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.

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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

 

Berlin Foto Biennale 2016

I’m really happy to have 3 images in the Berlin Foto Biennale 2016, opening on 6th October!

The Berlin Foto Biennale and 4th Biennale of Fine Art and Documentary Photography, features a staggering 1200 images from 460 artists from 41 countries.

The images I’m exhibiting all achieved finalist in the 7th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards for Women Photographers. They are from the following bodies of work (click on the links to find out more about them):

 

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7th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards – Finalist – Still Life and Abstractions

The exhibition is at the Palazzo Italia in the centre of Berlin, not far from the Brandenburg Gate, at Unter den Linden 10, on the corner of Charlottenstrasse.  

It runs from 6th-30th October, open every day between 12pm-7pm, except Thursdays when it is open until 9pm.

 

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7th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards – Finalist – Alternative Processes

 

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7th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards – Finalist – Digital Manipulation

The Biennale is an associate partner of the European Month of Photography in Berlin, and also features a guest exhibition of Magnum Photographer Steve McCurry’s work, as well as a solo exhibition from Yusuke Suzuki, Gala Awards’ Emerging Talent.

Thank you to the Biennale for including my work, and congratulations to everyone taking part!

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.

 

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