Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Hi guys,

We received an email today from Professor Susan Lambert with regards to an online national photographic challenge.  We thought it may interest some of you so here are the details:

The background is that the Museum of Design in Plastics (MoDiP) recently ran an Arts Council England supported  residency with the artist, Mariele Neudecker. It led to the creation of 49 photographs, entitled ‘Plastic vanitas’, which presented plastic things from the collection as still life photographs in the spirit of Vanitas paintings  (paintings that present the accoutrements of everyday living as symbols of life’s worthlessness).  ‘Plastic Vanitas’ is currently touring and will be shown at the Lighthouse, Poole, from 29 October  - 26 November 2016.

The National Photographic Challenge complements the exhibition. In essence it asks participants to collect together  things made of plastics to make some kind of statement– it could for example  be rubbish picked up in the park or  plastic things found in their bathroom  – and to create from them a still-life. They are then asked to photograph their arrangement and post it on the site:  The aim of the challenge is to make people more aware of plastics and what is good and bad about  them. The site has a voting facility:  each month one photo is featured as the ‘Photo of the Month’ and is used to advertise the challenge on the MoDiP website.

Friday, 26 August 2016

We’ve had some interesting entries so far for our ‘Adventure’ competition so please keep them coming! You’ve got until 31st August to get one or two images in by emailing them to us at or posting them to our Facebook page. Good luck!

The end of another week, but good news – it’s a long weekend and it looks like the weathers going to be great! So no excuses for not getting out there with a camera and trying to achieve a winning picture for our competition ‘Adventure’!

Stacey is off for a girlie weekend in London... watch out London! Paul is off camping... again!  Jo is staying in Bournemouth but expanding all the time... She’s pregnant for those who didn’t know!  And our new apprentice Harrison will be out trying to blag his way into the bars and clubs... He’s only 17!

Have a great weekend guys!

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Sorry for the delay in announcing our July competition winner, however we are pleased to announce that this image by Matt Willson has won! We like this image because it just shows how Natural Beauty can come at any age!

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Thanks for all of the great entries for our July competition! We will be announcing the winner next week so keep a look out.  Our August competition is going to be on ‘Adventure’, we are looking forward to seeing how everyone interprets this so once you’ve decided on your one or two images to enter, please post them to our Facebook page or email them to us at  You’ve got until 31st August so why not give it a go, the winner will receive a £25 gift voucher for wex!