Cornish Roads (hedges) in Flow

Interpretations: New solo exhibition at the Free Space Gallery!

The Free Space Gallery, Kentish Town is currently hosting a solo exhibition of my photographic based work! Running until 9th October, Interpretations features prints from 4 bodies of work:

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it

Chasing Shadows

Ophelia

Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow

Each series uses a different photographic/printmaking technique to study the passing of time from different emotional viewpoints.

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it

As well as showing prints from each series, I am also showing a book of images for ‘this table is sad because no one is sitting at it’.  This is the first time that I am exhibiting this work so I’m particularly excited.

Chasing Shadows - fence

Chasing Shadows – fence

The exhibition is open Monday-Friday, 9am-6.30pm until 9th October.

On Friday 4th September there will also be an open evening, from 6.30-9pm where I will also be showing projections of ‘Chasing Shadows’ and ‘this table is sad because no one is sitting at it’. Copies of the book will also shortly be available for sale – watch this space for more info.

Ophelia #1 - Polaroid emulsion lift

Ophelia #1 – Polaroid emulsion lift

Address:

First floor 2 Bartholomew Road London NW5 2BX

Directions:

Underground: Kentish Town (Northern Line)

Overground: Camden Town Road (North London Line)

Buses: 46, 134, C2

Cornish Roads (hedges) - in Flow, B3306

Cornish Roads (hedges) – in Flow, B3306

About the Free Space Gallery

Established in 2010 the Free Space Gallery works with local and national artists within the unique settings of the Kentish Town Health Centre and the Queens Crescent Practice, two NHS facilities in north London. The Free Space Gallery delivers a programme of free exhibitions, free creative workshops and events, an art therapy course and an artist in residence programme. All of their work is generously supported by the Kentish Town Improvement Fund.

Thank you to the Free Space Gallery for supporting my work!

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)

Ophelia

Adventures in a Suburban Garden

Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow

Ophelia 4

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

7th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards - People Culture and Daily Life

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

 

Winners gallery – Alternative Processes

7th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards - Finalist - Alternative Processes

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

 

 

Cornish Roads (hedges) in LensCulture Earth Awards

I’m really happy to say that LensCulture have shared an image from my series ‘Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow’ in the competition gallery for their Earth Awards 2015!

Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow

Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow – B3306

Shot entirely on an iphone5s ‘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. You can see the series in full on my LensCulture profile, and also my website.

Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow - LensCulture Eart Awards Competition Gallery

Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow – LensCulture Earth Awards Competition Gallery

The other work you can see here is by Christina and Eusebio Saenz De Santamaria, Christian Vizl, Joshua Sainana, and Heiko Hellwig.  To see more entries featured in the online gallery click here.

The inaugural LensCulture Earth Awards is their first call for photography focused on the planet. LensCulture are awarding $25,000 in cash grants as well as video projections at international photo festivals. From artful and conceptual examinations of our diverse relationships to Earth, to journalistic exposés of environmental concerns or the stories of the good work being done to address them, photography is a force that defines how we see—and live in—the world.

LensCulture is one of the most authoritative resources for contemporary photography. They are committed to discovering and promoting the best of the global photography community. They look for exciting work from every continent, and from diverse points of view: documentary, fine art, nature, photojournalism, activism, street photography, sports, fashion, poetic, personal, abstract and human.

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.

Cornish Roads… in Colour burst

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.

New works on Black Box Gallery’s digitaldarkroom-blog

Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon has presented some of my latest photographs in the Portfolio Project of their digitaldarkroom-blog.

flower meets fence

flower meets fence

The Black Box Gallery Portfolio Project promotes a selection of outstanding photographers work online.

North London street, reflected

North London street, reflected

Cornish Roads (hedges) in Lenscratch

This photograph from my series Cornish Roads (hedges) in Flow is in the latest online group exhibition  – Road Trip – from Lenscratch.

Cornish Roads (Hedges), A30 near Penzance, Cornwall

Cornish Roads (Hedges), A30 near Penzance, Cornwall

Road Trip features photographs captured near and far, in the car and along the way. There are some great photographs – to see them all click here

Showing work by emerging and established photographers, L E N S C R A T C H is considered one of the 10 Photography-Related blogs you should be reading by Source Review, Wired.com, Rangefinder and InStyle Magazine.

Cornish hedges in F-Stop Magazine, online now!

4 images from my new series – Cornish Roads (hedges) – have been selected for this month’s F-Stop Magazine’s August 2014 Group Exhibition, ‘On the Road’.

F-STOP MAGAZINE is an online photography magazine featuring contemporary photography from established and emerging photographers from around the world. Each issue has a theme or an idea that the unites the photographs to create a dynamic dialogue among the artists.

See the whole group exhibition here.

B3306

B3306 (ragwort, common sorrel, red campion, hedge woundwort)

Created using a mobile phone camera, this series documents a small sample of the vibrant hedges lining Cornwall’s 4,500 miles of twisting ancient roads that have grown out of simple tracks since Neolithic times. Although they appear wild, the original hedges are man-made and are tended on an annual basis.

Speeding through the flowers, leaves and grasses as they tumbled over each other, I was captivated by the vivid colours that reflected the abstract, modern art of the region.  I couldn’t help but acknowledge how fleeting my presence is in comparison to the many years that these flowers have bloomed.

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B3306 (bracken, cocks foot)

Cornish Roads (hedges) in Flow is a series within a larger body of work that I’m slowly building – Roadside Planting.   You can also see more images from this series and body of work on my twitter and instagram pages.

…late additions (Alma Street Fair today!)

Today!!   Sunday 27th July, from 12-7pm at Alma Street and Inkerman Road, NW5, London

As well as 5 complete sets (and a handful of single images) of the Ophelia series, I’ve some teeny tiny prints of other photographic works – some new, some not so new, and a couple of my old favourites too.

The Gloucester and Sharpness Canal

The Gloucester and Sharpness Canal

Perfect for small budgets, prints include a selection of interesting trees and plants, a striking section of rock (which reminds me of the Boyle family), and an impressive bird – a new image from the series Heralds (faded glory).

Heralds (faded glory)

Heralds (faded glory)

Regents Park, spring 2014

Regents Park, spring 2014

There’ll also be 6 prints from my new series Cornish Roads (hedges) in Flow – more information on this work later but here’s an image from the series:

Cornish B Roads (hedgerows)

Cornish B Roads (hedgerows)

There are two stages, and lots of lovely food and goodies for sale on Alma Street.

Inkerman Road is also transformed into an outdoor art gallery filled with exhibitions, print sales and art workshops.  This is where you’ll find me from 12-7pm.

 

You can follow this year’s festival on twitter: @AlmaStreetFair

Or you can read more about it here: http://www.kentishtowner.co.uk/2014/07/23/alma-street-fair-back-back-back-plus-two-check/