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We speak to Harry Jenkins, one of this month’s Collectors Club photographers #photography #London #londonphotofestival

My favourite medium is paint but when I had painted an abstract painting based on a photo I took of a street in London and compared it with my original photo of the scene (which I had taken because I had been able to finish sketching), it struck me that both had something to offer about the feel of that place.
The painting was my interpretation of  how I felt immersed in London. By combining my photograph and a photograph I then took of my painting it added a greater depth and the differences were highlighted and it emphasised indecision even further.
I personally really liked this image as it holds onto the feel of the painting and I was able to tweak the layering until the balance between them was most effective. It was a great moment to find out that other people had liked it too, particularly with so many great photos entered and I am so glad that I did.
I am now working on more in the series and this has motivated me to continue to explore my own City  and capture it in this dual way.
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We speak to Amy Bateman @Croftfoot our fine art/abstract #photography #competition winner #London #cumbria

Convergence

This photograph was taken on a family outing to a local tarn in Cumbria. It was winter and had been a hard frost. The tarn had frozen in the still shallows, yet, was still unfrozen in the deeper parts. The convergence between ice and water was making a stunning rippled effect and the picture has so much texture from the water, ice and movement that I took a whole series of photographs. These have become some of my favourite shots.

Photography has become a serious hobby since giving up work to look after our children and I have been entering a few competitions on the internet when I stumbled across the London Photo Festival. As a very busy mum of three I’d forgotten I’d even entered. Receiving the email to say I’d won was amazing. I’m delighted that the judge was taken with the shot as much as myself and my twitter followers! I am really looking forward to seeing my photograph exhibited at The Bridge Lounge, a pinnacle of my photographic career to date.

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We speak to 1st Runner Up Guy Needham! #photography #London #londonphotofestival

Being based on the other side of the world and only being an occasional visitor to the UK, I jumped at the chance to be able to show some of my work at the London Photo Festival.

The timing was perfect as I had just finished an exhibition about the Hamar tribe of Southern Ethiopia, and it was some of these images that I put forward for the Festival. The main reason I wanted to enter was to get further international exposure and test the appeal of my cultural portraits in a metropolitan marketplace. I wanted to show images designed to be interpreted as cultural crossings, where the space between photographer and photography is more than just physical. On the faces of the portraits I submitted was a mix of suspicion and acceptance, my attempt to personify the deeper issue of tourism versus exploitation.

Having read about the Festival the previous year I knew that it was easy for overseas photographers to get everything organised online. I didn’t really expect to sell any of the work, but when I did the communication was very professional.

Of course, a real highlight was being judged 1st Runner Up, a complete surprise and honour. Sharing that accolade on social media has led to further interest and also boosted those who had previously purchased from the original exhibition, knowing that they had chosen award-winning work.

For me it was certainly worthwhile taking the time to enter the Festival and I’ll be back again next year!

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Guy Needham


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We speak to 2nd Runner Up Anja Filippini #London #photography #londonphotofestival

The London Photo Festival is extremely well-conducted and has a welcoming feel, all thanks to the founders who are very kind and accommodating. I especially liked the tasteful presentation of photographers’ work, and the simplicity of the venue itself. The high standard of this Festival is reflected in the quality of printing and framing as well. Being both affordable and well-visited, I believe it provides amateur as well as professional photographers with the perfect opportunity to get great exposure at low cost.

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Congratulations to @Jo_TC winner of our f/Factor competition – sponsored by @LoxleyColour #photography #London

All visitors are encouraged to vote for their favourite work in the hotly contested f/factor competition and this year’s winner is:
Jo Tinning Clowes – Iceland Ice Cave
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Other high scorers were (and in no particular order):-
Alexander Durie – Ulu Road
Henry Rice – Osaka (Best in Show)
Emma Jones – Amazing Face
Kant Kathod – In God’s country
Joerg Karrenbauer – Over the Bridge (Honourable Mention)
Jordan Hutchinson – Batur
Angel Armero – Greengrocer’s Siesta  
Marlene Wareham – Jack and Rosie
Samantha Strinic – Crossing the Line
Guy Needham – Hamar Green (1st Runner Up and Sold)
Jordan Hutchinson – Cat Cat
Richard Dickson – Two Cities (Honourable Mention)
Ella Millward – Lost on the Road
Britta Baumann – Bubble Fun
Jamie Brake – Sunrise in Pembroke
Elias Tsigounis – Vegetarian Festival
Neil Cordell – Sunset at Inle Lake
Chiara Battistini – Daily Tasks
Anja Filippini – Girl On A Bus (2nd Runner Up)
Coin Page – Lamps of Dagenham
Shareena Hatta – Skyfall
Alice Gardoni – as…Life (Honourable Mention)
Rijil Thomas – Scarface
Stephen D’Agostino – Athens Prayer
Samanthan Strinic – Girl in a Kimono
Saad Hussain – Ray of Sun
Michelle King – Essaouria  
 
Congratulations everyone!


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1st Runner Up Guy Needham #Auckland #photography #London #londonphotofestival #Ethiopia

Guy Needham

Hamar Green

Turmi, Lower Valley of the Omo, Southern Ethiopia

In 2015-2016 Guy Needham spent time in Southern Ethiopia to take portraits that can be interpreted as cultural crossings. Written on the faces of those who posed is a mix of suspicion and acceptance, a personification of tourism versus exploitation. In this young man’s hand is a borkoto, the traditional seat of the Hamar.

Biography:

Guy Needham is a New Zealand photographer who focuses on tribal cultures. His work has appeared in National Geographic Traveller, Lonely Planet, AFAR and the Royal Photographic Society. He has exhibited in the UK, US, Japan, the Balkans and New Zealand.

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Best in Show winner #londonphotofestival @iamHenryRice #Japan #Osaka #London

Henry Rice

Osaka

Japan

I have tried to encapsulate what it is to remember a place; the journey that was undertaken, the sights, the sounds, the memory. The memory however is never a clear image or a solid static representation, it twists and warps over time.

Biography:

Henry Rice is a fine art photographer and traveller. The series mapping is exploring memory of a place.

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Henry Rice is a fine art photographer and traveller. The series mapping is exploring memory of a place.