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:

Surrender the Land


Cornish roads (hedges), in Flow – projection; in Traces

I’m really excited to finally have the opportunity to show Cornish roads (hedges), in Flow as a projection!

I’m taking part in the group exhibition ‘Traces’ at the Free Space Gallery, Kentish Town Health Centre, London. Featuring 17 artists the exhibition runs from 22nd June – 17th July 2017, open Monday-Friday 9am-6.30pm (5pm on Fridays).


Cornish roads (hedges), in Flow – B3283-1


Our lives are the sum of millions of moments colliding to make up the past, present and the future. But what traces do these moments leave behind and how do they impact the people we are?

freespace Traces flyer

Exhibiting Artists

Alessandra Rinaudo, Andy Weiner, Antonia Attwood, Cina Aissa,
Christopher Kelly, Daniel Regan, Julia Schuster, Marcus Boyle, Maria Trimikliniotis, Naomi Woddis, Nicola Jayne Maskrey, Paloma Tendero, Rebekah Dean, Silvia Gentili, Sisi Burn and Tessa Cooney.

With a special choreographed performance on the opening night by Paola Napolitano.

The artists are all members of a monthly peer group artists exploring health and wellbeing in their practice, often covering complex and emotional experiences. Find out more about the group here.

About Cornish roads (hedges), in Flow

Set in the southern tip of Cornwall, this series explores colour, time, movement and the relationship between the artist and the land. This timed projection emphasises the transient nature of the moment in which the photographs were made, and restores a sense of the movement inherent in the subject and process.

To see more from this series take a look at my website.

About the Free Space Project

The Free Space Project is an arts and well-being charity providing arts activities, therapies, exhibitions and residencies across two NHS sites in north London. Established in 2010, our aim is to relieve mental and physical suffering through the use of the arts.

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!


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.


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.


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:


Installation Photograph by Mike Crawford


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


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.

North London street, reflected

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



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



*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.


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:



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:



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

Life Framer Edition II Annual

The Life Framer Edition II Annual is out now and selling like hot cakes!  From a limited edition run of 300, I think there’s now about 30 copies left for sale.

Featuring images from 100 photographers, the annual includes my photograph from Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow, one of the shortlisted winners for the theme Colours.

Life Framer Edition II NJMaskrey

Life Framer is an award designed to source and showcase outstanding photography from amateur, emerging and established photographers, aiming to bring exposure to talented photographers from all over the world.

Cornish Roads in Life Framer London Exhibition

‘Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow – B3306’ is part of the Life Framer Awards London Exhibition, at the Menier Gallery.

  • The exhibition runs from 7th to 16th January 2016
  • Address: Menier Gallery // 51 Southwark St, London SE1 1RU
  • Opening times: 11:00 to 18:00 (closed Sunday)

Cornish Roads (hedges) – in Flow, B3306

The exhibition features winners and selected shortlisted photographers. from the 2015 Life Framer Awards.  My image was awarded one of the Honourable Mentions in the Colours category.


Life Framer Awards London Exhibition – January 2016

The above image, from Life Framer, shows a section of the exhibition with my image in it. Below you can see the really clever presentation – using a section of the photograph to frame it.


Innovative presentation

Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow‘ is an abstract study of time, colour and movement in the vibrant hedges of Cornwall’s ancient, winding roads. The series also explores the Flow State – where your attention is so focused that existence is temporarily suspended as you become one with an activity.

Life Framer is a photography award designed to source and showcase beautiful and honest photography from amateur, emerging and established photographers all over the world. Thank you for the chance to be part of this great exhibition!

Good news from LensCulture

I recently received a very pleasantly surprising email from LensCulture…

LensCulture told me that they complete an annual review each year of all submissions to all their competitions – this is thousands of submissions from 145 countries.  In the review they look at the ratings of all the submissions to find out which entries were highly-rated.

My series, ‘Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow‘ was among the highly-rated entries for the whole year – thank you LensCulture for the encouragement!

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Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow – B3311 (1)

I entered this series into their Earth Awards 2015 competition – showcasing photography inspired by our planet. This image (above) was also featured in their Competition Gallery.

Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow‘ is an abstract study of time, colour and movement in the vibrant hedges of Cornwall’s ancient, winding roads. The series also explores the Flow State – where your attention is so focused that existence is temporarily suspended as you become one with an activity.

For almost 10 years, LensCulture has become one of the most authoritative resources for contemporary photography, committed to discovering and promoting the best of the global photography community. They look for exciting work from every continent, and from diverse points of view: documentary, fine art, nature, photojournalism, activism, street photography, sports, fashion, poetic, personal, abstract and human.



Cornish Roads at Life Framer X Juraplatz

One of my images from Cornish Roads (Hedges), in Flow has been included in the LIFE FRAMER X JURAPLATZ Exhibition in Biel, Switzerland!


Cornish Roads (hedges) – in Flow, B3306


Dates: 12-18 December 2015

Venue: Juraplatz Art Space // Juraplatz, 2502 Biel/Bienne, Switzerland

The exhibition features winners and selected shortlisted photographers. from the 2015 Life Framer Awards.  Life Framer is a photography award designed to source and showcase beautiful and honest photography from amateur, emerging and established photographers.

My image was awarded one of the Honourable Mentions in the Colours category.

Juraplatz is a nonprofit independent Public Art Space and works as a satellite for international artists and festivals. It has been hosting  exhibitions such as Joan Fontcuberta (Hasselblad Award 2013) and Timo Arnall and Augustin Rebetez (Foam Magazine Talent 2013).