Sketches

Thought Atlas

Last month I took part in a really exciting, eclectic exhibition of photography, video and installation.  Curated by Heloise Bergman, Thought Atlas ran from 11th-16th June at Espacio Gallery, London.

I showed images from Flower Flower Water Light and Surrender the Land, as well as a projection of Cornish roads (hedges), in Flow.

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Encore: Shutter Hub OPEN in Amsterdam!

The 2018 Shutter Hub OPEN in London was such a success that the show has moved to Amsterdam for an encore lasting over a month! I’ve got two images in the exhibition, which is printed entirely on newsprint and looks stunning.

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Untitled (cyanotype)

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Glasshouse

The show opened on 7th December 2018 and will run until 21st January 2019.

It’s open daily from 10am-10pm at:

5&33 Gallery

Prins Hendrikkade 33

1012 TM AMSTERDAM

Find out more on the Shutter Hub website.

 

Shutter Hub Open!

Shutter Hub OPEN 2018
4th – 9th October
Old Truman Brewery, 11 Dray Walk, London E1 6QR

Private View: Thursday 5th October, 6-9pm

In collaboration with The Newspaper Club, Shutter Hub brings together international photographers in a selected exhibition of over 200 images. I’m very happy to have two images in the exhibition, and I’m excited to see how they’ll translate to newsprint.

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Untitled (cyanotype)

There will be an award for the ‘Best in Show’, where viewers will get to vote for their favourite photograph from the exhibition, and alongside the exhibition Shutter Hub will be hosting portfolio reviews in the gallery space.

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Glasshouse

 

Shutter Hub is a photography organisation providing opportunities, support and networking for creative photographers worldwide. They provide the chance for photographers to professionally promote their work, access high quality opportunities and make new connections within the photographic community, through their website, in-person meet ups and exhibitions.

The Newspaper Club helps you to make and print your own newspapers, giving you the tools to turn whatever you want into newsprint, quickly and easily.

The exhibition will be part of London Photomonth. Photomonth celebrates photography in galleries and venues across East London. The Festival aims to demonstrate the diversity of contemporary photography and reach the widest possible audience.

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!

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.

 

 

 

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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London Project / Traces in Motion

This image from my series London Project / Traces will be part of the Motion exhibition at PH21 Gallery, Budapest.


The exhibition opens on 9th February and runs until 7th March 2017, open Wednesday–Saturday: 2–6 p.m. and by appointment

You can visit it at PH21 Gallery, Ráday Street: PH21 Gallery, H-1092 Budapest, Ráday u. 55.

I’m very happy to have my work in the exhibition. 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.

London Project / Traces on The Curated Fridge!

One of my favourite images from London Project / Traces has been selected for the December 2016/January 2017 exhibition by The Curated Fridge.

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The Curated Fridge is the brainchild of Yorgos Efthymiadis, a unique project with the aim of celebrating fine art photography and connecting photographers from around the world.

This exhibition was guest curated by Elin Spring – founder, editor and head writer of the photography blog “What Will You Remember?”, featuring exhibit reviews, curator and artist interviews, book reviews and commentary.

Here’s a photograph of The Curated Fridge in its entirety – my photograph is on the bottom door. You can see all of the photographer’s work on their websitefacebook page, and on their instagram feed.

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The Curated Fridge, by The Curated Fridge

Here’s also a link to their lovely video of afternoon shadows  coincidentally framing my image of afternoon shadows on the bottom door:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/thecuratedfridge/videos/

My photograph is from a sketch-series of images exploring the light, shadows, and layers of reflections that appear momentarily in my everyday environment, documenting the juxtaposition of plants and trees – cultivated and wild – with built structures.

To find out more about The Curated Fridge take a look at this interesting article on Lenscratch.

Thank you Yorgos and Elin for including my work in this show!

 

 

Obsolete and Discontinued in Cologne

The Obsolete and Discontinued project that I am participating in is exhibiting in Cologne, Germany this winter.

Led by the amazing London based photographer, printer, and alternative processes expert Mike Crawford the project celebrates the unique features and potential of analogue photography, using out of date and discontinued photographic papers, some of which were 20-30 years old.

The project features work by about 50 photographic artists all over the world, including members of the London Alternative Photography Collective.  This is my image, a contact print from an iphone5s photograph.

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Dennis’s Greenhouse – lith print onto Agfa Brovira paper

Exhibition details:

  • The exhibition runs from 4th November 2016-3rd February 2017.
  • It is open Monday – Friday from 9am-6pm by appointment
  • Location: schaelpic photokunstbar in the studio for media design
    Schanzenstr. 27, 51063 Cologne

Here are some installation shots of the exhibition:

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Installation Photograph by Mike Crawford

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Installation photograph by Mike Crawford

Here’s a link to the website for the exhibition – it’s in German but Google can translate it: http://schaelpic.de/Stilllegung/Obsolete-Discontinued/

And here’s a pdf of the exhibition invite, featuring the very beautiful Chemigram by Almudena Romero:  obsolete_ko_ln_einladung

 

BRIGHT – flower meets fence

Two images from my sketchbook project #flowermeetsfence have been chosen to be part of a lovely exhibition in the Atrium Gallery at St James’s Insitute of Oncology, Leeds.


Organised by Shutter Hub, the exhibition opens on Friday 5th August and runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, until October 26th 2016. 

The full address is St James’s Institute of Oncology, Bexley Wing, St James’s University Hospital, Beckett Street, Leeds, LS9 7TF.

Featuring a wide range of photographers, the exhibition is described as a colourful, inspiring and intriguing body of work. 25% of all sales from the exhibition will go to the Yorkshire Cancer Centre Appeal.

Here’s a link to more information about the exhibition: http://shutterhub.org.uk/blog/bright-a-shutter-hub-exhibition-in-leeds

Shutter Hub provides opportunities, support and networking for creative photographers worldwide.

One of the largest in the UK and treating 2000 patients each day, St James’s offers integrated cancer services for the people of Leeds and is a specialist centre for patients with cancer in Leeds, Yorkshire and across the North of England.

The Yorkshire Cancer Centre Appeal is the fundraising arm of the centre, and provides specialist medical equipment, research and development and patient ‘home comforts’.