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Flower Flower Water Light in the Life Framer Collection

My series Flower Flower Water Light has been featured in the Life Framer Collection!

Curated by the Life Framer editors, the collection is an online art space dedicated to talented photographers from the Life Framer community, celebrating diverse photographic stories.

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Flower Flower Water Light is a travel diary of chaotic beauty and colourful abstraction, documenting a journey through the landscapes of the UK, France, and Spain. 

I began this series in a direct attempt to escape from what felt like a particularly angry and fearful time in the UK in the dual contexts of Brexit and austerity. I’d really had enough and just wanted to visually and emotionally lose myself in my connection to the land. Coincidentally though, I reached the Catalonian landscape at the height of its own independence referendum, reminiscent of what I was trying to leave behind.  

Avoiding deliberate regional classification I allowed the images to form chronologically throughout my journey, thereby unifying the three countries into one emotional state.  I used triple exposures on 35mm slide film to randomly blend and overlay flowers, plants, and the land with the ripples of sunlight on the surface of the sea, recording my experiences in a series of ethereal images that emulate memory and movement through time and place.  

I was liberated by this loss of control in giving myself over to the process and its chance elements. The individual components of the image spill out of the graphic misalignment of the frames, extending beyond the confines of the lens. The light on the water simoutlaneously  distills and obscures my memories. And water, in its component elements, its different states and as a whole, universally connects us to everything.

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Cornish roads (hedges), in Flow at Fix Photo Festival

This image from my series Cornish roads (hedges), in Flow has been awarded Expert Choices 3rd place in the Harmony category for the FIX Photo Festival Open exhibition!

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Cornish Roads (hedges) – in Flow, B3306

Hosted by Photocrowd, the judges for the FIX Photo Festival Expert Choice Awards are Laura Noble – curator and director of LA Noble Gallery, Magnum Photographer Chris Steele-Perkins, photographer/writer/filmmaker Lottie Davies, and Ben Brain – editor of Digital Camera Magazine. Of my photograph, the judges said:

“We loved the fractured light which felt harmonious from the lyrical visuals, we all thought of music when we saw this. The palette works really well and gives it an expressionistic tone. A really great stylistic use of the photographic form.”

The Experts also Commended another of my photographs from this series. You can see both of my photographs and all of the other winning photographs on Photocrowd.

Thank you to the judges for selecting my work and for their lovely feedback! I’m really excited to be part of the festival. Here are the details:

Exhibition dates: 12th – 21st May 2017 (free entry)

Venue: Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London SE1 9PH

Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 11:00 – 20:30, except Monday 15th when the gallery closes at 18:00.

Cornish roads (hedges), in Flow is an abstract study of time, colour, movement, and the Flow state; shot on an iPhone5s around the southern tip of Cornwall. To see more from this series, or to find out more about my work please take a look at my website.

FIX Photo is produced and curated by LANG Director Laura Noble. This free exhibition of photography includes works by an array of domestic and international talent. FIX Photo celebrates the many facets of the medium in all its guises. Accompanied by pop-ups and a programme of events, there are creative discoveries for everyone.

 

flower meets fence meets Spring/New Beginnings

Two of my photographs are in the online group exhibition of the latest F-Stop Magazine – Spring/New Beginnings. Check out the whole exhibition here.

Here’s one of my photographs, taken on Painswick Beacon:

flower meets fence (Painswick Beacon)

flower meets fence (Painswick Beacon)

F-STOP MAGAZINE is an online photography magazine featuring contemporary photography from established and emerging photographers from around the world. Founded in 2003 and published online, bi-monthly, each issue has a theme or an idea that the unites the photographs to create a dynamic dialogue among the artists.

 

 

New works on Black Box Gallery’s digitaldarkroom-blog

Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon has presented some of my latest photographs in the Portfolio Project of their digitaldarkroom-blog.

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flower meets fence

The Black Box Gallery Portfolio Project promotes a selection of outstanding photographers work online.

North London street, reflected

North London street, reflected

F-Stop Magazine’s Happy Accidents

I’m pleased to say that I have 3 images, in the October/November 2014 online group exhibition for F-Stop Magazine – Happy Accidents.

My images span 3 different projects that all feature plants photographed at night. Here’s one of them – a hydrangea caught in the wind in my own back garden.

Hydrangea on a windy night

Hydrangea on a windy night

Take a look at the whole group exhibition to see some great photographs from all over the place.

Here’s another image which came from my documentation of the Chasing Shadows projection at Hackney WickED! 2014.

Chasing Shadows in RED - Hackney WickED! 2014

Chasing Shadows in RED – Hackney WickED! 2014

F-STOP MAGAZINE is an online photography magazine featuring contemporary photography from established and emerging photographers from around the world. Each issue has a theme or an idea that the unites the photographs to create a dynamic dialogue among the artists.

Cornish Roads (hedges) in Lenscratch

This photograph from my series Cornish Roads (hedges) in Flow is in the latest online group exhibition  – Road Trip – from Lenscratch.

Cornish Roads (Hedges), A30 near Penzance, Cornwall

Cornish Roads (Hedges), A30 near Penzance, Cornwall

Road Trip features photographs captured near and far, in the car and along the way. There are some great photographs – to see them all click here

Showing work by emerging and established photographers, L E N S C R A T C H is considered one of the 10 Photography-Related blogs you should be reading by Source Review, Wired.com, Rangefinder and InStyle Magazine.

Love and Death (part one) revisited

At the weekend I went to the alley behind Gibson Gardens to see if the first picture was still surviving…

When I got there I found a very large (but unlocked) gate, and through it the whole alley had been cleaned up.  But the picture was still there, and someone had set out a garden chair in front of it so you could sit down and look straight into the picture!  I was thrilled!

Love and Death (part one)

Original photograph from this table is sad because no one is sitting at it (M-CNV00019)

with Inga Tillere

blurry scented goodness

taken somewhere along Amhurst Road, N16 I think; this plant had the most amazing smell.  shot on my rubbish mobile.

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Work for Sale!

I’ve just made a few more editions of Ophelia #1-6, if you would like to buy single images or a set, please get in touch!

Ophelia #1 (from Ophelia 1-6, Edition 4) – Polaroid Emulsion Lifts

Original Polaroid Emulsion Lift onto acid free water colour paper.  Signed recto, mounted on conservation grade board.  Each print is unique and handmade by me.  1 in a set of 6 images, from a limited edition run of 30 sets.

Image size – approximately 12cm x 9cm, mount size A3.

Prints are available as single images or sets.  For more information please contact me.

Shot underwater, the photographs are made into Polaroid 669 prints and soaked in a hot water bath to lift the emulsion containing the image from the paper beneath. The emulsion is then floated onto water colour paper and arranged into position. The very nature of the process continues the theme of the subject matter, and ensures that each original handmade print is completely unique in its tones and arrangement.

Adventures in vimeo

30 images from Adventures in a Suburban Garden, as exhibited at The Foundry as part of Radio Joy’s residence.  This version is long and quiet – watch this space for a future update featuring a soundtrack from Inga Tillere.

If you don’t have the time/patience to sit still for 10 minutes you can also see a quick slideshow here:  http://www.njmaskrey.com/#/adventures/4533658927

Take a look at www.radiojoy.co.ukwww.bandofholyjoy.co.uk, or www.foundry.tv for related work/information. Or contact me at www.njmaskrey.com to find out more about exhibitions, print sales or other work.