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‘North London street, reflected’ on show in America!

‘North London street, reflected’ has been selected for inclusion in the latest exhibition at Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon – Color Space: Contemporary Photography

Exhibition dates: The gallery exhibition is open from 1st – 20th November 2014, open Thursdays and Fridays from 12-5pm, or by appointment outside of these times.
 
Private view: The opening reception is on Friday 7th November, 5-8pm.
 
Address: Black Box Gallery, 811 East Burnside St. # 212, Portland Oregon 97214, USA
 
Catalogue: To buy the catalogue for the exhibition click here
 
North London street, reflected

North London street, reflected

The exhibition features an eclectic display of photographs that use colour to captivate, compose and stylize. There are 24 photographs on display in the gallery show, and an another 30 works are also being shown online.

Featuring work from all over the world, Black Box Gallery is dedicated to supporting and promoting a thoughtfully curated visual photographic experience for our gallery, our photographers and our audience. For more information please click here.

This photograph is part of ongoing work in progress. To see more of my developing ideas take a look at my instagram and tumblr pages.

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New works on Black Box Gallery’s digitaldarkroom-blog

Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon has presented some of my latest photographs in the Portfolio Project of their digitaldarkroom-blog.

flower meets fence

flower meets fence

The Black Box Gallery Portfolio Project promotes a selection of outstanding photographers work online.

North London street, reflected

North London street, reflected

Chasing Shadows in Budapest!

Chasing Shadows – wire window is featuring in the group exhibition ‘Stories’ by PH21 Gallery, Budapest.

Organised by PH21 Gallery, the exhibition is hosted by the Werk Stílus és Kommunikációs Akadémia

“Looking at a photograph may allow for understanding much about the past leading up to the captured moment; it may also enable the viewer to imagine the possible futures evolving from the frozen record of the here and now” Zsolt Batori

To see all of the photographs in the exhibition, read the juror’s review, or to buy a copy of the Exhibition Book  click here

Chasing Shadows - wire window

Chasing Shadows – wire window

The exhibition runs from 2nd – 22nd September 2014, open Monday to Friday  10am-6pm.

Werk Stílus és Kommunikációs Akadémia
Saletrom Loffice
Saletrom St. 4.
Budapest,
Hungary 1085

It’s about 3 minutes from the Rakozci Square Metro station of the new Metro line (Line 4) or about 10 minutes from Blaha (Line 2) or Corvin (Line 3).

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. They have hosted a number of inspiring shows featuring talented photographers from all corners of the world.

Their website also functions as a virtual gallery, and all photographs included in their exhibitions are presented on the website.

Chasing shadows in RED – Hackney WickED 2014 documentation

A massive THANK YOU! to Hackney WickED and Lab Film Projects for including my work in this year’s programme – Very Moving Pictures.

To see the film in full click here – it’s best viewed at about 2-3m high. To look at the original photographs take a look at my website.

Here are a couple of photographs of my film as it was shown in the Cinema Lounge.

This version  has a more constant pace than the rhythmic original (shown at Islington Exhibits 2013) and emphasises the built up layers that appear within the transitions.

Chasing Shadows (ivy / wire window transition) - Hackney WickED Cinema Lounge projection

Chasing Shadows (ivy / wire window transition) – at Hackney WickED / Lab Film Projects

One of my long term aims with this piece is to show it in places where it can interplay with it’s surroundings – such as passing car lights and street lights, real-world shadows, shapes etc. I’d not previously had a chance to test this idea, until now.  But thanks to the quirks of photography I was able to pick up some images that also absorbed the ambient light – with some amazing effects!  (I must stress that it didn’t look like this to the naked eye – more like the first picture above)

Chasing Shadows (house / steps transition) in red

Chasing Shadows (house / steps transition) in red – at Hackney WickED / Lab Film Projects

I’m now even more keen to project this series in every-day places, so will start the hunt now ready for a good evening location that I can use when the clocks go back!

Chasing Shadows – for projection

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.

For this series I used long exposures on 35mm black and white film to record the contemplative stillness of the night, the only movement in the wind blowing through leaves. I hand printed the images with lith developer on old fibre based paper to create single edition prints with a tactile quality and degraded aesthetic reminiscent of illustrative drawing or etching.

Winning a 2013 Islington Exhibits Artists Award, I was commissioned to rework the images into a large-scale projection installation. The projection paradoxically represents the frozen moments as transitory echoes of the original, each dissolving into the next in a slow, rhythmic loop.

Here is a lo-res version of the film for projection:

Documentation of the projection installation:

Chasing Shadows - large scale projection

Chasing Shadows – large scale projection

To find out more about Chasing Shadows:

click here to find out about exhibitions or related work
or take a look at my website to see the full images (print and projection)

Adventures at the Foundry – documentation

A few photos from the exhibition of Adventures in a  Suburban Garden at The Foundry on 17th January 2010.

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Adventures at the Foundry 170110 04911

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Adventures at the Foundry 170110 0495

Helen McCookery came along and wrote the loveliest words about some of the images (and the rest of the event) here: http://www.mccookerybook.com/blog/2010/01/radio-joy-at-foundry-part-of-it-anyway.html

“Two of the screens glow orange with nasturtiums: how did they know I liked nasturtiums?

They provided me with a constant supply of little caterpillars to keep in jam jars when I was a little girl; they danced optimistically in the West-country sun at my ex-honeymoon; they flowered heroically through the deadly weeks when I was packing up our big house and getting ready to move on, exhausted by it all.
Their happy morning song of shades of orange, sung through autumn frosts and dismal rain, reminded me that life can be beautiful even when it is disguised as a nightmare.”

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Adventures at the Foundry 170110 0478

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Adventures at the Foundry 170110 0479

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Adventures at the Foundry 170110 0480

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Adventures at the Foundry 170110 0481

The exhibition was part of a live broadcast by Radio Joy – go to http://www.bandofholyjoy.co.uk or http://radiojoy.co.uk/blog for more information, or to listen to their Sunday evening shows, from 7pm.  You can also look at The Foundry’s own archive of the night here: http://www.foundry.tv/archive/events/100117.Radio_Joy/title/

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The Foundry is now set to close to make way for a hotel – read more here:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2010/feb/03/foundry-gallery-set-to-close or go to http://www.foundry.tv

Adventures in vimeo

30 images from Adventures in a Suburban Garden, as exhibited at The Foundry as part of Radio Joy’s residence.  This version is long and quiet – watch this space for a future update featuring a soundtrack from Inga Tillere.

If you don’t have the time/patience to sit still for 10 minutes you can also see a quick slideshow here:  http://www.njmaskrey.com/#/adventures/4533658927

Take a look at www.radiojoy.co.ukwww.bandofholyjoy.co.uk, or www.foundry.tv for related work/information. Or contact me at www.njmaskrey.com to find out more about exhibitions, print sales or other work.

More Adventures… Showing in London

for one night only…

Adventures in a Suburban Garden will be showing at The Foundry, Great Eastern Street, London, on Sunday 17th January as part of a live broadcast by Radio Joy.

For more information go to http://www.radiojoy.co.uk or http://www.foundry.tv.

Here’s a few photos, more on the night…

Adventures in a Suburban Garden 2017

Adventures in a Suburban Garden 2020

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