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.

NJMaskrey Hon Ment IPA one shot Home

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)


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.


Cornish Roads (hedges) in Life Framer Award!

This image from my series Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow was selected for the winners shortlist of 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.

2014 Mobile Photography Awards – Honourable Mention

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.

Chasing Shadows at Islington Exhibits – documentation

Thanks to Rowan Arts and Islington Exhibits 2013 for giving me the opportunity; this installation is something I’d wanted to create for a long time.

Here are some documentary images, and some footage (without sound), and a record of viewer comments.


Chasing Shadows - time based installation

Chasing Shadows – time based installation – documentation 1

Chasing Shadows - time based installation

Chasing Shadows – time based installation – documentation 2

 Some of the lovely comments left by visitors:

“Exquisitely, skilfully crafted photographs. I love the movement, the merging of one image and sense into another.  You have a gift for finding such serene beauty in the easy to pass by scenes of everyday life.”

“I liked the rambling impact of nature against buildings.  The urban mundanity and beauty, emphasised by plants, trees, shadows, walls, windows makes my senses dream.”

“It perfectly demonstrates how things are really out of our control.”

“Has a strangely compelling quality – the way the images move through a journey – and each time you look you find yourself drawn in further.”

“I love the way the prints almost pour into each other.  It’s very hypnotic.”

“It is wonderful the way that very ordinary everyday things are transformed into something very mysterious.”

“I could feel the same dreamlike gaze that you must have had on your night walk.  It took me back to memories of my own walks at night time – the larger than life plants, the dark leaves but bright flowers.  For some reason I find the vegetation says more at night and that really came across through the texture and light and shade.”


I had a great time meeting people and seeing/hearing their responses, and I learned so much more about the work from those interactions. Thanks everyone!

To see the full series take a look at my website.  If you’re interested exhibiting or buying my work please click here to get in touch.

If you want to find out more about Islington Exhibits 2013 take a look at this video

Islington Exhibits – promotional images

As well as commissioning my first solo show, Rowan Arts selected one of my photographs to use as the poster image for the whole Islington Exhibits festival! Here are some examples…

Placement on websites:

London Artists Quarter:


I’m really pleased with how they used it for the programme’s; it’s so well designed.

Poster/postcard/cover image (design by Rowan Arts):

Islington Exhibits 2013 cover image

Chasing Shadows – shutters (Islington Exhibits 2013 programme cover image)

Programme insert (design by Rowan Arts):

Islington Exhibits 2013 programme insert 2

Chasing Shadows – shutters (Islington Exhibits 2013 programme insert)

Wowee, we’re in the paper!

A really nice article by Islington Tribune/Camden Review about mine and Bekki Perriman‘s shows:

For more information on my exhibition click here.

Here’s another picture from the series


Chasing Shadows – wire window

For more information on Islington Exhibits 2013 click here

Islington Exhibits is produced by Rowan Arts with support from Cripplegate Foundation, Arts Council England and Islington Council.

Chasing Shadows – time based installation: Islington Exhibits 2013

From 15th-31st July 2013 Chasing Shadows will be shown as a large scale time based installation – a solo show as part of Islington Exhibits 2013.  For more information on the exhibition click here.

The installation, in an otherwise uninhabited space, is a large scale single screen projection in which frozen moments are  re-presented as transitory echoes of the original, each dissolving into the next in a slow, rhythmic loop.

This is a test of the projection at the point of near completion.  The projection is lined up exactly onto an area of the wall painted white, which is what makes it stand out so vividly from its surroundings.


Chasing Shadows – shutters (test – time based installation)

The exhibition was commissioned as the winner of one of two Artists Awards.  For more information on the Artists Awards click here.

The exhibition is open every day from 10am-6pm every day until 31st July, at Unit 38 The Studios, Hornsey Street, London N7 8GR. Information here.

For more information on the exhibitions all across Islington click here.  There are also curated walks and events, including guided talks of the Award Winners show.  For information click here.

Islington Exhibits is produced by Rowan Arts with support from Cripplegate Foundation, Arts Council England and Islington Council.

Islington Exhibits sneak preview

The programme launches 15th July!  Here’s a picture of a test image earlier in the week:


Chasing Shadows – wisteria wall (test – time based installation)

Visit Unit 38, Hornsey St, London N7 to see the end result. 10am-6pm, every day.

Chasing Shadows is part of Islington Exhibits, an initiative to unlock hidden venues in Islington and give artists and craftspeople a space to display their work. It takes place on 15-31 July 2013.   Visit for more information and the full programme of exhibitions and events.

Islington Exhibits is produced by Rowan Arts with support from Cripplegate Foundation, Arts Council England and Islington Council.

Islington Exhibits 2013 Awards Announced!

The Awards for Islington Exhibits 2013 has been announced.  To see the full line up click here and here

Here’s another image that I’ll be showing:


Chasing Shadows – shutters

To see the rest of the Chasing Shadows series click here

Islington Exhibits 2013

After a nice long break where I stepped back from exhibiting in favour of taking lots of photographs without looking at them, I have won one of two Artists Awards in Islington Exhibits 2013, running from 15th-31st July!

For this exhibition I will be revisiting Chasing Shadows as a large scale, site specific installation.


Chasing Shadows – fence

For more information on Islington Exhibits click here

To see the rest of the Chasing Shadows series click here