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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.

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it

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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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Mike had been given a lot of out of date paper by a customer – it had belonged to his late uncle – some of the papers were 20-30 years old.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.

Another juxtaposition

A few of my photographs have been included in the tumblr blog: black mountain mass.  The blog presents passages of text alongside photographs and other artists images found on the internet. It’s a great site to lose yourself in.

My images, from ‘this table is sad…‘ and ‘I Keep Diamonds…‘, have been placed with lines from John Tyndall’s ‘The Glaciers of the Alps’.

Here are the posts (click through them to get to the blog):

Interpretations extended – 1 week left to see it!

My solo exhibition at the Free Space Gallery, Kentish Town has been extended until the end of October, so there is one week left to see the work all together.

Address:  First floor, 2 Bartholomew Road, London, NW5 2BX

Opening times: The exhibition is open Monday-Friday, 9am-6.30pm

Studying the passing of time from different emotional viewpoints, Interpretations features prints from 4 bodies of work:

Here are some images from each series:

Ophelia #2 - polaroid emulsion lift

Ophelia #2 – polaroid emulsion lift

Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow: A30

Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow: A30

As well as showing prints from each series, I am also showing a book of images for ‘this table is sad because no one is sitting at it’. You can also see the book online at blurb.

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it (Cambridge, morning)

Established in 2010 the Free Space Gallery works with local and national artists within the unique settings of the Kentish Town Health Centre and the Queens Crescent Practice, two NHS facilities in north London. The Free Space Gallery delivers a programme of free exhibitions, free creative workshops and events, an art therapy course and an artist in residence programme. All of their work is generously supported by the Kentish Town Improvement Fund.

Chasing Shadows - steps

Chasing Shadows – steps

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it – time based film for projection

“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.”

Created using every day colour films and high street developing labs, this projection series employs a twin lens photographic technique to record a parallax effect that forces a continual re-evaluation of the everyday transitory moment.

‘this table is sad because no one is sitting at it’ is intended for exhibition both as a large scale projection and an intimate book.

To see more from this series go to my website, or you can buy the book online at blurb

Interpretations: New solo exhibition at the Free Space Gallery!

The Free Space Gallery, Kentish Town is currently hosting a solo exhibition of my photographic based work! Running until 9th October, Interpretations features prints from 4 bodies of work:

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it

Chasing Shadows

Ophelia

Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow

Each series uses a different photographic/printmaking technique to study the passing of time from different emotional viewpoints.

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it

As well as showing prints from each series, I am also showing a book of images for ‘this table is sad because no one is sitting at it’.  This is the first time that I am exhibiting this work so I’m particularly excited.

Chasing Shadows - fence

Chasing Shadows – fence

The exhibition is open Monday-Friday, 9am-6.30pm until 9th October.

On Friday 4th September there will also be an open evening, from 6.30-9pm where I will also be showing projections of ‘Chasing Shadows’ and ‘this table is sad because no one is sitting at it’. Copies of the book will also shortly be available for sale – watch this space for more info.

Ophelia #1 - Polaroid emulsion lift

Ophelia #1 – Polaroid emulsion lift

Address:

First floor 2 Bartholomew Road London NW5 2BX

Directions:

Underground: Kentish Town (Northern Line)

Overground: Camden Town Road (North London Line)

Buses: 46, 134, C2

Cornish Roads (hedges) - in Flow, B3306

Cornish Roads (hedges) – in Flow, B3306

About the Free Space Gallery

Established in 2010 the Free Space Gallery works with local and national artists within the unique settings of the Kentish Town Health Centre and the Queens Crescent Practice, two NHS facilities in north London. The Free Space Gallery delivers a programme of free exhibitions, free creative workshops and events, an art therapy course and an artist in residence programme. All of their work is generously supported by the Kentish Town Improvement Fund.

Thank you to the Free Space Gallery for supporting my work!

Honourable Mention for Chasing Shadows

My proposal to show Chasing Shadows (projection) has been awarded an Honourable Mention in PH21 Gallery’s international competition for a solo exhibition!

Congratulations to Motonori Shimizu, who’s winning exhibition ‘Individual‘ runs from June 21st – July 8th (Wednesday–Saturday: 3–7 p.m) at PH21 Gallery, H-1092 Budapest, Ráday u. 55.

Here’s some more information about the three Honourable Mentions and the Associate’s Choice: http://www.ph21gallery.com/#!solo-honourable/c1rkh

Chasing Shadows - fence

Chasing Shadows – fence

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.