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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.

 

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Chasing Shadows and Ophelia in the LensCulture Explore pages

LensCulture have included my projects Chasing Shadows, and Ophelia, along with lots of other great work in their Explore pages under Black & White, and Alternative Processes, respectively.

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Chasing Shadows (steps) – silver gelatin lith print

 

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LensCulture Explore – black and white

 

Ophelia #1 - Polaroid emulsion lift

Ophelia #1 – Polaroid emulsion lift

 

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LensCulture Explore – alternative processes

Established in 2004, LensCulture has a global audience of over 700,000 people, and is one of the most authoritative resources for contemporary photography, committed to discovering and promoting the best of the global photography community.

Thank you LensCulture for supporting my work!

LensCulture Network

Thank you LensCulture for inviting me to join the LensCulture Network!

The LensCulture Network is an invitation only community of exceptional photographers (their words!) Members have either won awards, grants or fellowships from respected organisations worldwide, or have been among the top 5% of highly-rated entries to LensCulture competitions.

You can see photographers’ work on the LensCulture Network Gallery – here’s a screenshot of my project – Chasing Shadows on there:

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There’s some absolutely wonderful work on the gallery page; it’s a real privilege to be included alongside so many great photographers!

Here’s also a link to my LensCulture profile.

Launched in 2014 by Jim Casper, LensCulture has become one of the most authoritative resources for contemporary photography, committed to discovering and promoting the best of the global photography community.

Good news from LensCulture

I recently received a very pleasantly surprising email from LensCulture…

LensCulture told me that they complete an annual review each year of all submissions to all their competitions – this is thousands of submissions from 145 countries.  In the review they look at the ratings of all the submissions to find out which entries were highly-rated.

My series, ‘Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow‘ was among the highly-rated entries for the whole year – thank you LensCulture for the encouragement!

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Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow – B3311 (1)

I entered this series into their Earth Awards 2015 competition – showcasing photography inspired by our planet. This image (above) was also featured in their Competition Gallery.

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.

For almost 10 years, LensCulture has become one of the most authoritative resources for contemporary photography, 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 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!

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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.

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it – on LensCulture Gallery

Another of my images from ‘this table is sad because no one is sitting at it‘ has been included in LensCulture’s competition gallery!

This is the second image from the series that has been shared by LensCulture – you can see the other image here.

Here are some screengrabs:

Competition Gallery - mobile version

Competition Gallery – mobile version

 

As part of their Visual Storytelling Awards 2014, every day selected entrants are chosen by LensCulture’s editors for publication and recognition. They post these photos to their Competition Gallery and social media channels, reaching a global audience of over 700,000.

 

Competition Gallery - mobile version

Competition Gallery – web version

 

The LensCulture Visual Storytelling 2014 campaign aims to discover the best visual storytellers today,  searching for Documentary, Personal Stories, Photojournalism, Fictional Narratives, or any other photographic series that tell a story.

 

 

LensCulture homepage ticker

LensCulture homepage ticker

 

 

Chasing Shadows selected for LensCulture Editors Picks

LensCulture has selected my project Chasing Shadows for inclusion in the Editors Picks section of the Explore pages on their website!  Click here to see all of the Editors Picks.

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Chasing Shadows – shutters

Here’s a screen grab of my series on the Editors Picks page:

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LensCulture Editors Pics

LensCulture was established in 2004 to explore the diverse ways photography is used in the arts, media and daily life in cultures around the world. Now with a global audience of over 700,000 people, LensCulture has become one of the most authoritative resources for contemporary photography, 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.