Author: npicola

My practice takes place in the dialogue between the inner self and the every day. I am interested in the dichotomy between the transient and the permanent, and in tracking the passage and experience of time through process and subject matter. My approach is very process driven, using analogue and digital technologies to create a unique mood and energy in my work. Born in Sheffield, UK I currently live in London, UK. I hold a BA (Hons) Fine Art (Combined and Media Arts) from Sheffield Hallam University, and an HNC in Photography from City of Westminster College. I won the Islington Exhibits Artists Award in 2013 and my work has since been recognised internationally, including the iPhone Photography Awards, Mobile Photography Awards, Life Framer Awards, International Photography Awards (One Shot), and the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers. Selected works are represented for publication by Millennium Images (London) and Getty istock. 2016 group exhibitions include the Life Framer Awards, ShutterHub Open and Bright exhibitions, Obsolete and Discontinued at Revela T and Cologne, the Berlin Foto Biennale of Fine Art and Documentary Photography, and The Curated Fridge.

Cornish roads (hedges), in Flow – projection; in Traces

I’m really excited to finally have the opportunity to show Cornish roads (hedges), in Flow as a projection!

I’m taking part in the group exhibition ‘Traces’ at the Free Space Gallery, Kentish Town. Featuring 17 artists the exhibition runs from 22nd June – 17th July 2017, open Monday-Friday 9am-6.30pm (5pm on Fridays).

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Traces

Our lives are the sum of millions of moments colliding to make up the past, present and the future. But what traces do these moments leave behind and how do they impact the people we are?

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Exhibiting Artists

Alessandra Rinaudo, Andy Weiner, Antonia Attwood, Cina Aissa,
Christopher Kelly, Daniel Regan, Julia Schuster, Marcus Boyle, Maria Trimikliniotis, Naomi Woddis, Nicola Jayne Maskrey, Paloma Tendero, Rebekah Dean, Silvia Gentili, Sisi Burn and Tessa Cooney.

With a special choreographed performance on the opening night by Paola Napolitano.

The artists are all members of a monthly peer group artists exploring health and wellbeing in their practice, often covering complex and emotional experiences. Find out more about the group here.

About Cornish roads (hedges), in Flow

Set in the southern tip of Cornwall, this series explores colour, time, movement and the relationship between the artist and the land. This timed projection emphasises the transient nature of the moment in which the photographs were made, and restores a sense of the movement inherent in the subject and process.

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

About the Free Space Project

The Free Space Project is an arts and well-being charity providing arts activities, therapies, exhibitions and residencies across two NHS sites in north London. Established in 2010, our aim is to relieve mental and physical suffering through the use of the arts.

Cornish roads (hedges), in Flow at Fix Photo Festival

This image from my series Cornish roads (hedges), in Flow has been awarded Expert Choices 3rd place in the Harmony category for the FIX Photo Festival Open exhibition!

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Hosted by Photocrowd, the judges for the FIX Photo Festival Expert Choice Awards are Laura Noble – curator and director of LA Noble Gallery, Magnum Photographer Chris Steele-Perkins, photographer/writer/filmmaker Lottie Davies, and Ben Brain – editor of Digital Camera Magazine. Of my photograph, the judges said:

“We loved the fractured light which felt harmonious from the lyrical visuals, we all thought of music when we saw this. The palette works really well and gives it an expressionistic tone. A really great stylistic use of the photographic form.”

The Experts also Commended another of my photographs from this series. You can see both of my photographs and all of the other winning photographs on Photocrowd.

Thank you to the judges for selecting my work and for their lovely feedback! I’m really excited to be part of the festival. Here are the details:

Exhibition dates: 12th – 21st May 2017 (free entry)

Venue: Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London SE1 9PH

Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 11:00 – 20:30, except Monday 15th when the gallery closes at 18:00.

Cornish roads (hedges), in Flow is an abstract study of time, colour, movement, and the Flow state; shot on an iPhone5s around the southern tip of Cornwall. To see more from this series, or to find out more about my work please take a look at my website.

FIX Photo is produced and curated by LANG Director Laura Noble. This free exhibition of photography includes works by an array of domestic and international talent. FIX Photo celebrates the many facets of the medium in all its guises. Accompanied by pop-ups and a programme of events, there are creative discoveries for everyone.

 

London Project / Traces in Motion

This image from my series London Project / Traces will be part of the Motion exhibition at PH21 Gallery, Budapest.


The exhibition opens on 9th February and runs until 7th March 2017, open Wednesday–Saturday: 2–6 p.m. and by appointment

You can visit it at PH21 Gallery, Ráday Street: PH21 Gallery, H-1092 Budapest, Ráday u. 55.

I’m very happy to have my work in the exhibition. 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.

Chasing Shadows and Ophelia in the LensCulture Explore pages

LensCulture have 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.

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Chasing Shadows (steps) – silver gelatin lith print

 

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LensCulture Explore – black and white

 

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Ophelia #1 – Polaroid emulsion lift

 

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LensCulture Explore – alternative processes

Established in 2004, LensCulture has a global audience of over 700,000 people, and is one of the most authoritative resources for contemporary photography, committed to discovering and promoting the best of the global photography community.

Thank you LensCulture for supporting my work!

LensCulture Network

Thank you LensCulture for inviting me to join the LensCulture Network!

The LensCulture Network is an invitation only community of exceptional photographers (their words!) Members have either won awards, grants or fellowships from respected organisations worldwide, or have been among the top 5% of highly-rated entries to LensCulture competitions.

You can see photographers’ work on the LensCulture Network Gallery – here’s a screenshot of my project – Chasing Shadows on there:

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There’s some absolutely wonderful work on the gallery page; it’s a real privilege to be included alongside so many great photographers!

Here’s also a link to my LensCulture profile.

Launched in 2014 by Jim Casper, LensCulture has become one of the most authoritative resources for contemporary photography, committed to discovering and promoting the best of the global photography community.

London Project / Traces on The Curated Fridge!

One of my favourite images from London Project / Traces has been selected for the December 2016/January 2017 exhibition by The Curated Fridge.

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Untitled – London Project / Traces

The Curated Fridge is the brainchild of Yorgos Efthymiadis, a unique project with the aim of celebrating fine art photography and connecting photographers from around the world.

This exhibition was guest curated by Elin Spring – founder, editor and head writer of the photography blog “What Will You Remember?”, featuring exhibit reviews, curator and artist interviews, book reviews and commentary.

Here’s a photograph of The Curated Fridge in its entirety – my photograph is on the bottom door. You can see all of the photographer’s work on their websitefacebook page, and on their instagram feed.

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The Curated Fridge, by The Curated Fridge

Here’s also a link to their lovely video of afternoon shadows  coincidentally framing my image of afternoon shadows on the bottom door:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/thecuratedfridge/videos/

My photograph is from a sketch-series of images exploring the light, shadows, and layers of reflections that appear momentarily in my everyday environment, documenting the juxtaposition of plants and trees – cultivated and wild – with built structures.

To find out more about The Curated Fridge take a look at this interesting article on Lenscratch.

Thank you Yorgos and Elin for including my work in this show!

 

 

Obsolete and Discontinued in Cologne

The Obsolete and Discontinued project that I am participating in is exhibiting in Cologne, Germany this winter.

Led by the amazing London based photographer, printer, and alternative processes expert Mike Crawford the project celebrates the unique features and potential of analogue photography, using out of date and discontinued photographic papers, some of which were 20-30 years old.

The project features work by about 50 photographic artists all over the world, including members of the London Alternative Photography Collective.  This is my image, a contact print from an iphone5s photograph.

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Dennis’s Greenhouse – lith print onto Agfa Brovira paper

Exhibition details:

  • The exhibition runs from 4th November 2016-3rd February 2017.
  • It is open Monday – Friday from 9am-6pm by appointment
  • Location: schaelpic photokunstbar in the studio for media design
    Schanzenstr. 27, 51063 Cologne

Here are some installation shots of the exhibition:

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Installation Photograph by Mike Crawford

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Installation photograph by Mike Crawford

Here’s a link to the website for the exhibition – it’s in German but Google can translate it: http://schaelpic.de/Stilllegung/Obsolete-Discontinued/

And here’s a pdf of the exhibition invite, featuring the very beautiful Chemigram by Almudena Romero:  obsolete_ko_ln_einladung