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Dennis’s greenhouse (silver gelatin lith print from mobile phone photograph – printed on out of date Agfa Brovira fibre based paper and using out of date lith developer)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

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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

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Chasing Shadows – wire

 

 

 

 

 

Because We Can! Shutter Hub at Festival Pil’Ours

The Shutter Hub exhibition Because We Can opened on 8th July at Festival Pil’ours, Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, France – it runs until 31st August 2018.

Images from my projects Chasing Shadows and Flower Flower Water Light both feature in this group exhibition by 70 artists from all over the world, curated by Karen Harvey – Creative Director at Shutter Hub and designed by Tim Jukes.

You can read more about Shutter Hub’s collaboration with Festival Pil’Ours here.

Chasing Shadows

Festival Pil’Ours is a unique annual international festival showcasing the work of female-identifying photographers, taking place outdoors for 2 months – making the photographs visible and accessible to everyone who visits the town. Works can be found by chance, or by using a detailed map available throughout the town.

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Shutter Hub is a photography organisation providing opportunities, support and networking for creative photographers worldwide. They help photographers to professionally promote their work, access high quality opportunities and make new connections within the photographic community.

I’ll be visiting Festival Pil’Ours in it’s last week of exhibition – I can’t wait to see all the amazing photographs there!

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Image courtesy of Shutter Hub.

 

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.

Instagram takeover – of the land & us

of the land & us have invited me to take over their Instagram feed from 17th-22nd April 2018.

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I’ll be sharing 3 images each day from a number of my projects, based on a different theme each day.

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of the land & us is an online photography magazine focusing on the land and the people who live on it. This well curated online photography magazine have previously shared images from my series Flower Flower Water Light on their website and social media channels.

If you’re on instagram you can follow @ofthelandandus or @npicola to see my work.

 

 

 

Flower Flower Water Light – Inside the Outside

I’m taking over the instagram feed of @insidetheoutsidegroup from 9th to 11th April, showing images from my ongoing series Flower Flower Water Light, and talking a bit about my approach.

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Inside the Outside is “a landscape photography collective mediating the liminal space between the world before us and within.” They showcase very striking and interesting work by an eclectic range of photographers. I feel very honoured to be joining them for to share my work!

So if you’re on instagram check out  @insidetheoutsidegroup to see lots of great photographs. You can also see more of my ideas and photographs on my instagram @npicola,  and more images from Flower Flower Water Light on my website.

of the land & us – Flower Flower Water Light

of the land & us have featured Flower Flower Water Light in their latest selection of projects – thank you for supporting my work!

You can see my series on their website here.

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Flower Flower Water Light

Click here to see more work from other artists.

Flower Flower Water Light is a travel diary of chaotic beauty and colourful abstraction, documenting a 3 week road trip through the landscapes of the UK, France, and Spain. Triple exposures on 35mm slide film blend and overlay flowers, plants, the land, and ripples of sunlight on the surface of the sea, thereby recording my journey in a series of ethereal images that emulate memory and movement through time and place

of the land & us is an online photography magazine focusing on the land and the people who live on it, publishing the new, the old and the up-and-coming in landscape and portrait photography.

Ophelia / Rebel Daughter in the press

The Rebel Daughter’s exhibition celebrating 100 years of women’s right to vote has had extensive coverage in Yorkshire press, including sharing images from my Ophelia series!

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The exhibition was also featured on the Paulette Edwards show on BBC Radio Sheffield on 24 January and on the Cerys Matthews show on BBC 6 Music on 4 February.

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The exhibition runs from 18th January – 7th April 2018 at The Point, 16 South Parade, Doncaster, DN1 2DR

Open weekdays from 10am-4pm and Saturdays from 10am-1.30pm. The Point is closed on all Bank Holiday Mondays and during Easter weekend.

As well as reflecting on the suffragette movement, the works on show have stimulated lots of discussion by and about women today, linking to a year long series of activities with Doncaster’s museums.

 

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Click here to see more about this exhibition

 

Ophelia Under the Bed

Single images from my Ophelia series are on sale for the next month at the Cupola Gallery, Sheffield as part of their annual Under the Bed sale.

The sale runs from 10th January to 4th February 2018 at the Cupola Gallery, 174-178 Middlewood Road, Sheffield, S6 1TD.

Opening times are Monday to Saturday, 10am-6pm.

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Ophelia #3

Combining underwater digital photography with alternative printing methods, this series studies the destruction and turmoil that lies beneath the romanticism and serenity suggested in traditional artistic representations of the story of Ophelia, both in image and process.

After creating these underwater photographs I repeatedly printed and re-photographed them using lo-fi techniques to simultaneously intensify and degrade the images. In the final stage I used out-of-date Polaroid film to make water-based emulsion lifts onto textured watercolour paper; the destructive yet delicate nature of the process continuing the themes of the subject matter.

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Ophelia #2 – polaroid emulsion lift

Each emulsion lift is handmade by me and completely unique. The mounted, unframed  original prints are on sale at £44 each.  If you don’t mind mixing and matching edition numbers you can collect the full set of 6 in the sale.

Established in 1991, and hosting a wonderfully eclectic collection of beautiful work, Cupola remains one of the most respected contemporary galleries for the sale and exhibition of fine art & fine craft in the north of England.

 

this table is sad… on LensCulture Network Gallery

A selection of images from my series ‘this table is sad because no one is sitting at it’ is featured on the LensCulture Network Gallery through October/November 2017.

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night swans – this table is sad because no one is sitting at it

“I find myself repeatedly passing through my life without actually engaging with it, going through the motions but my mind elsewhere. When I am lost in my inner thoughts those inhabiting the outer world around me disappear, and I too cease to exist. My awareness of this state creates a duality of experience through which I struggle to re-engage with the present.” 

This series employs a twin lens photographic technique, to record a parallax effect that forces a continual re-evaluation of the everyday transitory moment

This is a really personal body of work, so I’m very pleased that LensCulture have included it.  Here’s a link to my project on the gallery (until End Nov 2017), and here’s a link to the work in my LensCulture Portfolio, along with some of my other projects.

You can also buy a 48 page book of the full series of images, printed on high quality pearl paper, through blurb.

LensCulture is one of the most authoritative resources for contemporary photography, committed to discovering and promoting the best of the global photography community. The LensCulture Network offers committed photographers a place to show their work on a global stage and advance in their personal practice. The Gallery is a curated showcase of the Network members’ projects—our editors choose from members’ work, whether newly published images or great series that never received deserved attention.