mobile phone photography

Obsolete and Discontinued – in the BJP, a book launch and an exhibition!

Obsolete and Discontinued is being made into a book!

The book is edited by project founder Mike Crawford and designed by Paul McKenzie Studio with an  introductory essay by Brigitte Lardinois. Published by Brovira Press the book is a limited edition run of 750 copies, cloth bound hardback, 128 pp, size: 28x24cm.

To support the project please do contribute to the O&D Crowdfunding campaign – as well as discounted copies you can buy limited edition postcards and prints from a selection of the featured artists.

The book launch is on Friday October 5th at Waterstones Bookshop Gallery, Gower Street, W1 – which will also mark the opening of a month long exhibition of all of the prints. Please do come along and check out the work in person, the prints are extra beautiful and some are wonderfully experimental.

This is my print for the project –

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Dennis’s greenhouse (silver gelatin lith print from mobile phone photograph – printed on out of date Agfa Brovira fibre based paper and using out of date lith developer)

And if that wasn’t enough excitement, the BJP featured Obsolete and Discontinued on their website as well as running an article in its February 2018 magazine!

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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

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):

London Project / Traces in fLIP 31 – out now!

Issue 31 of fLIP magazine – for London Independent Photography – is out now!

This edition  has the overarching theme ‘Neighbouhood’ and includes an exploration of the different geographical areas and communities in London.

This photograph from my series ‘London Project /Traces is in the section ‘HOW WE SEE: NEIGHBOURHOOD’

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Untitled – London Project / Traces

Offering an independent voice for photographic practice in London, and costing a very reasonable £4.00, fLIP is published 3 times per year to engage readers in a wider dialogue concerning diverse approaches to photography.

fLIP issue 31 is avaliable from the following stockists:

Online:

London:

  • Photographers Gallery Bookshop, 16-18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW
  • National Portrait Gallery Bookshop, St Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE
  • Whitechapel Gallery Bookshop, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX
  • Serpentine Gallery Bookshop, Queensborough Terrace, London W2 3XA
  • Eastside Books, 166 Brick Lane, London E1 6RU

Cardiff: 

  • Third Floor Gallery, 102 Bute Street, Cardiff CF10 5AD

2015 iPhone Photography Awards – Honourable Mention

One of my photographs from my Roadside Planting sketch series has been awarded an Honourable Mention in the Nature Category of the 2015 iPhone Photography Awards!

To see all of the winning entries in the Nature Category go to www.ippawards.com/2015-winners-nature – Congratulations to all the other winners!

My photograph was taken during a winter family walk in Cam, Gloucestershire.  Below is a shot of my photo on the IPPAWARDS page:

Honourable Mention for #roadsideplanting - IPPAwards 2015

Honourable Mention for #roadsideplanting – IPPAwards 2015

The iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) is the first and longest running iPhone photography competition. Founded in 2007, IPPAWARDS has been celebrating the creativity of iPhone photographers since the iPhone first began to inspire, excite and engage users worldwide.

Every year since then, IPPAWARDS has selected the very best shots among thousands of images submitted by iPhone photographers from 120 countries around the world. Winners are selected by esteemed jury members in a multi-step process.

Finalist in 7th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards!

I’m quite astonished and really happy to say that my photographs have achieved Finalist in 4 categories of the 7th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards for Women Photographers!

The selected photographs are each from 4 different projects (click on the links to find out about each series):

London Project/Traces (work in progress)

Ophelia

Adventures in a Suburban Garden

Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow

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Ophelia 4

 

Part of the Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, the Julia Margaret Cameron Award is addressed to professional and non professional women photographers worldwide. With 17 categories, Photographers are invited to submit work in all mediums, styles, and schools of thought.

This year 1203 photographers from 51 countries submitted 6804 images. Congratulations to all the other winning entries!

 

I was Finalist in the following categories; click on the links to see the whole selection:

Winners gallery – People, Culture and Daily Life

7th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards - People Culture and Daily Life

No48 nightbus, London (from London Project/Traces) – Finalist – People Culture and Daily Life

 

Winners gallery – Alternative Processes

7th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards - Finalist - Alternative Processes

Ophelia 4 (from Ophelia) – Finalist – Alternative Processes

 

Winners gallery – Digital Manipulation

7th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards - Finalist - Digital Manipulation

Untitled (from Adventures in a Suburban Garden) – Finalist – Digital Manipulation

 

Winners gallery – Still Life and Abstractions

7th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards - Finalist - Still Life and Abstractions

Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow (B3306-1) – Finalist – Still Life and Abstractions

 

 

Honourable Mention in 2015 IPA One Shot!

My photograph ‘North London street, reflected’ has been awarded an Honourable Mention in the 2015 IPA One Shot Competition!

The International Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for professional, non-professional, and student photographers on a global scale, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today.

North London street, reflected

North London street, reflected

The theme of the competition was ‘Home’, with photographers invited to submit a single image.  The three categories were Perception, Person, or Place.  Here’s a link to the full list of all of the IPA One Shot Honourable Mentions

And here are the IPA One Shot Winners – Congratulations to them!

Here’s a screenshot of my work in the Place section of the Honourable Mentions list – also including Lucian Parvulescu and Mitja Kobal – I love the richness of both their photographs.

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excerpt from IPA Honourable Mentions list

Here’s another screenshot of my photograph with it’s description (click here to read on the IPA webpage)

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Screenshot of IPA page

The International Photography Awards is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, a non-profit, charitable foundation whose mission is to honor master photographers, discover and cultivate emerging talent and promote the appreciation of photography worldwide. The annual programming of Lucie Foundation is funded largely though the International Photography Awards, including the signature event, the Lucie Awards.

Motorway Bridge M3, in LENSCRATCH 2015 Cell Phone exhibition

This photograph of the Fleet M3 service station bridge is in the latest online group exhibition by LENSCRATCH: 2015 Cell Phone exhibtion.

Motorway Service Station Bridge, M3, Fleet, UK

Motorway Service Station Bridge, M3, Fleet, UK

There was such beautiful light that day. I love the juxtaposition of the trees and layers of reflections with the structure of the bridge and its fading corrugated roof.

There’s a really eclectic range of photographs in the exhibition, taken with mobile phone cameras all over the world. It’s well worth a look.

Considered one of the ten photography blogs you should read, LENSCRATCH is a daily journal that explores contemporary photography. Since its inception in 2007, LENSCRATCH has featured the work of thousands of photographers, has provided a platform to launch numerous portfolios, and has been a media partner to numerous photography festivals.

Cornish hedges in F-Stop Magazine, online now!

4 images from my new series – Cornish Roads (hedges) – have been selected for this month’s F-Stop Magazine’s August 2014 Group Exhibition, ‘On the Road’.

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.

See the whole group exhibition here.

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B3306 (ragwort, common sorrel, red campion, hedge woundwort)

Created using a mobile phone camera, this series documents a small sample of the vibrant hedges lining Cornwall’s 4,500 miles of twisting ancient roads that have grown out of simple tracks since Neolithic times. Although they appear wild, the original hedges are man-made and are tended on an annual basis.

Speeding through the flowers, leaves and grasses as they tumbled over each other, I was captivated by the vivid colours that reflected the abstract, modern art of the region.  I couldn’t help but acknowledge how fleeting my presence is in comparison to the many years that these flowers have bloomed.

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B3306 (bracken, cocks foot)

Cornish Roads (hedges) in Flow is a series within a larger body of work that I’m slowly building – Roadside Planting.   You can also see more images from this series and body of work on my twitter and instagram pages.