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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 other exhibitions, 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.

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.

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.

 

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

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 exhibitions, other print 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.

 

 

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