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April’s #free #photocontest now open + other competitions collaborations & exhibitions #photography #London

  1. Our monthly competition is now open for entries and the theme is ‘black & white’.
  2. A few spaces left for our festival in May – deadline to submit is 9 April.
  3. Zoe’s Masterclass, making the leap from amateur to professional photographer.  Early bird tickets only £10 until 31 March.
  4. Enter our abstract photography competition, win cash prizes and an exhibition in London.
  5. Our free Retro Wall is for first time exhibitors – enter here.

 

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Congratulations to Leonardo Schenato Barroso winner of our monthly #photocontest reflections #photography

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ABOUT THE IMAGE:
This photograph was taken in the city of Curitiba, PR, Brazil. The image captured the instant when several urban artistic interventions were reflected on a rain puddle, along with some more elements. What really caught me on this image was, at first, the intense contrast between the outside – shown by the unfinished window cut and its reflect – and the inside, shown in the rest of the scene. I mean: to me, in this image, it really looks like reality became a picture on the wall. After I took it, other thing that called my attention was the difference between the real window, where we can see some buildings, and the reflected window, where we can see the sky. So, it’s a reflection, but it shows a different thing than what it reflects. Ain’t that peculiar? The letters “CWB”, in the title, refer to the IATA Code of Curitiba. The urban interventions registered on the photo were made by Artestenciva, Bruno Romã, Paula Ariana Calory (PAC) and other unidentified artists.
ABOUT ME:
Photography enthusiast born in Curitiba, PR, Brazil, currently living in Irati, PR, Brazil. Grandson of a classic style painter, gets interested in beautiful landscapes since the early years. Started studying the incredible art of photography in 2007, during the Journalism graduation, specially at the Photojournalism classes. Made an internship at the university`s photo lab. After college, diversified his knowledge with courses about different types of photos and started to take part at photographic trips around Brazil. Started photography expositions in 2016, when his picture “The Owl’s Sunrise in Guaratuba Beach” won a photographic competition organized by the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), and became the cover photo of the “Guaju” magazine, one of the university’s scientific publications.


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Our #architecture #photography finalists can now be seen@Bridgelounge

You can now see the finalists and top three winning images in our recent architecture photography competition at The Bridge Lounge in Tooley Street, London SE1.    Please check their website for opening hours.  The exhibition will be in display for three months.


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And the winners are! #architecture competition #London #photography

A big thank you to our judge, Johnny Kerr, for selecting the winners, honourable mentions and the top images for exhibition in our first architecture competition of the year.  We had over 250 entries from around the world and it’s always great to see familiar names along with new artists! We’ll announce the exhibition dates in due course.

And the winners are!!

1st Place

“Hannover” / Frank Machalowski

“Hannover” is a refreshing photographic vision of architecture. The structure, abstracted and stripped to its most raw essence of form, vibrates with energy. The converging lines that result from changes in lens parallax across multiple exposures pull the viewer into the image and add a pleasant textural quality. At first glance it appears chaotic, but when visually processed it is full of beautiful, intricate subtlety.

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2nd Place

“Headquarter of the American Forces Berlin 1945 – 1994” (Series) / Sabine Von Breunig

This series is expertly composed and captures a strong sense of place. The visual weight in each scene is well balanced, disregarding tired composition “rules” in favor of a more complex understanding of the relationships between scenic elements. Each interior reveals nuanced details that contribute to the narrative, with nothing extraneous. The subtle colour palettes are well seen and never overstated.

 

3rd Place

“Let’s Go Round Again” and “The High And The Mighty” / Tony Sellen

“Let’s Go Round Again” is a well-visualized architectural detail. The three-dimensional elements are seemingly compressed into a two-dimensional, graphic study of shape and light. The juxtaposition of the round, almost organic shapes on the top two thirds of the composition against the rigid, geometric shapes on the bottom third is a great contrast. This contrast is further enhanced by the tonal range represented in each section: the light tones in the concentric circles surrounded by a dark square on the top two thirds vs. the dark trapezoid surrounded by lighter tones on the bottom third.

“The High and the Mighty” presents interesting proportions, an engaging contrast between modern and classical architectural details, and a rich tonal range.


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We are delighted to announce the honourable mentions in our #architecture competition! #London #photography

A big thank you to our judge, Johnny Kerr, for selecting the winners, honourable mentions and the top images for exhibition in our first architecture competition of the year.  We had over 250 entries from around the world and it’s always great to see familiar names along with new artists! We’ll announce the exhibition dates in due course.

Honorable Mentions (in no particular order)

“Happy Arches” or “Bridge” / Elisabeth Greve

The intentional camera movement in both images puts the subject matter in a different realm altogether. The hazy transition between tones and colours contributes to the whimsical abstraction of oft-photographed subject matter, translating these rigid structures into expressions of fluid movement.

“Copenhagen Reflection 4” and “Copenhagen Reflection 5” / Stuart Cashmore

Both pieces feature rich but not heavy-handed colour schemes. The complexity of detail in the textures of the façade and the complementary structures reflected in the windows have been wonderfully composed. Rather than sensory overload the careful composition brings order and stability, pointing out interesting relationships between the wavy, organic reflections and the linear details of the brickwork.

“The Line That Divides” / Neringa Paskeviciute

“The Line That Divides” presents an array of interesting contrasts. The stark, graphic architecture on the left features strong contrasting tones and stands in dramatic opposition to the softer, subtle tones and organic forms in the clouds on the right. In the middle a light post mediates between the two, contributing tension and implied symmetry to create strong visual pull. The icing on the cake is the one missing glass pane in the lantern to perfectly contrast the deepest shadow against the bright wall and reinforce the implied line between the two halves of the image.

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We are delighted to announce the winners in our #architecture competition! #London #photography

A big thank you to our judge, Johnny Kerr, for selecting the winners, honourable mentions and the top images for exhibition in our first architecture competition of the year.  We had over 250 entries from around the world and it’s always great to see familiar names along with new artists! We’ll announce the exhibition dates in due course.

Selected for exhibition in London (no particular order):-

“The Spider” / Andrea Fabrizi

“Around Paris 2” / Bertrand Bagnaud

“Fluorescent Subway” / Bruce Collingwood

“Axel Tower” / Chiara Gerevasi

“Southbank London” / Coco Petter

“The Shard In A Pond” / John Bussy

“White Space” / Jonathan Herbert

“Chateau Ruins” / Matthew Emmett

“Lines” / Nichola Breen

“B” / Nicola Morittu

“Contrast of Time” / Philip Moore

“Final Destination” / Sandra Wilks

“Relax In the City Redux” / Simon Hadleigh-Sparks

“Future” / Siyuan Ma


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We announce prize pot for this year’s London Photo Festival! #photography #London

Continuing with our year of celebration (this year we will be holding our 10th London Photo Festival), we have introduced a prize fund of £500 to share between the photographers selected by our judge as Best in Show, 1st and 2nd Runners ups.  The winner of the public vote, the f-Factor, will also win photography related prizes!

We believe in giving new and emerging photographers a chance they would rarely get elsewhere: the opportunity to exhibit their work in a relaxed, professional environment.

Unlike other galleries, exhibitions and festivals, we do not judge your work – as long as it is not offensive, we will display it. All you have to do is pay a small fee and you can enter here.

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