17th – 28th October 2019

Preview: Wednesday 16th October 18:00 – 20:30

The Brick Lane Gallery, The Annexe, 93 – 95 Sclater Street E1 6HR





Tiffany Roubert – Tiffany has a contemporary approach with an understanding of both lifestyle and documentary photography. Tiffany’s work has been featured in The Independent, Suitcase Magazine, C-heads Magazine and other print and online publications.

Still based in London, she continues to travel the world to understand the world through her lens. In this project she documents the Pataxo indigenous people of the far southern region of the state of Bahía, in the northeast of Brazil.

Tiffany is a French photographer. She focuses her work on travel, lifestyle and portraiture. In 2013 she moved to London and obtained a MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography.


RAS PIX – Ryan grew up in the Northern outreaches of London, a place that bridges the divide between Mother Nature and metropolis. His family has resided in London for countless generations; he feels a deep affinity for London’s culture and heritage the natural side of which I have tried to convey in my most recent works.

“Even next to the most endearing faces or flustering elements of the human form, nature’s vibrant hues are an unavoidable subject focus, it is impossible to ignore the effervescent beauty of the natural world, this project is to prove that no matter how distracted we are with furthering our own cause, or admiring our own achievements, we should never forget our survival runs adjacent to that of our planet.”


Mousa Shurbaji – Mousa’s works are inspired by a duality between femininity and nature. The women within Mousa’s work embody the soul of the forest. The earth is where life is created whilst life comes from within women. The inherent vexation within the works is in response to societies disregard for nature, with the current forest fires in the Amazon Mousa’s work has never been more prevalent.


Irene Wahlen – Irene shows an excerpt from her photo series “Body Shapes in Disguise” here in London. Her preference for analog photography is apparent: All the photos presented here are made with an analog medium format camera and the prints were manually enlarged on barite paper.

With her pictures, the artist sensitively tells about hope, longing and unfulfilled love. The black and white of the photos emphasizes the desire of the people, but also shows the distance in a drastic way. The tension created by these discrepancies allows the viewer to participate in the emotions.

Born and raised in Vienna (Austria), now based in Zurich (Switzerland)


Francesca McCollWild Women focuses on a community of intrepid women who brave the winter waters of England’s rivers and lakes. Wild Swimming has been part of our cultural history since the middle ages, when it was believed to have had healing powers and figured in early medical and scientific research. Today, wild swimming attracts a diverse range of participants, with women being central to this community. Feelings of vulnerability during these swims are surpassed by the shared joy and exhilaration experienced while swimming in these groups. Women offer support, laughter and empowerment, showing strength and beauty in the cold months of Winter.

Wild Women was a project that surfaced through personal interest and nostalgia. I came across an article regarding the benefits of cold-water swimming and I was immediately intrigued by this subject. The article also brought feelings of nostalgia, as I could remember wild swimming when I was young. In this series, I used a medium format film camera to photograph the beauty of nature in winter, alongside strong, powerful portraits of women who wild swim. It is truly admirable and brave to swim in the cold waters of winter, so I wanted to highlight the strength and confidence of these women immersed in these landscapes.“

Fran is a British Photographer based in Bath.


Efe Teksoy – Efe’s photography captures scenes of isolation and intimacy that enable the viewer to feel as though they are secretly observing a fleeting moment. The images, despite their isolating feel, do not feel intrusive. Efe has a skill of detaching any concept of intervening or adapting the scenes, his presence is not felt within the image and his eye is acutely drawn towards natural moments within Life in Istanbul. He depicts life within the city through scenes that suggest a human story without necessarily depicting people.


Erica Basta – Erica’s pieces are a curious juxtaposition. The images feel busy; the natural elements are harsh and full of different textures – from harsh rocks to fluffy trees. Whilst in contrast the scenes are vast and isolated. They induce a feeling of loneliness and highlight how expansive our home is, the one human form in Erica’s piece is reduced to the size of an ant. Her figure is consumed by a great wall of rock whilst she balances over a deep body of water.

‘Things I Wanted To Say’ is a metaphorical visual aid to the difficult conversations we have in life. How a pause in conversation can feel like a wide expanse in differing emotions between two people. The isolation and the desire to conquer.


André Samuel – André is a British born aspiring photographer with a passion for travelling and experiencing different cultures. He has recently achieved a dream to photograph across all 7 continents.


Of those continents, Antarctica has been chosen for the theme of this exhibition; as the last frontier without countries or hotels (although there is a British post office!) it is a remote and beautiful place, but its stunning scenery is highly endangered. Ice sheets that have not changed in hundreds of years are melting at a rate that has tripled in the last 30 years; ocean temperatures are rising rapidly and micro plastics have even been discovered in its pristine waters. This impact will be felt not just to Antarctica, but also globally.


Andre hopes these works are a reminder of the beauty of our planet and our responsibility to protect it.