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London Independent Photography Annual Exhibition

The London Independent Photography annual exhibition opens on Tuesday 2nd October!

The exhibition runs until Sunday 7th October at Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG; open Tuesday to Saturday from 1-7pm, and Sunday from 1-5pm.

The private view is on Thursday 5th October from 6-9pm.

I have two images from my series Flower Flower Water Light on show in the exhibition.

Flower Flower Water Light

Flower Flower Water Light

Throughout the exhibition there will also be a series of free evening talks, from Dafna Talmor, Peter Ainsworth, Thom Bridge and Alina Kisina.

The exhibition is part of Photomonth East London International Photography Festival so there are lots of great exhibitions to see in the area.

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Because We Can! Shutter Hub at Festival Pil’Ours

The Shutter Hub exhibition Because We Can opened on 8th July at Festival Pil’ours, Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, France – it runs until 31st August 2018.

Images from my projects Chasing Shadows and Flower Flower Water Light both feature in this group exhibition by 70 artists from all over the world, curated by Karen Harvey – Creative Director at Shutter Hub and designed by Tim Jukes.

You can read more about Shutter Hub’s collaboration with Festival Pil’Ours here.

Chasing Shadows

Festival Pil’Ours is a unique annual international festival showcasing the work of female-identifying photographers, taking place outdoors for 2 months – making the photographs visible and accessible to everyone who visits the town. Works can be found by chance, or by using a detailed map available throughout the town.

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Shutter Hub is a photography organisation providing opportunities, support and networking for creative photographers worldwide. They help photographers to professionally promote their work, access high quality opportunities and make new connections within the photographic community.

I’ll be visiting Festival Pil’Ours in it’s last week of exhibition – I can’t wait to see all the amazing photographs there!

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Image courtesy of Shutter Hub.

 

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.

Flower Flower Water Light – Inside the Outside

I’m taking over the instagram feed of @insidetheoutsidegroup from 9th to 11th April, showing images from my ongoing series Flower Flower Water Light, and talking a bit about my approach.

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Inside the Outside is “a landscape photography collective mediating the liminal space between the world before us and within.” They showcase very striking and interesting work by an eclectic range of photographers. I feel very honoured to be joining them for to share my work!

So if you’re on instagram check out  @insidetheoutsidegroup to see lots of great photographs. You can also see more of my ideas and photographs on my instagram @npicola,  and more images from Flower Flower Water Light on my website.

of the land & us – Flower Flower Water Light

of the land & us have featured Flower Flower Water Light in their latest selection of projects – thank you for supporting my work!

You can see my series on their website here.

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Flower Flower Water Light

Click here to see more work from other artists.

Flower Flower Water Light is a travel diary of chaotic beauty and colourful abstraction, documenting a 3 week road trip through the landscapes of the UK, France, and Spain. Triple exposures on 35mm slide film blend and overlay flowers, plants, the land, and ripples of sunlight on the surface of the sea, thereby recording my journey in a series of ethereal images that emulate memory and movement through time and place

of the land & us is an online photography magazine focusing on the land and the people who live on it, publishing the new, the old and the up-and-coming in landscape and portrait photography.

BORDERS online exhibition now live!

The SHUTTERHUB BORDERS exhibition, has now been extended online here at: https://shutterhub.org.uk/blog/borders-shutter-hub-exhibition-supporting-material-a-look-behind-the-theme

The online exhibition of supporting material includes two more images from my series Flower Flower Water Light Here’s one of them:

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The physical exhibition, part of the MARCHLAND season of performances and talks is still on at The Bridewell Theatre, St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 8EQ.

It runs from 15th January – 16th April 2018 at the following times:

  • Mon – Fri, 10am – 6pm (viewed on request at St Bride Foundation reception)
  • 6.30pm – 11pm during theatre performances. Closed Easter Weekend

Click here to find out more about the exhibition

Flower Flower Water Light in BORDERS

My image from my series Flower Flower Water Light will be part of the SHUTTERHUB BORDERS exhibition, part of the MARCHLAND season of performances and talks.

The exhibition runs from 15th January – 16th April 2018 at The Bridewell Theatre, St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 8EQ.

The Private View is on 12th January from 6.30-9.30pm – everyone is welcome; RSVP to info@shutterhub.org.uk

The exhibition also extends online, more details to follow…

Flower Flower Water Light is a travel diary of chaotic beauty and colourful abstraction, documenting a road trip through the landscapes of the UK, France, and Spain. Avoiding any deliberate regional classification, I allowed the images to form chronologically throughout my own journey and experiences, unifying the three countries into one emotional state.  Using triple exposures on 35mm slide film I chose to blend and to overlay flowers, plants, the land, and ripples of sunlight on the surface of the sea, thereby recording my journey in a series of ethereal images that emulate memory and movement through time and place.

You can see more images from this series on my website.

 

I’m also very excited to have been chosen to feature on the exhibition flyer:

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Shutter Hub is a collective and online resource for photographers, created and maintained by photographers across the UK.

The purpose of Shutter Hub is to provide information, advice, networking and opportunities for all photographers; whether your interest is in fashion or forensics, PR or pinhole, landscape or lomography, Shutter Hub will have something for you.

…late additions (Alma Street Fair today!)

Today!!   Sunday 27th July, from 12-7pm at Alma Street and Inkerman Road, NW5, London

As well as 5 complete sets (and a handful of single images) of the Ophelia series, I’ve some teeny tiny prints of other photographic works – some new, some not so new, and a couple of my old favourites too.

The Gloucester and Sharpness Canal

The Gloucester and Sharpness Canal

Perfect for small budgets, prints include a selection of interesting trees and plants, a striking section of rock (which reminds me of the Boyle family), and an impressive bird – a new image from the series Heralds (faded glory).

Heralds (faded glory)

Heralds (faded glory)

Regents Park, spring 2014

Regents Park, spring 2014

There’ll also be 6 prints from my new series Cornish Roads (hedges) in Flow – more information on this work later but here’s an image from the series:

Cornish B Roads (hedgerows)

Cornish B Roads (hedgerows)

There are two stages, and lots of lovely food and goodies for sale on Alma Street.

Inkerman Road is also transformed into an outdoor art gallery filled with exhibitions, print sales and art workshops.  This is where you’ll find me from 12-7pm.

 

You can follow this year’s festival on twitter: @AlmaStreetFair

Or you can read more about it here: http://www.kentishtowner.co.uk/2014/07/23/alma-street-fair-back-back-back-plus-two-check/