This year saw an unprecedented amount of entries for our Strong Island 2019 Calendar. With over 1600 photos submitted it was most certainly a daunting task to select 35 images to design the final calendar. No easy task I can assure you, but the result is something we are really proud of. With a fantastic selection of new and familiar entrants, our 2019 Calendar features a broad range of professional and amateur photographers including the highest amount of phone photography to date.
Just like every year, we pick the photos to include in the calendar with no knowledge of the photographer at the selection phase. Our 2019 Calendar features photos from the following people: Alex Lombardi, Andrew Malbon, Benjamin Atkins, Callum Skene, Charlotte de Quatrebarbes, Christine Matchett, Doug Howell, Gemma Stoneman, Grzegorz Kopacz, Hannah Wilson, Howard Hurd, Ian Pears, Johnny Black, Lisa Mundy, Michelle Lucocq, Ollie Denny, Russell Leggatt, Sarah Marston, Shaun Roster, Sheila Mackie, Todd Lawton and Tom Goss.
A proportion of each calendar sale will be donated to the Portsmouth Hospitals Charity in support of local Strong Islander and prolific photographer Johnny Black.
He is fund raising for all the amazing help he received at QA Hospital, Portsmouth when being diagnosed with lung cancer just months before his wedding. Johnny & Martine are raising money as part of their ‘alternative wedding’ list and we wish to help in any small way we can. You can also donate directly via the following link HERE.
Each calendar is printed on 300sgm (350gsm Cover) Fedrigoni Arcoprint. This wood-free paper has a high-tech, cool white base guaranteeing excellent printability and is held in very high regard in publishing and printing industries. The guys at RIPE certainly delivered with this paper stock. It not only looks amazing as the print finish is second to none, and it feels really premium. Using an in-house HP Indigo 7800 digital press it sets the standard for premium quality digital print. Using liquid ink rather than dry toner powder, the print quality is on par with traditional lithographic printing with the benefits of less waste, which is of course great news for the environment.
There is a very limited run and we always sell out, so please be quick to avoid disappointment.