reflections

London Project / Traces on The Curated Fridge!

One of my favourite images from London Project / Traces has been selected for the December 2016/January 2017 exhibition by The Curated Fridge.

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Untitled – London Project / Traces

The Curated Fridge is the brainchild of Yorgos Efthymiadis, a unique project with the aim of celebrating fine art photography and connecting photographers from around the world.

This exhibition was guest curated by Elin Spring – founder, editor and head writer of the photography blog “What Will You Remember?”, featuring exhibit reviews, curator and artist interviews, book reviews and commentary.

Here’s a photograph of The Curated Fridge in its entirety – my photograph is on the bottom door. You can see all of the photographer’s work on their websitefacebook page, and on their instagram feed.

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The Curated Fridge, by The Curated Fridge

Here’s also a link to their lovely video of afternoon shadows  coincidentally framing my image of afternoon shadows on the bottom door:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/thecuratedfridge/videos/

My photograph is from a sketch-series of images exploring the light, shadows, and layers of reflections that appear momentarily in my everyday environment, documenting the juxtaposition of plants and trees – cultivated and wild – with built structures.

To find out more about The Curated Fridge take a look at this interesting article on Lenscratch.

Thank you Yorgos and Elin for including my work in this show!

 

 

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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Mike had been given a lot of out of date paper by a customer – it had belonged to his late uncle – some of the papers were 20-30 years old.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.

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’

Untitled - London Project / Traces

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

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.

Honourable Mention for ‘No46 Bus (night), London’ at PH21 Gallery, Budapest

‘No46 Bus (night), London’ has been awarded an honourable mention in the new group exhibition by PH21 Gallery – City.

This juried international photography exhibition explores how urban spaces provide intensified experiences, how we shape our environment and how we live in the environment we create for ourselves.

The exhibition runs from 14 October – 3 November at

PH21 Gallery
Szkéné Theatre
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
H-1111 Budapest
Műegyetem rkpt. 3.
 
No46 nightbus, London

No46 Bus (night), London

Of my photograph, the juror’s review says “Nicola Jayne Maskrey presents a vivid, colourful impression of the city by night. The composition is shaped by motion itself, in a way we never actually see but often imagine or remember seeing a city. The person in the picture is faceless; she enters and then immediately exits our life, remaining a mere passing memory.”

This image is a recent addition to my very long work in progress – London Project/Traces – you can see more images from this series as well as other work on my instagram page.

 

Here’s also a photograph of the installed exhibition – looking very sharp!

City installation - documentation by PH21 Gallery

City installation – documentation by PH21 Gallery