this table is sad because no one is sitting at it

this table is sad… on LensCulture Network Gallery

A selection of images from my series ‘this table is sad because no one is sitting at it’ is featured on the LensCulture Network Gallery through October/November 2017.

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it

night swans – this table is sad because no one is sitting at it

“I find myself repeatedly passing through my life without actually engaging with it, going through the motions but my mind elsewhere. When I am lost in my inner thoughts those inhabiting the outer world around me disappear, and I too cease to exist. My awareness of this state creates a duality of experience through which I struggle to re-engage with the present.” 

This series employs a twin lens photographic technique, to record a parallax effect that forces a continual re-evaluation of the everyday transitory moment

This is a really personal body of work, so I’m very pleased that LensCulture have included it.  Here’s a link to my project on the gallery (until End Nov 2017), and here’s a link to the work in my LensCulture Portfolio, along with some of my other projects.

You can also buy a 48 page book of the full series of images, printed on high quality pearl paper, through blurb.

LensCulture is one of the most authoritative resources for contemporary photography, committed to discovering and promoting the best of the global photography community. The LensCulture Network offers committed photographers a place to show their work on a global stage and advance in their personal practice. The Gallery is a curated showcase of the Network members’ projects—our editors choose from members’ work, whether newly published images or great series that never received deserved attention.

 

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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):

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it – time based film for projection

“I find myself repeatedly passing through my life without actually engaging with it, going through the motions but my mind elsewhere. When I am lost in my inner thoughts those inhabiting the outer world around me disappear, and I too cease to exist. My awareness of this state creates a duality of experience through which I struggle to re-engage with the present.”

Created using every day colour films and high street developing labs, this projection series employs a twin lens photographic technique to record a parallax effect that forces a continual re-evaluation of the everyday transitory moment.

‘this table is sad because no one is sitting at it’ is intended for exhibition both as a large scale projection and an intimate book.

To see more from this series go to my website, or you can buy the book online at blurb

Interpretations: New solo exhibition at the Free Space Gallery!

The Free Space Gallery, Kentish Town is currently hosting a solo exhibition of my photographic based work! Running until 9th October, Interpretations features prints from 4 bodies of work:

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it

Chasing Shadows

Ophelia

Cornish Roads (hedges), in Flow

Each series uses a different photographic/printmaking technique to study the passing of time from different emotional viewpoints.

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it

As well as showing prints from each series, I am also showing a book of images for ‘this table is sad because no one is sitting at it’.  This is the first time that I am exhibiting this work so I’m particularly excited.

Chasing Shadows - fence

Chasing Shadows – fence

The exhibition is open Monday-Friday, 9am-6.30pm until 9th October.

On Friday 4th September there will also be an open evening, from 6.30-9pm where I will also be showing projections of ‘Chasing Shadows’ and ‘this table is sad because no one is sitting at it’. Copies of the book will also shortly be available for sale – watch this space for more info.

Ophelia #1 - Polaroid emulsion lift

Ophelia #1 – Polaroid emulsion lift

Address:

First floor 2 Bartholomew Road London NW5 2BX

Directions:

Underground: Kentish Town (Northern Line)

Overground: Camden Town Road (North London Line)

Buses: 46, 134, C2

Cornish Roads (hedges) - in Flow, B3306

Cornish Roads (hedges) – in Flow, B3306

About the Free Space Gallery

Established in 2010 the Free Space Gallery works with local and national artists within the unique settings of the Kentish Town Health Centre and the Queens Crescent Practice, two NHS facilities in north London. The Free Space Gallery delivers a programme of free exhibitions, free creative workshops and events, an art therapy course and an artist in residence programme. All of their work is generously supported by the Kentish Town Improvement Fund.

Thank you to the Free Space Gallery for supporting my work!

this table is sad at The Heart Grows Fonder

My photograph ‘my father reflected in his garden’ is in Miniclick’s experimental participatory project – ‘The Heart Grows Fonder’.

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it (my father reflected in his garden)

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it (my father reflected in his garden)

Part of Miniclick’s ‘Another Way of Looking” programme, created in association with Brighton Photo Fringe and Brighton Photo Biennial 2014, this free event gives participants an opportunity to curate their own photo-book from a range of artists work – in photographs, prose, poetry, drawing, collage, etc, etc.

When: 11am-5pm, Saturday 25th October
Where: at The Miniclick Business Concern at 68MS, Middle Street, Brighton
 

Below is one of Miniclick’s documentary photographs of all the work ready waiting to be part of someone’s book.  And you can just about make out my photo in the middle of the shot (hanging sideways, behind the giant ear!)

As a photographer I think there’s something quite exciting about giving up a photograph to the unknown, for someone else can use it to tell their own story.

The Heart Grows Fonder - in action

The Heart Grows Fonder – in action (event documentation by Miniclick)

Here’s a link to the online gallery for the project.

My photograph is from ‘this table is sad because no one is sitting at it’, which employs a twin lens technique to consider the subjective experience of the everyday transitory moment. Click here to see more from this series on my LensCulture profile.

 

 

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it – on LensCulture Gallery

Another of my images from ‘this table is sad because no one is sitting at it‘ has been included in LensCulture’s competition gallery!

This is the second image from the series that has been shared by LensCulture – you can see the other image here.

Here are some screengrabs:

Competition Gallery - mobile version

Competition Gallery – mobile version

 

As part of their Visual Storytelling Awards 2014, every day selected entrants are chosen by LensCulture’s editors for publication and recognition. They post these photos to their Competition Gallery and social media channels, reaching a global audience of over 700,000.

 

Competition Gallery - mobile version

Competition Gallery – web version

 

The LensCulture Visual Storytelling 2014 campaign aims to discover the best visual storytellers today,  searching for Documentary, Personal Stories, Photojournalism, Fictional Narratives, or any other photographic series that tell a story.

 

 

LensCulture homepage ticker

LensCulture homepage ticker

 

 

‘this table is sad…’ on facebook thanks to LensCulture

LensCulture have shared this photograph from my series ‘this table is sad because no one is sitting at it’ to their facebook audience – over 240,000 followers!

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it

this table is sad because no one is sitting at it

To see more images from this series go to my website: http://www.njmaskrey.com/#/this-table-is-sad/4533650607

The LensCulture Visual Storytelling 2014 campaign aims to discover the best visual storytellers today,  searching for Documentary, Personal Stories, Photojournalism, Fictional Narratives, or any other photographic series that tell a story.  To find out more about the campaign click here.

Here’s a snapshot of the post – since posting it’s hit a 680 likes, and over 40 shares all over the world!

'this table is sad because no one is sitting at it' shared by LensCulture on facebook

from ‘this table is sad because no one is sitting at it’

And here it is again, in their Volume 3  Album

Lensculture Visual Storytelling Awards - Entrants Volume 3

Lensculture Visual Storytelling Awards – Entrants Volume 3