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Mike had been given a lot of out of date paper by a customer – it had belonged to his late uncle – some of the papers were 20-30 years old.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advice from Mike I made a black and white negative onto inkjet acetate, from which I made contact prints onto out of date Agfa Brovira paper, and developed using out of date lith developer, and out of date stop and fix.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

 

Installation

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

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Life Framer Edition II Annual

The Life Framer Edition II Annual is out now and selling like hot cakes!  From a limited edition run of 300, I think there’s now about 30 copies left for sale.

Featuring images from 100 photographers, the annual includes my photograph from Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow, one of the shortlisted winners for the theme Colours.

Life Framer Edition II NJMaskrey

Life Framer is an award designed to source and showcase outstanding photography from amateur, emerging and established photographers, aiming to bring exposure to talented photographers from all over the world.

Cornish Roads at Life Framer X Juraplatz

One of my images from Cornish Roads (Hedges), in Flow has been included in the LIFE FRAMER X JURAPLATZ Exhibition in Biel, Switzerland!

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Cornish Roads (hedges) – in Flow, B3306

 

Dates: 12-18 December 2015

Venue: Juraplatz Art Space // Juraplatz, 2502 Biel/Bienne, Switzerland

The exhibition features winners and selected shortlisted photographers. from the 2015 Life Framer Awards.  Life Framer is a photography award designed to source and showcase beautiful and honest photography from amateur, emerging and established photographers.

My image was awarded one of the Honourable Mentions in the Colours category.

Juraplatz is a nonprofit independent Public Art Space and works as a satellite for international artists and festivals. It has been hosting  exhibitions such as Joan Fontcuberta (Hasselblad Award 2013) and Timo Arnall and Augustin Rebetez (Foam Magazine Talent 2013).

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

Ophelia 4

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

 

 

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

Chasing Shadows - wire window

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.

flower meets fence meets Spring/New Beginnings

Two of my photographs are in the online group exhibition of the latest F-Stop Magazine – Spring/New Beginnings. Check out the whole exhibition here.

Here’s one of my photographs, taken on Painswick Beacon:

flower meets fence (Painswick Beacon)

flower meets fence (Painswick Beacon)

F-STOP MAGAZINE is an online photography magazine featuring contemporary photography from established and emerging photographers from around the world. Founded in 2003 and published online, bi-monthly, each issue has a theme or an idea that the unites the photographs to create a dynamic dialogue among the artists.

 

 

Cornish Roads (hedges) in Life Framer Award!

This image from my series Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow was selected for the winners shortlist of Theme 5 – Colours of the Life Framer Edition II Award, judged by Evgeny Tchebotarev – cofounder of the 500px online photography community.

The series is an abstract study of time, colour, movement, and the flow-state, captured in the vibrant hedges that line some of Cornwall’s twisting ancient roads.  Of the image, Life Framer said:

“Photographic cubism? The blurred memory of an artwork? Or that same artwork for a drifting mind? The image is abstract enough to disguise the subject, lost in motion, but the resulting colours and shapes are beautiful – both on the surface and in a way that encourages you to sink into them. It’s a clever photographic technique, brilliantly realised.”

Cornish Roads (hedges) - in Flow, B3306

Cornish Roads (hedges) – in Flow – B3306

Life Framer is an award designed to source and showcase outstanding photography from amateur, emerging and established photographers, aiming to bring exposure to talented photographers from all over the world.

500px is aimed at aspiring and professional photographers, with 10 million monthly active users. It is an incredible place to find inspiration and connect photographers with one another.

Chasing Shadows in fLIP 29

Three images from my series Chasing Shadows have been selected for inclusion in the latest edition of fLIP magazine for London Independent Photography.

Offering a truly independent voice for photographic practice in London, fLIP is published 3 times per year to showcase member’s work and engage readers in a wider dialogue concerning diverse approaches to photography.

Here’s one of the images they selected:

Chasing Shadows - fence

Chasing Shadows – fence

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.

fLIP issue 29 (winter 2014/15) is available from the following stockists:

Online:  You can order a copy for posting to you directly from London Independent Photography (paypal accepted)

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

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

Artwords Bookshops, 65a Rivington Street, London EC2A 3QQ, and 20-22 Broadway Market, London E8 4QJ

Eastside Books, 166 Brick Lane, London E1 6RU

Photofusion, 17a Electric Lane, London SW9 8LA