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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!

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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.

 

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!

Berlin Foto Biennale 2016

I’m really happy to have 3 images in the Berlin Foto Biennale 2016, opening on 6th October!

The Berlin Foto Biennale and 4th Biennale of Fine Art and Documentary Photography, features a staggering 1200 images from 460 artists from 41 countries.

The images I’m exhibiting all achieved finalist in the 7th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards for Women Photographers. They are from the following bodies of work (click on the links to find out more about them):

 

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

The exhibition is at the Palazzo Italia in the centre of Berlin, not far from the Brandenburg Gate, at Unter den Linden 10, on the corner of Charlottenstrasse.  

It runs from 6th-30th October, open every day between 12pm-7pm, except Thursdays when it is open until 9pm.

 

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7th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards – Finalist – Alternative Processes

 

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7th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards – Finalist – Digital Manipulation

The Biennale is an associate partner of the European Month of Photography in Berlin, and also features a guest exhibition of Magnum Photographer Steve McCurry’s work, as well as a solo exhibition from Yusuke Suzuki, Gala Awards’ Emerging Talent.

Thank you to the Biennale for including my work, and congratulations to everyone taking part!

BRIGHT – flower meets fence

Two images from my sketchbook project #flowermeetsfence have been chosen to be part of a lovely exhibition in the Atrium Gallery at St James’s Insitute of Oncology, Leeds.


Organised by Shutter Hub, the exhibition opens on Friday 5th August and runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, until October 26th 2016. 

The full address is St James’s Institute of Oncology, Bexley Wing, St James’s University Hospital, Beckett Street, Leeds, LS9 7TF.

Featuring a wide range of photographers, the exhibition is described as a colourful, inspiring and intriguing body of work. 25% of all sales from the exhibition will go to the Yorkshire Cancer Centre Appeal.

Here’s a link to more information about the exhibition: http://shutterhub.org.uk/blog/bright-a-shutter-hub-exhibition-in-leeds

Shutter Hub provides opportunities, support and networking for creative photographers worldwide.

One of the largest in the UK and treating 2000 patients each day, St James’s offers integrated cancer services for the people of Leeds and is a specialist centre for patients with cancer in Leeds, Yorkshire and across the North of England.

The Yorkshire Cancer Centre Appeal is the fundraising arm of the centre, and provides specialist medical equipment, research and development and patient ‘home comforts’.

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.

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):

Ophelia’s travels

I found one of my Ophelia photographs on a blog.  I think it is a Portuguese writer, mixing images and text – here’s the link: casaetextodaana

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Ophelia #3

My photograph was accompanied by a long passage; the translation, although clumsy (I just pasted the original text into Google translate), is still beautiful and sad:

“I dreamed of you tonight. You who have the eye color of honey and when exposed to the sun shines.

Clarissa had the kindness of a few, a respect for life. He told me he felt a huge void, and the rebates he passed went back and forth, made her tremble and spend hours in bed. I never understood why she, so beautiful and intelligent could not ignore the ugly.

From an early age, even if not old enough to read, insisted that teach. Connecting the dots of the letters, united the words, pretending to read the comic books. As a teenager, wrote poetry … if locked-hours in the room with Clarice in hand. I read several times the same lines. He copied in the diary that he thought more beautiful. That was all for her. I want to remind you, but sometimes I forget your face shape.

There was a time in which succumbed. Not left, not studying, not read, did not eat. Doctors indicated drugs she took not. Smell your journal. Spend my finger that lock of hair you gave me.

Clarissa spent the days without knowing why he lived. And I, who both loved her, did not understand why she feel that way. Like everything else in his life, it was determined in ending with his grief. His decision kills me. In the dream I had today you turned a water bubble and dissolved.

I wonder what was the last thing you thought. They want me to forget you. No longer meet with Clarissa nor I will see her beautiful eyes and shiny hair. Still, constantly I think about what I would say to her. I would say that sadly nearly over. I think her so much. I try to believe in something since gone.”

Ophelia is a series of Polaroid Emulsion Lifts onto water colour paper made in response to studying previous artistic interpretations of Shakespeare’s text. The series studies the destruction and turmoil that lies beneath the romanticism and serenity suggested in traditional representations of her fate, both in image and process.

This photograph was also used previously for the cover of River Wolton’s anthology of poems: Leap.