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Long Live the Boleyn – Freddie Bonfanti

‘Long Live the Boleyn’ is a new exhibition by London based photographer Freddie Bonfanti which opens in Hackney, East London this December.

As a West Ham supporter and season ticket holder, Freddie was inspired to start documenting the match-day routine inside and outside The Boleyn, otherwise known as Upton Park, West Ham’s home of 112 years, in the club’s final year before moving to the Olympic Park ground.

The project was a labour of love for Freddie, self-described as “from a fan, for the fans” with very personal results and a fan-led approach to match day photography; from the iconic black and white view of the ground, taken from Freddie’s seat in the Bobby Moore Lower after the Liverpool match in the FA Cup 2015/16 season, to the patches of grass on nearby estates, the local boozers and the intimate photographs to which football fans up and down the country can relate.

Metro are delighted to support Freddie, producing framed vinyl and digital fibre black and white prints for the exhibition which features images from his 100-page photo book of the same name.

In an era of crumbling stadiums and new homes, many creative fans are exploring new ways to document their personal experiences and creative output and ‘Long Live the Boleyn’ is a collective and individual immortalisation of what shouldn’t be forgotten – a trip down to memory lane.

To purchase the book ‘Long Live the Boleyn’,

Freddie will be donating 20% of all print sales to the Dylan Tombides Foundation

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Fine Art Giclee printing

While all of our colour and black and white photo printing services are of gallery quality, a lot of photographers and artists like to produce their fine art prints on Giclee watercolour paper, using archival pigment inks.

Black & White printing

We can produce real Silver Gelatin 'Darkroom prints' from your digital files. Working with Ilford, we are able to print directly to Ilford Galerie Silver FB Glossy fibre based bromide photo paper and Ilford Galerie Digital Silver RC Pearl.

Mounting your prints

After your photos have been printed, our mounting team are able to mount the prints on a range of substrates, ranging from the lightweight foamex, foamboard or kapamount. We can also mount ctype photo prints onto more sturdy materials such as dibond or aluminium, backed with either battens or a subframe, depending on print size.

Framing your photos

When ordering online, we offer a limited range of classic photo frames, in three finishes: white photo frame, smooth black photo frame or a solid light oak frame. Alternately, just order your prints online to take advantage of our great value online ordering system, then contact us to discuss alternate framing styles and our range of thousands of frame mouldings.