I shall attempt to keep you all updated with what is going on in my photographic world here, I’m not the kind of person to post everyday but I shall certainly put upcoming events that I think have a bearing on my current work especially when they are workshops and exhibitions and special moments.
An awful lot is coming up and I’m not sure how to get my head around it all!
October Happy that work has gone to Offo Pinhole Festival in Poland in both the artist and group sections, so I have sent over, I think 16 pieces in all of the, “Searching for light” series, this is really getting a good airing this year.
September sees Obsolete and Discontinued showing in Magazine Fotografici in Naples and I’d love to be going but the, “Disassembled Corvid” will definitely be going.
A proposed show with The Tunnel details TBA
“Picture This” with SLWA at Waterloo Church London details TBA
I am delighted and honoured to have work in the Reclaim Photography Festival Light House Media Centre Wolverhampton details soon…
This July I was invited to be a guest exhibitor with The Tunnel a collective of artists, “Observations of a Dog” is based on Franz Kafka’s “Investigations of a dog and other creatures” and this theme inspired me to produce a whole new series of work using one existing piece from a previous cyanotype, this series has sent me in a slightly new direction with the processes I use.
Well here’s an install shot and one of me too!
Work shown at Safehouse Peckham London July 2019
July to Aug
Some new pinhole landscape works are now part of the “Time To Think” exhibit with Shutter Hub at the Festival Pil’ours in St Giles Croix de Vie France
Now extended …
One of the six sent with an environmental theme looking at coastal erosion where I grew up, the cliffs are barely cliffs anymore and each time they fall or rather slide into the Estuary they give up more of their history and also make those living at the top more vulnerable. These were all shot on X-Ray film.
Searching for Light is now whizzing off to the Ukraine where it will be shown at the Pavlovka Pinhole Festival
Setting up shot
I’ve been asked to exhibit in Heidelberg Germany as part the brilliant “The Art of Pinhole” Show
totally over the moon with this and looking forward to going, I shall be sending over eight pieces form my “Searching for Light, a solargraphic Germination” series
This is the proposed look of the show.
Lovely to be sending work off to Cambridge for “Everything I Ever Learnt”
All works are to be printed by Shutter Hub and so they will be a uniform democratic paper exhibit, a lot of fun…
More March fun
“Still Life” SLWA group show, time to bring out the perfect subject, “Dying Light” will be part of th exhibit, it seemed appropriate.
“Diversity” show at can you believe, Wichita Falls Museum of Art Texas USA a group show with Shootapalooza but seriously the next room has Warhol’s in there!
Nearly the end of the year again!, Photofusion Salon18 coming up and as part of the new work I’ve been doing with botanicals I shall be sending in a triptych! “Pisa Sativum III”
WOOHOO! FIX Festival at The Menier Gallery, delighted and absolutely stunned to have four in the top ten in the Essence category, places 2,3,6 and 7 and looking forward to exhibiting with so many other amazing artists.
Another show with SLWA this time at Asylum Chapel for “Strong and Stable” a little political whimsy form me, mocking the right royal mess we are in…
Obsolete and Discontinued heads to Waterstones Gower St keep your eyes open for details…October show!
Busy Months with a few shows in France and Brighton and its also the Truman Brewery for PHOTOMONTH! can I keep up!
“Silence is Over” a group show by South London Women Artists I decided to produce a piec in cyanotype on cloth and representing all those that had suffered both mental/sexual abuse at the hands of
Recent projects including pinhole solargraphs are to be exhibited as part of “Cosmic Perspectives” a show by Lumen at the Ugly Duck in Bermondsey London, I shall be showing a number of pieces form the “Searching for Light A Solargraphic Germination” series an environmental double durational study of light and growing conditions for seeded cameras. below are three of the 24 made.
Lots of pinhole work seems to be going everywhere for shows at the
moment but the farthest a few of them have been lately is India for an exhibition in a converted ‘public convenience’ called OneTwo Ooty Gallery, this show called Alfas Al’awa Book of Optics will be na international show.
A busy few months prepping but this coming April sees work go up at Gallery 1885 The Camera Club for the “Pinhole Show” a small number of photographers working with pinhole will be exhibiting, I shall be showing works that I did in some woods in Kent as well as an older piece at the local nature reserve.
Happy New Year to all and to start this year of 2018 off to a flying start I have work continuing to be shown both at Photofusion and the Lovely Gallery. New works will also be shown at the upcoming Spring show at The Lovely Gallery in April.
It’s Salon time again at Photofusion and I’m really excited and happy to have got work accepted.
It was with great sadness that the sudden death was announced of Judy Sherrod key figure behind Shootapalooza a group of women artists/photographers that I was fortunate enough to be a member of, as distant participant Judy made me very welcome, this “murmuration of Lights is to celebrate her life and will be shown at PhotoNola in New Orleans USA. Works have been sent and will be applied to memorial candles.
Pleased to announce that I will be exhibiting a whole new series of works as part of a small group show called “Common Ground” myself, Una Joy and Linda Litchfield will bring together works created with a common theme based around our allotments in South London. This show will be held at The Lovely Gallery in South London September -October 2017 PV tbc
Will soon be sending work off and absolutely delighted to be included again in “Plastic Fantastic VIII at Lightbox Gallery Astoria with, “Time To Leave” a pinhole.
It’s the “Alternative Processes” show at SE Centre for Photography SC USA
My cyanotype was chosen by juror Jill Enfield for inclusion
April is time for Pinhole and I’m delighted to be exhibiting and doing a workshop.
London Pinhole Festival Four Corners London
“Plastic Camera Show” Rayko Photo Centre San Francisco
Delighted to have this in the show, there were over 5000 entries!
“Nature” Tilt Gallery Arizona USA
This work was presented Aluminum base and sold
Lumen School of Light
Exploring the relationship between astronomy and light
Lumen Ugly Duck 47-49 Tanner St SE1 3PL London Bridge
“Blink Art Show”
South London Women Artists a one day showcase, don’t BLINK or you’ll miss it!
“Obsolete and Discontinued”
This exhibition is still showing at the Schaelphic Photokunstbar Koln Germany, so if you are nearby take the opportunity to visit this varied and fascinating exhibit.
Sydenham Arts Festival 2016
Looking forward to working in Grow Mayow Community Gardens during the Sydenham Arts Festival 2nd to 10th July, a long week but lots of fun and experimentation to be had in wonderful gardens that nestle in the corner of Mayow Park SE26 London. Pinholes, Lumens and Cyanotypes will be made!
Ticketed workshops available from Eventbrite, the link is below
HEFF Educational Festival Pinhole Workshops
I have organised ‘pop-up’ Pinhole workshops at the all new HEFF an educational festival held at Stonham Barns, Suffolk, this is a ticketed festival and you need to purchase tickets from their site in order to take part.
I’ll be doing Three pinhole workshops in all, totally mad, totally fun!
Working on numerous projects at the moment but hardly any time to actually get really engrossed in them. I have however got a lot of workshops lined up over the next month, Pinhole, lumen and cyanotype will be the key workshops, I’ll post more details and links when finalised.
These workshops will also be part of the forthcoming Sydenham Arts Festival which I have taken part in since it’s inception. I shall also be exhibiting works as part of this, details coming soon.
Delighted to be exhibiting again at A Smith Gallery USA for the “Pinhole” Exhibition, “I breathe” is certainly getting an airing!
“Up from Below” my fishy Lumen print is off to Novi, Cambridge UK. as part of the Shutter Hub Open, lots of exhibitions, talks and workshops for the month of June across to July.
Delighted to be part of “Plastic Fantastic VII” and I shall be exhibiting my pinhole, “I Breathe” this will be shown at Lightbox Gallery in Astoria Oregon USA.
Obsolete and Discontinued will be showing at Revela-T in Barcelona Spain and it’s great to have a Lumen heading down to it. “Disassembled Crow”
“Lumen” Show in March and April at A Smith Gallery Texas, honoured to have two pieces of work in this.
Krappy Kamera show at Soho Photo Gallery New York is coming up and cannot believe that I got into this with my pinhole, “I Breathe” Im hoping that a little trip may coincide with the exhibition and I’ll be able to see it in person and meet everyone.
I have been collaborating on a project with a number of other photographers and the results will be seen soon and will probably travel to a number of interesting festivals. It’s working title is Obsolete and Discontinued.
I have also been involved in a smaller publishing project which will be shown soon, this will be a show and also a publication.
I also have the pleasure to be involved in Book Two of Sarmad Magazine, a wonderful inspiring publication full of incredible artists and photographers.
Soundcamp is also approaching and I shall be working with the team again this year to provide visuals for this audio event.
“Show N Tell” with the LAPC at The Camera Club Kensington
A brief presentation of my work shared with guests and other members of the London Alternative Photography Collective.
“Krappy Kamera 2016”
Delighted and honoured to be part of this show held at Soho Photo Gallery, New York. This photo was made in Norway after a rather fresh swim!
“A Hope, Prayer and a Dream”
Excited to have two photos in the Fotofest International 2016 in Houston Texas, these photos are going to be printed large and wheat pasted the length of main street during the show.
“Chasing Shadows” has moved and it is onto another part of the tour, the solargraph is now showing at the Sugar Store Gallery The Lake District UK, this will be on from March until April 2016
“Rough Print” Rough print Gallery Dalston London UK
This was an open call and considering Holga had just announced it’s demise I decided to show one of my Holgaramas from my local park.
“Abstractions” A Smith Gallery Johnson City Texas USA
I sent in the pinhole “Tangled” along with a chain of cyanotype prayer flags to hang in the gallery. The prayer flags had been made in response to The World Record attempt made on 19th September 2015 and the idea was to get everyone around the globe to make these and either hang them or send them to the gallery to be hung.
“Do You Like Love” Shutter Hub Show for Photomonth East London UK
Honoured to have work in the show and to be part of this amazing festival of photography with this Lumen print, “Dying Light I”
Mobile Magic XX
The last one and I got in, great to see the first of Dying Light get a viewing
Chasing Shadows Gallery X Dublin
Another outing for the solargraph and this time off to Eire
Actinic Festival in Edinburgh Scotland UK
Got my Lumen Cat out on the prowl!
Fishing for Iconography Event, a wheat pasting extravaganza in Johnson City Texas
Honourable mention received at Curious Camera
Arts Eye Tuscon Arizona USA
For my Solargraph
Death and Transition 17 April-1 May 2015
A group show with South london Women Artists, mixed work on the theme of Death and Transition
Cottage 2, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane
Waterloo, London SE1 7LG
London Pinhole Festival for WPPD 24-26th April 2015
London Alternative Photography Collective and Doomed Gallery are collaborating to bring you 3 day festival celebrating Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day which is on 26 April 2015.
The events will run from Friday 24th April to Sunday 26th April.
OPEN SUBMISSIONS: Free submission 3-5 digital images, 100 word description. No restrictions on mounting/hanging – be creative! Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 14th March 2015. TERMS: If your work is chosen to be exhibited you must agree to pay £30 towards the venues running cost. One exhibitor will win a free Shutter-Hub membership.
I am doing an all day workshop on the Sunday 26th and we’ll be making a pinhole camera and using it on Ridley Road…
check out the Event here if you want to purchase tickets
An international event with our base here in
London at Stave Hill Rotherhithe
Soundcamp is a series of outdoor listening events on International Dawn chorus day this is linked by Reveil which is a 24 hour broadcast of the sounds of daybreak relayed by live audio stream around the globe.
I have been making solargraph cameras and Matchbox pinhole cameras which will be sent out to each of the participants in order that they can also record visually the events of the day. The use of pinholes and the extreme long exposures of the solar graphs reinforces the slow nature of the event and the period of the 24 hours that it will be relayed whilst the exposures will also need to take that long, if not longer!