Awards

Flower Flower Water Light in the Life Framer Collection

My series Flower Flower Water Light has been featured in the Life Framer Collection!

Curated by the Life Framer editors, the collection is an online art space dedicated to talented photographers from the Life Framer community, celebrating diverse photographic stories.

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Flower Flower Water Light is a travel diary of chaotic beauty and colourful abstraction, documenting a journey through the landscapes of the UK, France, and Spain. 

I began this series in a direct attempt to escape from what felt like a particularly angry and fearful time in the UK in the dual contexts of Brexit and austerity. I’d really had enough and just wanted to visually and emotionally lose myself in my connection to the land. Coincidentally though, I reached the Catalonian landscape at the height of its own independence referendum, reminiscent of what I was trying to leave behind.  

Avoiding deliberate regional classification I allowed the images to form chronologically throughout my journey, thereby unifying the three countries into one emotional state.  I used triple exposures on 35mm slide film to randomly blend and overlay flowers, plants, and the land with the ripples of sunlight on the surface of the sea, recording my experiences in a series of ethereal images that emulate memory and movement through time and place.  

I was liberated by this loss of control in giving myself over to the process and its chance elements. The individual components of the image spill out of the graphic misalignment of the frames, extending beyond the confines of the lens. The light on the water simoutlaneously  distills and obscures my memories. And water, in its component elements, its different states and as a whole, universally connects us to everything.

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London Independent Photography – Highlighted Photographer!

The 2018 London Independent Photography exhibition opens this week – I’m astonished and incredibly excited to have been selected as the Highlighted Photographer with my series ‘Surrender the Land’

I have 4 photographs on display, these are two of them.

The exhibition is open from Wednesday 6th December until Monday 11th December 2018.

Opening times Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-6pm and Monday 11am-5pm

The address is The Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QR (entrance at street level)

London Independent Photography is a community organisation for amateur and professional photographers with more than 500 members. Our activities are designed to bring together photographers with different interests and levels of expertise who wish to develop their personal approach to photography, improve their skills and gain recognition for their work. The LIP Annual Exhibition, now in its 29th year, provides a platform for members to exhibit their best work to be shared with a wider public audience.

A series of talks and events will feature throughout the exhibition period, with leading figures from the photographic world including: Dewi Lewis the celebrated photobook publisher; Simon Roberts, an outstanding landscape photographer with an emphasis on human geography; Tanya Houghton, presenting her project ‘A Migrant’s Tale’ – a collection of narrative explorations told through the language of food; a panel discussion on ‘The Street Today’, and more.

Find out more here: http://www.londonphotography.org.uk/

A huge thanks to London Independent Photography and Gemma Barnett of The Photographers Galleryfor selecting my work, and I can’t wait to see all the brilliant photography on display.

The Photographers’ Gallery was founded in 1971 as the first public gallery in the UK dedicated to the medium. It remains a leader in the presentation and exploration of photography in all its forms.  It has been instrumental in promoting photography’s pivotal and influential role in culture and society and ensuring its position as a significant art form.

 

Update – after the exhibition…

It was great to take part in this year’s exhibition. I was also invited to be part of the presentation and panel discussion on The Street Today, with award winning mobile phone photographer Olly Lang, course leader of Goldsmiths International MA in Photography and Urban Cultures Paul Halliday, and the wonderful John Comino-James.  I really enjoyed learning about their different approaches and also sharing my own work and views on Street Photography.

So here’s a MASSIVE thanks to everyone at London Independent Photography for the award and the opportunity to be involved.  Here’s a photo of my prints in situ:

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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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Cornish Roads (hedges) – in Flow, B3306

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.

 

Berlin Foto Biennale 2016

I’m really happy to have 3 images in the Berlin Foto Biennale 2016, opening on 6th October!

The Berlin Foto Biennale and 4th Biennale of Fine Art and Documentary Photography, features a staggering 1200 images from 460 artists from 41 countries.

The images I’m exhibiting all achieved finalist in the 7th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards for Women Photographers. They are from the following bodies of work (click on the links to find out more about them):

 

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7th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards – Finalist – Still Life and Abstractions

The exhibition is at the Palazzo Italia in the centre of Berlin, not far from the Brandenburg Gate, at Unter den Linden 10, on the corner of Charlottenstrasse.  

It runs from 6th-30th October, open every day between 12pm-7pm, except Thursdays when it is open until 9pm.

 

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7th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards – Finalist – Alternative Processes

 

JMC Digital Manipulation

7th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards – Finalist – Digital Manipulation

The Biennale is an associate partner of the European Month of Photography in Berlin, and also features a guest exhibition of Magnum Photographer Steve McCurry’s work, as well as a solo exhibition from Yusuke Suzuki, Gala Awards’ Emerging Talent.

Thank you to the Biennale for including my work, and congratulations to everyone taking part!

Life Framer Edition II Annual

The Life Framer Edition II Annual is out now and selling like hot cakes!  From a limited edition run of 300, I think there’s now about 30 copies left for sale.

Featuring images from 100 photographers, the annual includes my photograph from Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow, one of the shortlisted winners for the theme Colours.

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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.

Cornish Roads in Life Framer London Exhibition

‘Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow – B3306’ is part of the Life Framer Awards London Exhibition, at the Menier Gallery.

  • The exhibition runs from 7th to 16th January 2016
  • Address: Menier Gallery // 51 Southwark St, London SE1 1RU
  • Opening times: 11:00 to 18:00 (closed Sunday)
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Cornish Roads (hedges) – in Flow, B3306

The exhibition features winners and selected shortlisted photographers. from the 2015 Life Framer Awards.  My image was awarded one of the Honourable Mentions in the Colours category.

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Life Framer Awards London Exhibition – January 2016

The above image, from Life Framer, shows a section of the exhibition with my image in it. Below you can see the really clever presentation – using a section of the photograph to frame it.

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Innovative presentation

Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow‘ is an abstract study of time, colour and movement in the vibrant hedges of Cornwall’s ancient, winding roads. The series also explores the Flow State – where your attention is so focused that existence is temporarily suspended as you become one with an activity.

Life Framer is a photography award designed to source and showcase beautiful and honest photography from amateur, emerging and established photographers all over the world. Thank you for the chance to be part of this great exhibition!

Cornish Roads at Life Framer X Juraplatz

One of my images from Cornish Roads (Hedges), in Flow has been included in the LIFE FRAMER X JURAPLATZ Exhibition in Biel, Switzerland!

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Cornish Roads (hedges) – in Flow, B3306

 

Dates: 12-18 December 2015

Venue: Juraplatz Art Space // Juraplatz, 2502 Biel/Bienne, Switzerland

The exhibition features winners and selected shortlisted photographers. from the 2015 Life Framer Awards.  Life Framer is a photography award designed to source and showcase beautiful and honest photography from amateur, emerging and established photographers.

My image was awarded one of the Honourable Mentions in the Colours category.

Juraplatz is a nonprofit independent Public Art Space and works as a satellite for international artists and festivals. It has been hosting  exhibitions such as Joan Fontcuberta (Hasselblad Award 2013) and Timo Arnall and Augustin Rebetez (Foam Magazine Talent 2013).

2015 iPhone Photography Awards – Honourable Mention

One of my photographs from my Roadside Planting sketch series has been awarded an Honourable Mention in the Nature Category of the 2015 iPhone Photography Awards!

To see all of the winning entries in the Nature Category go to www.ippawards.com/2015-winners-nature – Congratulations to all the other winners!

My photograph was taken during a winter family walk in Cam, Gloucestershire.  Below is a shot of my photo on the IPPAWARDS page:

Honourable Mention for #roadsideplanting - IPPAwards 2015

Honourable Mention for #roadsideplanting – IPPAwards 2015

The iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) is the first and longest running iPhone photography competition. Founded in 2007, IPPAWARDS has been celebrating the creativity of iPhone photographers since the iPhone first began to inspire, excite and engage users worldwide.

Every year since then, IPPAWARDS has selected the very best shots among thousands of images submitted by iPhone photographers from 120 countries around the world. Winners are selected by esteemed jury members in a multi-step process.

Finalist in 7th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards!

I’m quite astonished and really happy to say that my photographs have achieved Finalist in 4 categories of the 7th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards for Women Photographers!

The selected photographs are each from 4 different projects (click on the links to find out about each series):

London Project/Traces (work in progress)

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Adventures in a Suburban Garden

Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow

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Ophelia 4

 

Part of the Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, the Julia Margaret Cameron Award is addressed to professional and non professional women photographers worldwide. With 17 categories, Photographers are invited to submit work in all mediums, styles, and schools of thought.

This year 1203 photographers from 51 countries submitted 6804 images. Congratulations to all the other winning entries!

 

I was Finalist in the following categories; click on the links to see the whole selection:

Winners gallery – People, Culture and Daily Life

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No48 nightbus, London (from London Project/Traces) – Finalist – People Culture and Daily Life

 

Winners gallery – Alternative Processes

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Ophelia 4 (from Ophelia) – Finalist – Alternative Processes

 

Winners gallery – Digital Manipulation

7th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards - Finalist - Digital Manipulation

Untitled (from Adventures in a Suburban Garden) – Finalist – Digital Manipulation

 

Winners gallery – Still Life and Abstractions

7th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards - Finalist - Still Life and Abstractions

Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow (B3306-1) – Finalist – Still Life and Abstractions

 

 

Honourable Mention in 2015 IPA One Shot!

My photograph ‘North London street, reflected’ has been awarded an Honourable Mention in the 2015 IPA One Shot Competition!

The International Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for professional, non-professional, and student photographers on a global scale, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today.

North London street, reflected

North London street, reflected

The theme of the competition was ‘Home’, with photographers invited to submit a single image.  The three categories were Perception, Person, or Place.  Here’s a link to the full list of all of the IPA One Shot Honourable Mentions

And here are the IPA One Shot Winners – Congratulations to them!

Here’s a screenshot of my work in the Place section of the Honourable Mentions list – also including Lucian Parvulescu and Mitja Kobal – I love the richness of both their photographs.

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excerpt from IPA Honourable Mentions list

Here’s another screenshot of my photograph with it’s description (click here to read on the IPA webpage)

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Screenshot of IPA page

The International Photography Awards is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, a non-profit, charitable foundation whose mission is to honor master photographers, discover and cultivate emerging talent and promote the appreciation of photography worldwide. The annual programming of Lucie Foundation is funded largely though the International Photography Awards, including the signature event, the Lucie Awards.