Author: npicola

I am interested in the dichotomy between the transient and the permanent, and in tracking the passage and experience of time and place 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.

Flower Flower Water Light: Time to Think

I’m currently showing 2 images from Flower Flower Water Light as part of Time to Think, curated by Shutter Hub.

Time to Think is a photographic exhibition reflecting on the work of workmen in the 21st Century and celebrating female-identifying photographers.

145 female photographers / 435 images / 15 different countries

All showing at @festivalpilours St Gilles Croix de Vie, France, from 1st July to 31st August.

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A massive thank you also to Shutter Hub for using my image to promote the call for entry and exhibition – it’s a real privilege!

 

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Thought Atlas

Last month I took part in a really exciting, eclectic exhibition of photography, video and installation.  Curated by Heloise Bergman, Thought Atlas ran from 11th-16th June at Espacio Gallery, London.

I showed images from Flower Flower Water Light and Surrender the Land, as well as a projection of Cornish roads (hedges), in Flow.

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Obsolete and Discontinued book for sale!

The book, Obsolete and Discontinued is now for sale at £30.00 (including postage) via www.obsolete-discontinued.com

It’s received positive reviews in the British Journal of Photography, Amateur Photographer, and Black and White Photography Magazine, as well as Ted Forbes on the latest Art of Photography video (around 7.20).

Here’s my Lith print of Dennis’s Greenhouse in Black and White Photography Magazine, photograph courtesy of Mike Crawford.

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It really is a beautiful book, and a very eclectic collection of images too.  If you’re interested in alternative photographic processes – from Lith printing to Chemigrams and Lumen prints it’s well worth a look.

Encore: Shutter Hub OPEN in Amsterdam!

The 2018 Shutter Hub OPEN in London was such a success that the show has moved to Amsterdam for an encore lasting over a month! I’ve got two images in the exhibition, which is printed entirely on newsprint and looks stunning.

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The show opened on 7th December 2018 and will run until 21st January 2019.

It’s open daily from 10am-10pm at:

5&33 Gallery

Prins Hendrikkade 33

1012 TM AMSTERDAM

Find out more on the Shutter Hub website.

 

Of the land & us Takeover

I’ve taken over the Instagram feed for of the land & us from 12th to 17th November 2018.

Each day I’ll be sharing 2-3 images or videos along with some thoughts on my work.

Here’s a sample of what I’ve shared so far:

Come and find me over on Instagram and say hello 🙂

Shutter Hub Open!

Shutter Hub OPEN 2018
4th – 9th October
Old Truman Brewery, 11 Dray Walk, London E1 6QR

Private View: Thursday 5th October, 6-9pm

In collaboration with The Newspaper Club, Shutter Hub brings together international photographers in a selected exhibition of over 200 images. I’m very happy to have two images in the exhibition, and I’m excited to see how they’ll translate to newsprint.

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There will be an award for the ‘Best in Show’, where viewers will get to vote for their favourite photograph from the exhibition, and alongside the exhibition Shutter Hub will be hosting portfolio reviews in the gallery space.

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Glasshouse

 

Shutter Hub is a photography organisation providing opportunities, support and networking for creative photographers worldwide. They provide the chance for photographers to professionally promote their work, access high quality opportunities and make new connections within the photographic community, through their website, in-person meet ups and exhibitions.

The Newspaper Club helps you to make and print your own newspapers, giving you the tools to turn whatever you want into newsprint, quickly and easily.

The exhibition will be part of London Photomonth. Photomonth celebrates photography in galleries and venues across East London. The Festival aims to demonstrate the diversity of contemporary photography and reach the widest possible audience.

London Independent Photography Annual Exhibition

The London Independent Photography annual exhibition opens on Tuesday 2nd October!

The exhibition runs until Sunday 7th October at Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG; open Tuesday to Saturday from 1-7pm, and Sunday from 1-5pm.

The private view is on Thursday 5th October from 6-9pm.

I have two images from my series Flower Flower Water Light on show in the exhibition.

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Flower Flower Water Light

Throughout the exhibition there will also be a series of free evening talks, from Dafna Talmor, Peter Ainsworth, Thom Bridge and Alina Kisina.

The exhibition is part of Photomonth East London International Photography Festival so there are lots of great exhibitions to see in the area.

RPS 100 Heroines Nomination

Wow. I’ve just discovered that I’ve been nominated for The Royal Photographic Society’s 100 Heroines! http://www.rps100heroines.org/nominated-heroines/n/

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I have no idea who nominated me, or why, but I’m really honoured so if you’re reading this – thank you!  I’m genuinely stunned!

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Ophelia #3

2018 marks the centenary of women’s suffrage in the UK and @RPS100Heroines  have invited the public to nominate their photographic heroine to go forward as one of ‘s significant hundred heroines. Click here to nominate: rps.org/100nominate 

Obsolete and Discontinued – in the BJP, a book launch and an exhibition!

Obsolete and Discontinued is being made into a book!

The book is edited by project founder Mike Crawford and designed by Paul McKenzie Studio with an  introductory essay by Brigitte Lardinois. Published by Brovira Press the book is a limited edition run of 750 copies, cloth bound hardback, 128 pp, size: 28x24cm.

To support the project please do contribute to the O&D Crowdfunding campaign – as well as discounted copies you can buy limited edition postcards and prints from a selection of the featured artists.

The book launch is on Friday October 5th at Waterstones Bookshop Gallery, Gower Street, W1 – which will also mark the opening of a month long exhibition of all of the prints. Please do come along and check out the work in person, the prints are extra beautiful and some are wonderfully experimental.

This is my print for the project –

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Dennis’s greenhouse (silver gelatin lith print from mobile phone photograph – printed on out of date Agfa Brovira fibre based paper and using out of date lith developer)

And if that wasn’t enough excitement, the BJP featured Obsolete and Discontinued on their website as well as running an article in its February 2018 magazine!

RPS Hundred Heroines

I just wanted to say a big thank you to the Royal Photographic Society for sharing my work as part of their #HundredHeroines social media campaign.

2018 marks the centenary of women’s suffrage in the UK and @RPS100Heroines  have invited the public to nominate their photographic heroine to go forward as one of ‘s significant hundred heroines. Click here to nominate:  

In addition they invited female-identifying photographers to share their work to promote and celebrate women in photography today… which is where I’ve taken part.

Here are a few of the images, you can see the twitter thread in full here:  https://twitter.com/RPS100Heroines/status/1028938063538544640

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Ophelia #3

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Flower Flower Water Light

Chasing Shadows

Chasing Shadows – wire