Sketches

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.

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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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Untitled – London Project / Traces

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’.

Shutterhub Open

I’m very happy to be taking part in this year’s Shutter Hub Open – a month of photography exhibitions and events across Cambridge from 24th June until 24th July 2016.

Shutter Hub is an organisation providing opportunities, support and networking for creative photographers worldwide.

My photograph – North London street, reflected – will be on display in STIR coffee shop as part of an exhibition spanning three Cambridge venues.

The full programme for the Shutter Hub Open 2016 can be found at http://shutterhub.org.uk/blog/OPEN2016, including talks, workshops and a portfolio review.

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North London street, reflected

 

STIR is at 253 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 1BG.  www.stircambridge.co.uk

You can see the exhibition  from 24th June:

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat – 8AM – 6PM

or Sun – 9AM – 5PM

Private View: 24 June 2016, 6PM to 8PM* 

The other two exhibition venues are:

HOT NUMBERS COFFEE, Gwydir St, Cambridge, CB1 2LJ 

Private View: 22 June 2016, 7PM to 9.30PM*

Mon, Tue, Wed, Sat – 7.15AM to 6PM
Thurs, Fri – 7.15AM to 10.30PM
Sun – 8AM to 8PM

www.hotnumberscoffee.co.uk

 

NOVI, 12 Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1DB

Private View: 23 June 2016, 7PM to 9.30PM*

Open Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat – 9AM – 3 AM,
Sun – 9AM – 11PM

www.novicambridge.co.uk

 

*Private Views are free to attend, please RSVP to info@shutterhub.org.uk

 

The 2016 Shutter Hub Open is sponsored by Metro Imaging and supported by Anglia Ruskin University, PhotoVoice, Novi, Hot Numbers Coffee, Stir, Cambridge School of Art, Art at the Alison Richard Building

Obsolete and Discontinued

I’ve recently been darkroom printing again in my bathroom, the first time in about 8 years.

London based photographer, printer, and alternative processes expert Mike Crawford put out a call to photographic artists interested in alternative processes to take part in a group project: Obsolete and Discontinued.

Mike had been given a lot of out of date paper by a customer – it had belonged to his late uncle – some of the papers were 20-30 years old.  Mike distributed the papers to about 50 photographic artists all over the world, including members of the London Alternative Photography Collective.

For this project I took an image that I shot on my Iphone5s – Dennis’s Greenhouse.

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Then following excellent advice from Mike I made a black and white negative onto inkjet acetate, from which I made contact prints onto out of date Agfa Brovira paper, and developed using out of date lith developer, and out of date stop and fix.  Here’s what I ended up with:

 

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Obsolete and Discontinued is premiered at the Revela T analogue photography festival at Vilassar de Dalt near Barcelona, from 20th May to 5th June.

 

Update – added 19th June 2016:

Here is a great video of the festival from photographer Borut Peterlin:

https://borutpeterlin.wordpress.com/2016/06/03/from-revela-t-the-festival-of-analogue-photography/

 

Here’s also some photographs from the Obsolete and Discontinued exhibition:

Left: Bret Sampson self portrait. Right; David Yates pinhole portrait by Andy Atkinson and Mike Crawford.

 

Installation

Installation photograph by Daniel Berrangé‎, my image is the second print from the right.