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Chasing Shadows and Ophelia in the LensCulture Explore pages

LensCulture have included my projects Chasing Shadows, and Ophelia, along with lots of other great work in their Explore pages under Black & White, and Alternative Processes, respectively.

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Chasing Shadows (steps) – silver gelatin lith print

 

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LensCulture Explore – black and white

 

Ophelia #1 - Polaroid emulsion lift

Ophelia #1 – Polaroid emulsion lift

 

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LensCulture Explore – alternative processes

Established in 2004, LensCulture has a global audience of over 700,000 people, and is one of the most authoritative resources for contemporary photography, committed to discovering and promoting the best of the global photography community.

Thank you LensCulture for supporting my work!

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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Mike had been given a lot of out of date paper by a customer – it had belonged to his late uncle – some of the papers were 20-30 years old.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excellent advice from Mike I made a black and white negative onto inkjet acetate, from which I made contact prints onto out of date Agfa Brovira paper, and developed using out of date lith developer, and out of date stop and fix.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.

 

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

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.

Chasing Shadows in Humans vs Nature

3 images from Chasing Shadows are in the latest online group exhibition from F-STOP Magazine: Humans vs Nature.

You can see the whole exhibition here: Humans vs Nature

Or click here to go straight to scroll through my images.

Chasing Shadows - house

Chasing Shadows – house

To see more images or to find out more about this project please take a look at my website: www.njmaskrey.com

Founded in 2003 and published online, bi-monthly, F-STOP MAGAZINE is an online photography magazine featuring contemporary photography from established and emerging photographers from around the world.

PH21 Gallery Solo Call – Finalist!

PH21 Gallery are running an international competition to find photographic artists for solo exhibition at their space in Budapest.  My proposal to show Chasing Shadows (projection) has been selected as a finalist!

Congratulations to all the other finalists, and I look forward to seeing the final exhibition – whoever it is!

Here’s an image from Chasing Shadows – you can see the rest of the series, and read about this project on my website: www.njmaskrey.com

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Chasing Shadows – wire window

Here’s a link to some documentation about Chasing Shadows as a projection at Islington Exhibits 2013, where it won the Artists Award.

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.

Chasing Shadows at Hackney WickED!

Chasing Shadows (multilayered silent film) will be showing at this year’s Hackney WickED festival, in the Lab Film Projects Cinema Lounge!

About Hackney WickED:

Hackney WickED is an annual arts festival taking place all around Hackney Wick, London from 1st August.

The festival is a dynamic force for promoting local culture – dedicated to providing a platform for artists to showcase their work alongside established and international names.

About the Lab Film Projects Cinema Lounge:

Screenings and performances of contemporary artist’s film and video, alongside live audio-visual performance and installation. Exciting, surprising, innovative and challenging, with appearances by directors and artists, the cinema is personal and engaging, and the place to see cutting-edge moving image works.

Times:

Chasing Shadows will be in the Experimental Film section of the main programme which also includes live performances halfway through.  The two programmes run from 12-7.30pm on Saturday 2nd August (experimental films towards the end) and 12-7.30pm on Sunday 3rd August (experimental films first).

Location:

Swan Wharf, 2nd Floor Cinema Lounge, 60 Dace Road, Hackney Wick, London, E3 2NQ

Chasing Shadows - steps

Chasing Shadows – steps

Chasing Shadows is a night journey, a peaceful sleepwalk through a silent world bereft of people.  As the evening light transforms the everyday into a dreamlike state, familiar urban landscapes disappear underneath resilient vegetation.

For this series I used long exposures on 35mm black and white film to record the contemplative stillness of the night, the only movement in the wind blowing through leaves. I hand printed the images with lith developer on old fibre based paper to create single edition prints with a tactile quality and degraded aesthetic reminiscent of illustrative drawing or etching.

Winning a 2013 Islington Exhibits Artists Award, I was commissioned to rework the images into a large-scale projection installation for solo exhibition, which I have since further refined using multiple exposure layering of the images. The projection paradoxically represents the frozen moments as transitory echoes of the original, each dissolving into the next in a slow, rhythmic loop.

Here is some documentation of the original projection installation:

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Chasing Shadows – projection

Click here to see the film

Click here to see more of the series