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Chasing Shadows in fLIP 29

Posted in Chasing Shadows, fLIP by npicola on December 5, 2014

Three images from my series Chasing Shadows have been selected for inclusion in the latest edition of fLIP magazine for London Independent Photography.

Offering a truly independent voice for photographic practice in London, fLIP is published 3 times per year to showcase member’s work and engage readers in a wider dialogue concerning diverse approaches to photography.

Here’s one of the images they selected:

Chasing Shadows - fence

Chasing Shadows – fence

Chasing Shadows is a night journey, a peaceful sleepwalk through a silent world bereft of people.  As the evening light transforms the everyday into a dreamlike state, familiar urban landscapes disappear underneath resilient vegetation.

fLIP issue 29 (winter 2014/15) is available from the following stockists:

Online:  You can order a copy for posting to you directly from London Independent Photography (paypal accepted)

Cardiff:  Third Floor Gallery, 102 Bute Street, Cardiff CF10 5AD

London:

Photographers Gallery Bookshop, 16-18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW

National Portrait Gallery Bookshop, St Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE

Whitechapel Gallery Bookshop, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX

Serpentine Gallery Bookshop, Queensborough Terrace, London W2 3XA

Artwords Bookshops, 65a Rivington Street, London EC2A 3QQ, and 20-22 Broadway Market, London E8 4QJ

Eastside Books, 166 Brick Lane, London E1 6RU

Photofusion, 17a Electric Lane, London SW9 8LA

extended run – Ophelia still on show at Shape Arts Gallery!

Posted in Ophelia #1-6, Shape Arts Gallery by npicola on November 13, 2014

I’ve just heard that Ophelia #1 and #2 are continuing their stay at the Shape Gallery in Westfield Stratford City, as part of a diverse range of work for exhibition and sale.

Ophelia #1 - Polaroid emulsion lift

Ophelia #1 – Polaroid emulsion lift

The gallery is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm,  at:

Westfield Stratford City, 91/92 The Street, London, E20 1EJ

(nearest station Stratford – Jubilee, Central, DLR, Overground lines)

Click here for more information and a map

Ophelia #2 - polaroid emulsion lift

Ophelia #2 – polaroid emulsion lift

Ophelia #1-6 is an exploration of the story of Shakespeare’s Ophelia, made in response to studying previous artistic interpretations of the text.  Combining underwater photography with alternative printing, this series studies the destruction and turmoil that lies beneath the romanticism and serenity suggested in traditional representations of her fate, both in image and process.

I repeatedly printed and re-photographed the images using lo-fi techniques to intensify and degrade them, and then I used the now discontinued Polaroid 669 film to make water-based emulsion lifts onto textured watercolour paper; the destructive yet delicate nature of the process continuing the themes of the subject matter and ensuring that each print is completely unique in its appearance.

This is a limited edition run of  a total of 30 sets of hand made original prints, signed recto and mounted on conservation grade board. Print size 12cm x 9cm, mount size 30cm x 42cm.  Although only images 1-2 of Edition 7 are on display at the Shape Gallery, you can request to purchase the full set of 6.

The Shape Gallery showcases some of the UK’s most exciting disabled artists, featuring works by both well-known names and new talent. 

Until 17th January the gallery is also showing [In]Visible – this year’s Shape Open.

 

 

‘North London street, reflected’ on show in America!

Posted in London Project / Traces, other exhibitions by npicola on October 31, 2014

‘North London street, reflected’ has been selected for inclusion in the latest exhibition at Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon – Color Space: Contemporary Photography

Exhibition dates: The gallery exhibition is open from 1st – 20th November 2014, open Thursdays and Fridays from 12-5pm, or by appointment outside of these times.
 
Private view: The opening reception is on Friday 7th November, 5-8pm.
 
Address: Black Box Gallery, 811 East Burnside St. # 212, Portland Oregon 97214, USA
 
Catalogue: To buy the catalogue for the exhibition click here
 
North London street, reflected

North London street, reflected

The exhibition features an eclectic display of photographs that use colour to captivate, compose and stylize. There are 24 photographs on display in the gallery show, and an another 30 works are also being shown online.

Featuring work from all over the world, Black Box Gallery is dedicated to supporting and promoting a thoughtfully curated visual photographic experience for our gallery, our photographers and our audience. For more information please click here.

This photograph is part of ongoing work in progress. To see more of my developing ideas take a look at my instagram and tumblr pages.

this table is sad at The Heart Grows Fonder

Posted in other publications, this table is sad... by npicola on October 24, 2014

My photograph ‘my father reflected in his garden’ is in Miniclick’s experimental participatory project – ‘The Heart Grows Fonder’.

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it (my father reflected in his garden)

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it (my father reflected in his garden)

Part of Miniclick’s ‘Another Way of Looking” programme, created in association with Brighton Photo Fringe and Brighton Photo Biennial 2014, this free event gives participants an opportunity to curate their own photo-book from a range of artists work – in photographs, prose, poetry, drawing, collage, etc, etc.

When: 11am-5pm, Saturday 25th October
Where: at The Miniclick Business Concern at 68MS, Middle Street, Brighton
 

Below is one of Miniclick’s documentary photographs of all the work ready waiting to be part of someone’s book.  And you can just about make out my photo in the middle of the shot (hanging sideways, behind the giant ear!)

As a photographer I think there’s something quite exciting about giving up a photograph to the unknown, for someone else can use it to tell their own story.

The Heart Grows Fonder - in action

The Heart Grows Fonder – in action (event documentation by Miniclick)

Here’s a link to the online gallery for the project.

My photograph is from ‘this table is sad because no one is sitting at it’, which employs a twin lens technique to consider the subjective experience of the everyday transitory moment. Click here to see more from this series on my LensCulture profile.

 

 

Honourable Mention for ‘No46 Bus (night), London’ at PH21 Gallery, Budapest

Posted in London Project / Traces, PH21 Gallery by npicola on October 12, 2014

‘No46 Bus (night), London’ has been awarded an honourable mention in the new group exhibition by PH21 Gallery – City.

This juried international photography exhibition explores how urban spaces provide intensified experiences, how we shape our environment and how we live in the environment we create for ourselves.

The exhibition runs from 14 October – 3 November at

PH21 Gallery
Szkéné Theatre
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
H-1111 Budapest
Műegyetem rkpt. 3.
 
No46 nightbus, London

No46 Bus (night), London

Of my photograph, the juror’s review says “Nicola Jayne Maskrey presents a vivid, colourful impression of the city by night. The composition is shaped by motion itself, in a way we never actually see but often imagine or remember seeing a city. The person in the picture is faceless; she enters and then immediately exits our life, remaining a mere passing memory.”

This image is a recent addition to my very long work in progress – London Project/Traces – you can see more images from this series as well as other work on my instagram page.

 

Here’s also a photograph of the installed exhibition – looking very sharp!

City installation - documentation by PH21 Gallery

City installation – documentation by PH21 Gallery

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it – on LensCulture Gallery

Posted in LensCulture, this table is sad... by npicola on October 9, 2014

Another of my images from ‘this table is sad because no one is sitting at it‘ has been included in LensCulture’s competition gallery!

This is the second image from the series that has been shared by LensCulture – you can see the other image here.

Here are some screengrabs:

Competition Gallery - mobile version

Competition Gallery – mobile version

 

As part of their Visual Storytelling Awards 2014, every day selected entrants are chosen by LensCulture’s editors for publication and recognition. They post these photos to their Competition Gallery and social media channels, reaching a global audience of over 700,000.

 

Competition Gallery - mobile version

Competition Gallery – web version

 

The LensCulture Visual Storytelling 2014 campaign aims to discover the best visual storytellers today,  searching for Documentary, Personal Stories, Photojournalism, Fictional Narratives, or any other photographic series that tell a story.

 

 

LensCulture homepage ticker

LensCulture homepage ticker

 

 

Chasing Shadows selected for LensCulture Editors Picks

Posted in Chasing Shadows, LensCulture, Ophelia #1-6 by npicola on October 6, 2014

LensCulture has selected my project Chasing Shadows for inclusion in the Editors Picks section of the Explore pages on their website!  Click here to see all of the Editors Picks, or you can  jump straight to my work.

Chasing Shadows (shutters)

Chasing Shadows (shutters)

LensCulture have also included my projects Chasing Shadows, and Ophelia, along with lots of other great work in their Explore pages under Black & White, and Alternative Processes, respectively.

Ophelia #1 - Polaroid emulsion lift

Ophelia #1 – Polaroid emulsion lift

LensCulture was established in 2004 to explore the diverse ways photography is used in the arts, media and daily life in cultures around the world. Now with a global audience of over 700,000 people, LensCulture has become one of the most authoritative resources for contemporary photography, committed to discovering and promoting the best of the global photography community. They look for exciting work from every continent, and from diverse points of view: documentary, fine art, nature, photojournalism, activism, street photography, sports, fashion, poetic, personal, abstract and human.

New works on Black Box Gallery’s digitaldarkroom-blog

Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon has presented some of my latest photographs in the Portfolio Project of their digitaldarkroom-blog.

flower meets fence

flower meets fence

The Black Box Gallery Portfolio Project promotes a selection of outstanding photographers work online.

North London street, reflected

North London street, reflected

Ophelia at Shape Arts Gallery, Westfield Stratford – 2 weeks left!

Posted in Ophelia #1-6, Shape Arts Gallery by npicola on October 3, 2014

The current group show at the Shape Arts Gallery, featuring Ophelia #1-4, has just 2 weeks left.

The exhibition is on until 18th October 2014, with work for sale by 20 artists – including etchings, photography, ceramics and paintings.

Ophelia #2

Ophelia #2

The Shape Arts gallery is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm,  at:

Westfield Stratford City, 91/92 The Street, London, E20 1EJ

(nearest station Stratford – Jubilee, Central, DLR, Overground lines)

Ophelia #1-4 at Shape Gallery until 18th October 2014

Ophelia #1-4 at Shape Gallery until 18th October 2014

Ophelia #1-6 is an exploration of the story of Shakespeare’s Ophelia, made in response to studying previous artistic interpretations of the text.  Combining underwater digital photography with alternative printing, this series studies the destruction and turmoil that lies beneath the romanticism and serenity suggested in traditional representations of her fate, both in image and process.

After creating these underwater photographs I repeatedly printed and re-photographed them using lo-fi techniques to intensify and degrade them. In the final stage I used the now discontinued Polaroid 669 film to make water-based emulsion lifts onto textured watercolour paper; the destructive yet delicate nature of the process continuing the themes of the subject matter.

Although only images 1-4 of Edition 7 are in the exhibition, you can request to purchase the full set of 6.

F-Stop Magazine’s Happy Accidents

I’m pleased to say that I have 3 images, in the October/November 2014 online group exhibition for F-Stop Magazine – Happy Accidents.

My images span 3 different projects that all feature plants photographed at night. Here’s one of them – a hydrangea caught in the wind in my own back garden.

Hydrangea on a windy night

Hydrangea on a windy night

Take a look at the whole group exhibition to see some great photographs from all over the place.

Here’s another image which came from my documentation of the Chasing Shadows projection at Hackney WickED! 2014.

Chasing Shadows in RED - Hackney WickED! 2014

Chasing Shadows in RED – Hackney WickED! 2014

F-STOP MAGAZINE is an online photography magazine featuring contemporary photography from established and emerging photographers from around the world. Each issue has a theme or an idea that the unites the photographs to create a dynamic dialogue among the artists.

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