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Of the land & us Takeover

I’ve taken over the Instagram feed for of the land & us from 12th to 17th November 2018.

Each day I’ll be sharing 2-3 images or videos along with some thoughts on my work.

Here’s a sample of what I’ve shared so far:

Come and find me over on Instagram and say hello 🙂

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Shutter Hub Open!

Shutter Hub OPEN 2018
4th – 9th October
Old Truman Brewery, 11 Dray Walk, London E1 6QR

Private View: Thursday 5th October, 6-9pm

In collaboration with The Newspaper Club, Shutter Hub brings together international photographers in a selected exhibition of over 200 images. I’m very happy to have two images in the exhibition, and I’m excited to see how they’ll translate to newsprint.

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Untitled (cyanotype)

There will be an award for the ‘Best in Show’, where viewers will get to vote for their favourite photograph from the exhibition, and alongside the exhibition Shutter Hub will be hosting portfolio reviews in the gallery space.

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Glasshouse

 

Shutter Hub is a photography organisation providing opportunities, support and networking for creative photographers worldwide. They provide the chance for photographers to professionally promote their work, access high quality opportunities and make new connections within the photographic community, through their website, in-person meet ups and exhibitions.

The Newspaper Club helps you to make and print your own newspapers, giving you the tools to turn whatever you want into newsprint, quickly and easily.

The exhibition will be part of London Photomonth. Photomonth celebrates photography in galleries and venues across East London. The Festival aims to demonstrate the diversity of contemporary photography and reach the widest possible audience.

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.

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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.

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!

RPS Hundred Heroines

I just wanted to say a big thank you to the Royal Photographic Society for sharing my work as part of their #HundredHeroines social media campaign.

2018 marks the centenary of women’s suffrage in the UK and @RPS100Heroines  have invited the public to nominate their photographic heroine to go forward as one of ‘s significant hundred heroines. Click here to nominate:  

In addition they invited female-identifying photographers to share their work to promote and celebrate women in photography today… which is where I’ve taken part.

Here are a few of the images, you can see the twitter thread in full here:  https://twitter.com/RPS100Heroines/status/1028938063538544640

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Ophelia #3

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Flower Flower Water Light

Chasing Shadows

Chasing Shadows – wire

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Instagram takeover – of the land & us

of the land & us have invited me to take over their Instagram feed from 17th-22nd April 2018.

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I’ll be sharing 3 images each day from a number of my projects, based on a different theme each day.

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of the land & us is an online photography magazine focusing on the land and the people who live on it. This well curated online photography magazine have previously shared images from my series Flower Flower Water Light on their website and social media channels.

If you’re on instagram you can follow @ofthelandandus or @npicola to see my work.

 

 

 

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.