Photography Now | 26th October – 6th November
26th October – 6th November
Private view: 26th October, 6:00 – 8:30pm
The focus of this exhibition will be on emerging and mid-career photographers.
We hope you can join us at the opening on the 26th of October from 6 to 8.30 pm
10am – 6pm Monday to Friday
12 – 6pm Sunday
Emanuel is an Italian Street Photographer. He has been taking photos since he was just a little boy, always with a camera in his hand and a smile on his face. He studied Architecture at Politecnico di Milano and moved to London, in 2018, to pursue his dream of becoming a professional photographer. Emanuel’s photography is driven by his love for travel, meeting people from different cultures and discovering new points of view. His range of work includes Portraits, Wedding, Live music, and food photography.
Born and raised in the Italian countryside, Francesca always searched for a way to explore new places and make new experiences. After graduating in Photography in Florence, she spent six months in New York City, two years in London and is now located in Amsterdam. Photography has always been an important part of her life, together with live music: you will always find her at peace at a live concert with her camera.
This is a collection of photographs taken at various concerts of Francesca’s favorite artists. Each picture was chosen to best represent the artist
Once upon a time in our world – and still today – there are places that are full of life, poetry, and magic.
They appear as they are in all their purity.
If you feel it – this power of nature – allow yourself to dream and reconnect with this universe.
The values behind the artworks:
- Consciously photographed (cycled over 4’100 miles across Europe)
- Printed in museum quality (light proof & monochrome inks on fine art paper)
- Handmade & locally framed (Brick Lane, London)
Christopher Schaller is a Swiss photographer who specialized in black and white photography. Curious and eager to explore, he seeks opportunities to get to know distant territories for a long period of time. Today, he is working on a project on natural spaces in Europe.
“I wish that my work offers you the chance to get in touch with the breathtaking natural wealth. They still exist, the pure and wild places, full of life, which live alongside our modern world.”
To discover more about his body of work, visit – www.schallerphotographs.com
Blaze Angel Emin
Blaze Angel Emin is a street photographer who is currently based in South London. She finds joy and excitement walking the roads, ready to engage and capture the unseen moments, along with the odd ones which to her seem so even. Photography makes her feel connected to the world in a deeper sense, a medium which relies on the ongoing observations of the world, running its natural course, relying solely on the eyes and mind being open to the endless possibilities, striving to capture raw art given to us through time unravelling itself. To her, the world is the greatest artist to exist, and the longest one as well, no day nor life is ordinary here, there is so much to see. Blaze is just playing around with what time has to offer her, transferring her artistic perceptions of the world in a loose but genuine manner that is still intriguing to the eye.
Her pieces for, Home is where the heart is, involves a mixture of contrast, colour correlations, reflections and slow exposure. She enjoys the ongoing experimentations and development in her work, documenting the unstaged. She finds her inspirations from people such as Jason Lee, photographer, skateboarder, and actor. She can relate to his work as he sees not just a moment nor a photo, but an “on-going fictional movie” in his mind. Come and see through the eyes of Blaze, The Mad Hatter on a mission.
“Until recently I lived and worked in East London but now relocated to Hertford. I have been a practising fine artist for over thirty years with a long exhibiting history. In 2014 my first book – A Toby in the Lane, A History of London’s East End Markets – was published by the History press.
Although I continue to paint and write, in 2015 due to some health issues my focus of artistic interest switched to a passionate love of street photography. Since moving to London in 1992 from the Lake District, I have been fascinated by London’s history and social culture. My photography is largely based in Soho, Chinatown, Trafalgar Square and East London.”
Henry Reichhold’s work always sets out with one over-riding objective – to capture the essence and spirit of his subject in one comprehensive finished narrative. To achieve this he explores, captures and pulls together all the many elements (sometimes many hundreds) that make up his complex collages.
Henry taught Digital imaging at Central Saint Martins for over 10 years and is currently working with St Paul’s Girls School to explore the role of 3D scanning in virtual environments. His work has always been at the cutting edge of digital technology where he has worked closely with industry partners that have included Nikon, Canon, Sony, Sigma, Adobe, Autodesk, Epson, Nokia, Autodesk and Ultimaker.
His current work is exploring how Point Cloud and 3D mesh can influence mobile imaging.
Lucky Osayi (Dolu)
“I am a Nigerian, born on 18/ 05/1989 in Benin City. Had my education at the UNIVERSITY OF BENIN 2007/2008 – 2012/2013
ROBERT GORDON UNIVERSITY 2022 – Present
I am an urban/street photographer and a digital artist. My artwork reflects my urban/street shots. Which mainly tells a story of the typical African lifestyle on the street. So, I translate this into art, with the use of Photoshop.”
“I do art because it’s a window to see the bold steps and lifestyle of the human race, the window that shows the passion, waves, struggles, and connection of Africanism.”
There’s an expression in French for twilight: ‘Entre Chien et Loup’, meaning ‘Inbetween Dog and Wolf’, which I believe is a good metaphor for our understanding of the subject of photography. It captures a moment when the boundaries between reality and fiction have become blurred and illustrates a re-evaluation of our understanding, a process of discovery. In John Szarkowski’s essay, ‘The Photographer’s Eye’, he said: “The history of photography has been less a journey than a growth. Its movement has not been linear and consecutive, but centrifugal. Photography and our understanding of it, has spread from the centre; it has, by infusion, penetrated our consciousness. Like an organism, photography was born whole. It is in our progressive discovery of it that its history lies.” The photographs grouped under the title ‘Entre Chien et Loup’ was made in 2022, although these silver gelatine prints may look like they could have been made a hundred years ago, therefore the photographic object itself has become ‘the illusion’. Roland Barthes said that “a photograph is always invisible: it is not it that we see”, what we see is what the photograph represents. We live in an interesting time where there has been a shift in how we use the camera. Today nearly everyone carries a camera and images are taken less to document our world, but rather to document our encounters with the world. Our images have become the proof of our existence and our reality have become dependent on our images, illusions, neither reality nor fiction.
Ligeia is a Sicilian multi-disciplinary artist currently based in Los Angeles. She creates music, poetry and art inspired by her deep knowledge of the dream and spirit world, as well as her close connections with various cultures across the planet. Ligeia is always experimenting with new mediums, using known editing techniques in unconventional ways to reveal windows into worlds that haven’t been seen before.
The works featured are a selection from her 2021 project and first photo book, Art to Watch Music By. Italy birthed the Slow-Food movement, and Ligeia likens this practice to Slow-Photo: the best colors and flavors can be extracted by traditional methods that take years to master and that honor the nature of the elements involved in development — all while adding surprise ingredients that cook up unexpected results. She constructed this recipe by marrying together old analog and new digital techniques with the phases involved in baking bread: these prints are dried, kneaded and peeled, rinsed, stretched, and dried again — creating a new way to process images that mirrors the collaboration of her passion for music and visual art.
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