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Evergreen: Mobile Photo Network / Format Festival 2015

Posted in Format Festival by npicola on April 12, 2015

My photograph Evergreen was selected for the Mobile Photo Network’s #formatevidence interactive exhibition at this year’s Format International Photography festival!

Evergreen

Evergreen

 

MPN made 4 curated selections over the 4 weeks of the festival – this was in week 2.  To see the full list of photographers included here click through to the image on instagram. From there you can also see the other 3 curated displays.

Mobile Photography Network / Format Festival #format evidence

Mobile Photography Network / Format Festival #format evidence

Throughout FORMAT festival, MPN invited instagram users to submit photographs on the theme of personal evidence.  They printed the best images that explored the theme of EVIDENCE in original and insightful ways, for exhibition from 13th March – 12th April 2015.

This interactive exhibition invited participants to select a photograph and engage with the photographer by reworking the image.  Camdiary made this great reinterpretation of mine (here it is on instagram):

Camdiary's abstract reinterpretion

Camdiary’s abstract reinterpretation

 

And finally, here’s the full selection of curated images from across the 4 weeks (see it on instagram here):

#formatevidence MPN full selection

#formatevidence MPN full selection

 

Thank you to Mobile Photo Network and Format Festival for the opportunity to take part!

Founded by Oliver Lang and Misho Baranovi,  Mobile Photo Network is dedicated to quality mobile photography. You can find them on instagram here.

FORMAT is one of the UK’s leading international contemporary festivals of photography and related media. FORMAT organises a year round programme of international commissions, open calls, residencies, conferences and collaborations in the UK and internationally. The 2013 festival welcomed over 100,000 visitors from all over the world.

Cornish Roads (hedges) in LensCulture Earth Awards

Posted in Cornish Roads (hedges) in Flow, LensCulture by npicola on April 12, 2015

I’m really happy to say that LensCulture have shared an image from my series ‘Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow’ in the competition gallery for their Earth Awards 2015!

Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow

Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow – B3306

Shot entirely on an iphone5s ‘Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow’ is an abstract study of time, colour, movement, and the flow-state, captured in the vibrant hedges that line some of Cornwall’s twisting ancient roads.

You can see the series in full on my LensCulture profile, and also my website.

Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow - LensCulture Eart Awards Competition Gallery

Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow – LensCulture Earth Awards Competition Gallery

The other work you can see here is by Christina and Eusebio Saenz De Santamaria, Christian Vizl, Joshua Sainana, and Heiko Hellwig.  To see more entries featured in the online gallery click here.

The inaugural LensCulture Earth Awards is their first call for photography focused on the planet. LensCulture are awarding $25,000 in cash grants as well as video projections at international photo festivals. From artful and conceptual examinations of our diverse relationships to Earth, to journalistic exposés of environmental concerns or the stories of the good work being done to address them, photography is a force that defines how we see—and live in—the world.

LensCulture is one of the most authoritative resources for contemporary photography. They are 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.

flower meets fence meets Spring/New Beginnings

Posted in f-stop magazine, roses and other flowers and plants that i like by npicola on April 6, 2015

Two of my photographs are in the online group exhibition of the latest F-Stop Magazine – Spring/New Beginnings. Check out the whole exhibition here.

Here’s one of my photographs, taken on Painswick Beacon:

flower meets fence (Painswick Beacon)

flower meets fence (Painswick Beacon)

F-STOP MAGAZINE is an online photography magazine featuring contemporary photography from established and emerging photographers from around the world. Founded in 2003 and published online, bi-monthly, each issue has a theme or an idea that the unites the photographs to create a dynamic dialogue among the artists.

 

 

Cornish Roads (hedges) shortlisted for Life Framer Award!

Posted in Awards, Cornish Roads (hedges) in Flow by npicola on March 19, 2015

This image from my series Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow was shorlisted for Theme 5 – Colours of the Life Framer Edition II Award, judged by Evgeny Tchebotarev – cofounder of the 500px online photography community.

The series is an abstract study of time, colour, movement, and the flow-state, captured in the vibrant hedges that line some of Cornwall’s twisting ancient roads.  Of the image, Life Framer said:

“Photographic cubism? The blurred memory of an artwork? Or that same artwork for a drifting mind? The image is abstract enough to disguise the subject, lost in motion, but the resulting colours and shapes are beautiful – both on the surface and in a way that encourages you to sink into them. It’s a clever photographic technique, brilliantly realised.”

Cornish Roads (hedges) - in Flow, B3306

Cornish Roads (hedges) – in Flow – B3306

Life Framer is an award designed to source and showcase outstanding photography from amateur, emerging and established photographers, aiming to bring exposure to talented photographers from all over the world.

500px is aimed at aspiring and professional photographers, with 10 million monthly active users. It is an incredible place to find inspiration and connect photographers with one another.

this table is sad… at The Heart Grows Fonder / FORMAT 2015

Posted in Format Festival, other print publications, this table is sad... by npicola on March 12, 2015

Miniclick are holding another of their great The Heart Grows Fonder interactive book-making exhibitions in association with the Artist’s Book Cooperative (ABC) at FORMAT 2015.

This image from my series ‘this table is sad because no one is sitting at it’ will be included

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)

Following FORMAT 2015’s theme of Evidence, this years workshop will take the form of a crime zine. Photographs will be shown in a live evolving exhibition (THE WALL), and used in a ‘zine-making workshop (CRIME ‘ZINE) during the opening weekend of FORMAT 2015.

Here are the workshop details:

Where: St. Werburgh’s Church, Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1UZ

When: Saturday 14th March, 10.30am-5pm

Cost: FREE, drop in

FORMAT International Photography Festival presents a selection of the best of international photography in a diverse programme of exhibitions and events. FORMAT is curated by Louise Clements, Artistic Director of QUAD & FORMAT, hosted & organised by QUAD and the University of Derby.

Brighton based photography organisation Miniclick curates free talks and discussions, hosts participatory events, workshops and exhibitions and publishes affordable photography books and ‘zines with the remit of being open and accessible to all, experimenting with different ways of looking at images and focusing on stories and ideas instead of kit and cameras.

Ophelia in Aura

Posted in Ophelia #1-6, other exhibitions by npicola on March 8, 2015

Today I was really pleased to find out that Ophelia #3 from my Ophelia series was selected for the group show ‘Aura’ at LightBox Photographic Gallery in Astoria, Oregon, USA.

Featuring 50 ethereal images from all over the world, the show ran from October 11th to November 4th 2014.  It’s a lovely space and I’m thrilled to be part of this exhibition.

Ophelia #3

Ophelia #3

LightBox Photographic Gallery was established in June 2009 to provide a center for the promotion of creative and alternative photography on the North Coast of Oregon. LightBox provides a venue where photographic artists may exhibit their work, share their vision, and inspire other photographers and individuals, and strives to exhibit a diversity of photographic styles and processes, to educate in these techniques and methods, and to influence the community in the recognition of photography as fine art.

 

2014 Mobile Photography Awards – Honourable Mention

Posted in Awards, London Project / Traces by npicola on February 7, 2015

I’m really pleased to say that my photograph ‘No46 nightbus, London’ has been given an Honourable Mention in the Transportation category of the 2014 Mobile Photography Awards!

No46 nightbus, London

No46 nightbus, London

The Mobile Photography Awards is the world’s largest competition and touring exhibition for mobile photography and art.  The awards were founded in 2011 to recognize and celebrate the talent and imagery of the mobile photo & art communities.

Cornish Roads… in Colour burst

Posted in Cornish Roads (hedges) in Flow, PH21 Gallery by npicola on February 4, 2015

Two images from my newest body of work ‘Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow‘ have been selected for inclusion in the exhibition Colour burst by PH21 Gallery, Budapest. Colour burst is a juried international exhibition of photographs that use colour as an integral, formative aspect of their photographic meaning – colour by signficance.

To see all the photographs in the exhibition click here: Colour burst

The exhibition runs from February 19 – March 11, 2015  at PH21 Gallery’s new gallery space in Ráday Street: PH21 Gallery, H-1085 Budapest, Ráday u. 55.

Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow: A30 near Penzance, Cornwall

Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow: A30 near Penzance, Cornwall

Shot entirely on an iphone 5s, ‘Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow’ is an abstract study of time, colour, movement, and the flow-state, captured in the vibrant hedges that line some of Cornwall’s twisting ancient roads.  to see more from this series take a look at my website. Flow, as defined by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, is “completely focused intrinsic motivation” in which your attention is so focused that “body and identity disappear from consciousness” and “existence is temporarily suspended” as you “become one with the activity”.  Here is a really interesting TED talk from Csíkszentmihályi about Flow and happiness. PH21 Gallery is a contemporary exhibition space established in 2012 in Budapest, Hungary. The mission of the gallery is to provide group and solo exhibition opportunities and international exposure for contemporary photographers around the world.

this table is sad… Contemplation

Posted in PH21 Gallery, this table is sad... by npicola on January 6, 2015

An image from my series ‘this table is sad because no one is sitting at it‘ will be in the exhibition ‘Contemplation‘ at PH21 Gallery, Budapest.

Featuring an eclectic mix of work from photographers all over the world, the exhibition explores the contemplative nature of photography.

The exhibition is from 8th-28th January 2015 at

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

The private view is on 8th January – to find out more take a look at the PH21 Gallery facebook page.

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it

PH21 Gallery is a contemporary exhibition space established in 2012 in Budapest, Hungary. The mission of the gallery is to provide group and solo exhibition opportunities and international exposure for contemporary photographers around the world.

To find out more about the exhibition, or to see other works click here.

To see more image from my series please take a look at my website.

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

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