HIP Fest 2014

The first Creative & Cultural Company HIP Fest – Hull Photography Festival, opened in Princes Quay Shopping Centre Hull, on 6th June 2014. It was held at The Creative & Cultural Art Space on the Harbour Deck of Princes Quay (previous Home of The Freedom Flame) & POP (Pride Of Place Art Space), Upper Deck Princes Quay.

The Programme Included:

  • Hull 70th Anniversary of D-Day, Photographic Exhibition with the Freedom Flame.
  • A Music Photography Exhibition with Music Industry Yorkshire.
  • A degree show by the very talented Hull School of Art & Design Photography students.
  • The Heritage Collection by Innes Photography Hull through the years 40’s to 70’s. Including amazing images of a submarine in Hull docks, Hull City AFC, Hull Fair, launching the Arctic Corsair and The Beatles in Hull.
  • An international exhibition by François Brunelle (Montréal, Canada). Author of The Seven Essential Tools for the Creative Photographer, published by Les Editions du Trait.

A variety of workshops took place including Fix Your Pix by Focal Image & a music Photography skills share with Robbie Vice Versa & Darren Rogers and sessions by Ivor Innes, Viceversa Robbi Fotographia, Darren Rogers, David Neve, Ben O’Leary, Focal Image and Music Industry Yorkshire competition winner, Richard Duffy-Howard.

Plus work by many excellent local photographers curated by Alan Raw of The Creative & Cultural Company in partnership with, Red Gallery & East Street Arts.

There were many opportunities to get involved: Alan explained, “Come and add your selfie to the gallery, bring a copy of your favourite Dad photo to put on our Dads Of Hull wall, learn some new photography skills, see the Normandy Veterans own photographs or just try to spot yourself or your Grand Parents in the Heritage collection. 6pm-8pm on 6th June, bring your cameras to the festival for a music photography master-class with Darren Rogers & Robbie Vice Versa. They were a live demo of their methods, shooting performances from Tim O’Connor, John Cox, and Crooked Weather. Supported by Music Industry Yorkshire and Cornucopia Festival.”

And all of it was free entry.

Music Photography – more Detailed Information:

To help curate the festival and judge the Music Photography Open, Alan has enlisted the help of some of the worlds finest music photographers including:

NME photographer Andy Willsher

Jessica Lehrman, a New York documentary photographer who has traveled the world shooting notable musicians of rap, R&B, and indie for Rolling Stone, Billboard, The NY Times, Teen Vogue & GQ to name a few. Mick Hutson: Select & Kerrang, Q, Mojo, Mixmag, Metal Hammer, FHM, The Times & Rolling Stone. Bart Pettman: Work published in magazines worldwide, organizing coverage for some of the biggest festivals in the UK.

Andy Fallon has over 15 years experience in the music industry, working with R.E.M, Lily Allen & The Killers. For: MOJO, NME, Rolling Stone, Sunday Times, Guardian, GQ, FHM & more.

Paul Dakeyne from East Yorkshire is a well-published photographer, known for stylish and contemporary flair. Paul has extensive experience in the music industry, having been an ‘A’ list DJ/ Producer himself.

Andrew Cotterill who has worked for Q, Spin, Sony Style, NME, Word and more from the mid-90’s drum ‘n’ bass explosion to Jamaica’s dancehall renaissance and beyond.

Darren Rogers, a music photographer who creates images that are sympathetic to the energy and atmosphere of Hull. Darren has been capturing the local music scene for over a decade.

François Brunelle: François lives and works in Montréal, Canada. His fascination – one might say obsession – with portrait photography as a means of visual expression led him to devote his work to taking portraits of the people around him in an ongoing effort to capture the elusive human soul. He is the author of The Seven Essential Tools for the Creative Photographer, published by Les Editions du Trait.

François became fascinated by the resemblance between look-alikes, doubles or doppelgangers who, despite being totally unrelated to each other and sometimes being born in different countries, share a strikingly similar physical appearance. I’m not a look-alike! is his project to make 200 photos of pairs of look-alikes around the world and to create an international exhibit and a book. François points out that it is not about looking like famous people but like other people.

François’ project has been covered in newspapers, magazines, and TV in Canada, the USA, Russia, China, Japan, Korea, France, Germany and in the UK on GMTV and in The Guardian, Daily Mail, and Daily Mirror. He has also exhibited his work in progress in Montreal and London and is shortly due to exhibit in Bogota at the Fotomuseo, Colombia’s national museum of photography. We are proud to be able to bring a selection of his work to the Creative & Cultural Artspace in Hull, for Hull Photography Festival. The festivities started on 6th June 2014. The Festival was sponsored by G. F. Smith and supported by Princes Quay Shopping Centre, Jewson Ltd and Welcome To Yorkshire.

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