505915 or email info@greenlenstudios.com

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Making shapes Light Installation

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This summer Green Lens worked on a collaborative venture with lighting designer Hannah Wardle: "Making Shapes". The first edition of the lighting installation was built for Ymuno Festival in Abergele, North Wales.

Working closely with the festival organisers we created a collection family of s2-metre high pyramidal lighting designs, made of laser cut planes lit using 6V Superlight Nano 2 luminaires for outdoor lighting produced by Willy Meyer+Sohn. They can be scaled in size depending on budget and context. The shape makes them strong, stable and prevents them being climbed on - something we needed to consider for a festival. We did see a child lasso one of the larger pyramids with string and attempt to topple it but it's low centre of gravity thwarted him.

The lighting installation received lots of positive feedback from the festival organisers, crew and public alike. Everyone loved the freedom of being able to move the pieces to suit the evening and lighting conditions: the nomadic pieces went from projecting dynamic lighting onto the ceiling of the dance tent for various sets, to becoming glowing lanterns outside in the fields.

We are very grateful to Gwenno Angharad and arts & business Cymru and particularly Tansy Rogerson for enabling this project to happen. Many thanks too to Tesni Homes and Peninsula for sponsoring the event. 

For more information or to discuss commissioning an installation for your own space or event please get in touch via info@greenlenstudios.com

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NEW STUDIO HIRE OFFER!

Hey folks. We have a NEW OFFER! All the bookings made until the end of the day of Friday 5th of August will qualified for a special discount. Get twice the time for half the price if booked during ! Happy hours!

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KINOVINO MASTERCLASS

Event styling and floral arrangements workshop with Hannah Bullivant
Saturday 9 July
Green Lens Studios, 4A Atterbury Road, N4 1SF
 11am-2pm

 

BOOK HERE

IIn collaboration with one of the London's hottest cinematic-dining vanquisher KinoVino is launching a new series of masterclasses dedicated to the art of hosting the perfect dinner party! Join us at a new gorgeous partner-venue, Green Lens Studios, for a masterclass with the event and interior stylist, Hannah Bullivant. Hannah who regularly contributes to publications like Ideal Home, Homes & Antiques, and Simple Things, will lead this hands-on masterclass, guiding you through the practicalities of planning and arranging a beautiful tablescape. You will learn how to develop and execute the theme of a dinner party, how to use props to recreate your ideas and how to arrange floral compositions. Hannah will teach you how to select flowers, how to look after them and of course how to make the most beautiful floral arrangement impress your guests. The masterclass will be followed by a rustic seasonal lunch prepared by Alissa Timoshkina, the founder of KinoVino. You will get the change to socialize with friends, old and new, over bespoke prosecco cocktails, and take your beautiful floral arrangements home with you.

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Tuesday [Good] morning yoga class with Sandra

Anyone is up for a guaranteed Good Morning? Tuesday first thing meet us at The Lens for a stretch, in it!  Wake up with a gentle vinyasa flow morning class. Gentle yet strong class focusing on the breath with movement. This class will leave you with a clear mind and grounded energy. It is suitable for all levels & yoga mats will be provided. Just drop by!  More details here

OMVINYASAMANTRABREAKFASTLOVEITYEAH! 

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52 Insights x Fresh Faces

We are planning to join our friends at 52 Insights tomorrow night in conversation with editor of Dazed Digital Thomas Gorton, make-up artist Isamaya Ffrench and photographer Maisie Cousins. They’ll be discussing the creative industries as well as exploring the role media plays in helping young artists.

Maisie Cousins is one Britain’s most exciting new photographers, having been featured by the Tate Britain as well as collaborating with golden girl Petra Collins; Isamaya is the Beauté UK make-up ambassador for YSL as well as having worked with visionaries like Junya Watanabe and Kanye West. Both will be sharing first-hand experiences on the road to success as well as discussing their inspiration, creative processes and life as artists in London.

Venue: Second Home

60-80 Hanbury St, E1 5JL London 23 June, 7 30pm

 

 

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Product photography for Ecosophia

A little while back, we did a product packshot photography shoot for sustainable fashion brand Ecosophia. This lovely interiors brand specialise in organic, handwoven and naturally dyed textiles.  With an aim to connect the home to nature by honouring the earth, their products are made in a way that benefits farmers, textile producers, and the environment. We particularly like their beautiful botanical INDIGO SHIBORI QUILT, dyed using the shibori technique and stitched with traditional Bengali Kantha method. In the next few weeks, Ecosophia is launching a new collection of organic cotton bed linen, which you can check out at: www.ecosophia.co.uk

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Coffee fix of the month - Organo Gold

It’s no secret that we’re partial to a good coffee here at Green Lens Studios. In fact, some might say it’s more akin to love… Our coffee fix of the month goes to Organo Gold – a delicious coffee made using ganoderma lucidum, a wonder mushroom from China. For centuries this herb has been revered for its therapeutic properties and rich antioxidants, and now we can enjoy its natural benefits along with a caffeine kick.

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Call for Submissions:static

 

We are delighted to announce that we are now welcoming applications for the art exhibition 'Static.

 

We’re after passionate artists working in the field of photography, photo-manipulation or video art whose work explores technological development; the social media revolution; constant alterations to our surroundings; rapid environmental changes and issues of sustainability.

 How to apply:

·      All artists can apply for free

·      Submit your artworks by emailing us at: StaticApplications@gmail.com with 'Exhibition Submissions' as the subject line

·      Please attach up to four images of your recent work along with a current CV and a short text explaining how your work relates to the theme of the show (maximum 150 words)

·      For each submission please include the necessary information by tabling your artworks in the following manner: 

1.Untitled#1, Medium, Size, Year, Price

2.Untitled#2, Medium, Size, Year, Price etc

·      Make sure all attached images include a clear title for each piece of artwork in the file name e.g. Untitled#1.jpg

·      A small fee of £25 will be applied only to selected artists, which covers administration costs

·      A discount will be offered to selected artists for hiring the studio to support their work on upcoming or on-going projects

·      Please note all submitted artworks need to be framed

Please don’t hesitate to contact the organisers of the show if you have any queries:

Constantine Anjulatos - Constantine@Anjulatos.com

Ali Bashar - Ali.Bashar2012@gmail.com

Green Lens Studios - info@greenlenstudios.com

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Thursday Night Yoga Classes with Leti

For those rushing around, busy with city life, our beautiful light studio is an inspiring setting to stop, stretch and reenergize. After the success of past yoga sessions, we’re super excited to welcome the lovely Leti of www.yogawithleti.com to the extended Green Lens family.

Leading us in Vinyasa Flow, Leti encourages a strong, steady, slow and mindful practice, incorporating meditation, philosophy, and ancient Vedic chanting to unite the mind/body experience. For Leti, the joy of teaching comes from inspiring people to surprise themselves as they blossom in their practice. We love the way Leti shares our vision to craft a space where we can explore creativity, freedom and acceptance.

All levels are welcome so no shyness necessary!

Come join us on Thursday, 7.15pm – 8.15pm

£8 and no need to book!

Green Lens Studio

4a Atterbury Road,

N4 1SF

 

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New membership scheme at Green Lens Studios

Green Lens Studios is delighted to introduce the launch of our new membership scheme for photographers.

Green Lens Membership gives you a new way to get regular access to our beautiful studio at reduced rates. The Green Lens membership provides a fantastic opportunity for photographers to use the studio 2 days per month for only £250 (if you sign-up before the end of November). Be a part of a special photographic community and find motivation for your artistic practice.

We only have a few spaces available for our membership scheme so if this sound like something you are interested in, please get in touch with Evgeniy at info@greenlenstudios.com to find out more.

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Green Lens’ Golden B-day!

It’s time to celebrate! Our 5th year anniversary is right around the corner…thus it is obvious we need to throw a get together for our awesome clients, partners, supporters and friends. This event will be held right here at the source, Green Lens Studios is excited to play host for the evening of August 5th, at 7:30pm. 

What is a party with out music, drinks, and entertainment? We are thrilled to share an amazing cellist (check wonderful Lisa Watchorn’s hypnotising “I’m alive” below) as well as fun and spunky drinks from Fentimens, an ecofriendly soda pop company (Their drinks are botanically brewed and delicious! Yeay!) Our goodie bags are sponsored by our partner and biggest in UK renewable energy supplier, Ecotricity, and also full of lovely ecofriendly goodies, of which nobody will want to miss!

We can’t wait and hope to CELEBRATE WITH YOU ALL on the 5th August! 

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Lost Property London

Lost Property is an amazing accessories brand that is striving to limit their environmental impact. Their tactics are true to tradition and they utilize discarded and salvaged fabrics to create useful but unique accessories. This London based brand uses the finest fittings as apart of their production process. Also the company incorporates vegetable tanners rather than harsh chemical tanners for their items. We loved them shooting at Green Lens and can’t wait to see their newest Fall collection!

Green Lens Studios product photography

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Bike Week 2015 Ride

Come What May, We're Riding All the Way!

To support this year’s Bike Week taking place 13-21st June, what better way is there for celebrating the joy of a bike ride than by cycling along with friends in a sunny afternoon?

We are, thus, organising a fun ride on the 14th of June, in a tradition of Green Lens' season bike ride up the Liver Lee to Broxbourne. Our aim is to promote everyday cycling and to help build on the momentum gained within the national-wide Bike Week campaign, where more than half a million will ride their bikes to increase awareness on the health, social and environmental benefits that this alternative means of transportation, brings about.

We will hop on our bikes at 12:00 am to reach the final destination at 3 pm. We will have a great opportunity of exploring St Augustine's Church near Broxbourne - a beautiful Grade 1 listed church with many fascinating stories from history and points of special interest - and enjoy a delicious picnic/pub lunch at the Crown Pub, after crossing the finish line.
 

Our meeting point, Green Lens Studios, located at 4a Atterbury Road, N4 1SF, will be opened from 11:00 am on the day to warmly welcome all of you, happy cyclists, who fancy joining us in this adventure.

We are taking our role as the first sustainable photographic studio in the UK seriously (fun) and we’d be thrilled having as many of you as possible embarking on a sustainable living as well! Cycling everyday is an easy way!

Check out our Facebook event to keep yourself in the loop with the latest details.

 

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Lama’s Pyjamas Shoot

Lama’s Pyjamas (what a name, right!) is an extraordinarily quaint and impressive charity shop located in East London. This small ethical business recently celebrated its fifth birthday with an exciting one day sale and in the Buddhist tradition of dāna (giving), all profits are going towards the London Buddhist Centre, which Lama’s Pyjamas partners with. 

This is a great little shop full of hidden treasures, so please do check it out… Green Lens was thrilled to be a part of this celebration producing all the imagery for the campaign, we had so much fun!   

Even better, all the models used, and the photographer himself, are part of the London Buddhist Centre Community, and you can find out more about events happening there at http://www.lbc.org.uk/

Photo © Ruta Computer 

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CARBON FOOTPRINTS EXHIBTION

 On the 20th of November Green Lens Studios will be showing an exhibition by Jane Orrell. Carbon Footprints is a series of multimedia based drawing, print and film based works, made by Liverpool based artist Jane Orrell. Following a twenty year career in the healing arts of holistic massage and yoga practice she uses this experience to produce large-scale artworks.

Her work seeks to reconcile the spiritual with the human body form and the digital media. Inspired by meditation, the artwork 'becomes itself' as her practice unfolds. Her practice is underpinned by experimenting with the transient, be that in its controlled yogic forms or in a more abstract exploration into the mark making process.

 

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