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Call Out:What’s coming up? #exhibitions #Masterclass #Free entry! #photography #London

Want to get involved?  Here’s how!

  1. Back by popular demand – our Retro Wall.  This is a chance for first time exhibitors at our Festival to exhibit for free!  Enter here.
  2. You have two days and 10 hours to enter our monthly competition.  The theme is ‘reflections’.
  3. Tickets to Zoe Whishaw’s Masterclass are £10 until the end of March.  Zoe will be holding a class on how to make the leap to becoming a professional photographer.
  4. The deadline for our second Abstract/Fine Art Photography competition is 31 March – don’t miss out on a chance to win some cash and an exhibition in London.
  5. A few spaces left for our Festival in May – the theme is ‘your journey’ or ‘your travels’ – this image could be taken on your way to work, walking the dog, journeys across the globe or showing us journeys around your city.  Places can be booked on our website.

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We announce our abstract/fineart judge- the multi talented @rosie_hardy #photography #abstract

Rosie Hardy is a conceptual art photographer based in the Peak District. Her surreal self portraiture and creative photo manipulations capture escapism at its prettiest. Hardy has been shooting for a decade, working her way as a school girl trekking through fields – with the cheapest equipment money could buy – (clutching handfuls of props and looking rather out of place) to trekking through fields with slightly more expensive, mud covered equipment, but lots more confidence and excitement.
Her “Big Break” came at age 19 when she was discovered by Maroon 5, and was asked to shoot their album cover, “Hands All Over”. Since then, she has worked with numerous brands such as Microsoft, Pandora and Random House, as well as celebrities and musicians, but she still loves to shoot a decent wedding and just can’t seem to stay away from those fields…
Her work is inspired by emotion and human connection, and the comfort that can be found in art during times of loss and heartache.
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What’s Coming Up at the London Photo Festival? #photography #London #exhibiting

  1. Vote in our Street Photography Competition.  Your vote can take up to 24 hours to register.
  2. Masterclass with Zoe Whishaw – find out whether you are ready to make the leap to becoming a professional photographer.  Early bird tickets are £10 until 31 March.
  3. We are now taking bookings for May’s Festival – be quick as spaces are selling fast!
  4. Enter our Abstract/Fine Art photography competition and win cash prizes & an exhibition in London.

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We hear from Anne R. Hoerter 1st Runner Up Abstract/Fine Art #photcontest May 2016 #photography #London

I have always been fascinated with the negative/positive space and the movement of plants.  This fascination has helped me to survive in an environment of domestic abuse. It has allowed me to find strength and recognize my determination to leave something bad and to reach for something good.
My work takes months to complete because I first disassemble the plant, photograph each piece with a variety of photographic methods and then reassemble the pieces together. The final image can have anywhere from up to 50 single images. With this process the distinct character of each plant species seem to breathe and move. They develop their own visual character.
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We hear from @TS446photo 2nd Runner Up Abstract/Fine Art #photcontest May 2016 #photography #London

Tony Sellen is a self-taught, award-winning photographer. He is passionate about fine art, long exposure images and, based in London, the City is where Tony finds most of his inspiration. Tony set up his own website (www.LondonFineArtPhotography.co.uk ) to display his work and is also now successfully selling limited edition prints through it. London Fine Art Photography has images of London, other cities from around the world, seascapes, landscapes and nature. Tony travels extensively with his camera always at the ready, capturing whatever the world has to offer. Always looking to progress as a photographer, exhibiting and entering competitions is a great way to gage progression. Having previously exhibited at London Photo Festival, it was a great opportunity to have the chance of entering the Abstract / Fine Art photo competition.

Tony was delighted that his two photographs ‘Bright Idea’ and ‘Can’t See The Sea’ were selected in the 20 finalists. With ‘Bright Idea’ taking the 2 nd Runner Up spot. The photograph was of a spiral staircase taken in the city of Prague, Czech Republic. From the bottom looking up it takes a fabulous light bulb shape with the light shining through the windows on the top floor.

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2nd Runner Up

You can see more of Tony’s work at:

Website: www.LondonFineArtPhotography.co.uk

Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/ts446photo/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TS446photo/

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ts446/


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We hear from @framafo winner Abstract/Fine Art #photocontest May 2016 #photography #London

About the image: stadtbaum#8
It is part of my long term project ‘multiexpo’ especially a part a side-project called ‘stadtbaum’. ‘stadtbaum’ means tree in the city.  In this series I show analogue multiple exposures of European city sightseeing hotspots photographed from several positions on one frame. The buildings, structures and sculptures are taken from different perspectives, as well as the different visitors they look. The multiplication and intensification of positions and fields of view appears to distort the structures and reduce them to their core. They literally vibrate under the attempt to capture the time even in the pictures.
Frank Machalowski a photographic artist and photographer, born in Berlin who lives and work in Leipzig. After studying economics in Berlin and applying himself to various trades he worked as a freelance photographer and artist since 2011. He first got into photography as a hobby and at the beginning he was mainly into digital photography, but then started shifting back to film as he found the charming characteristics and atmosphere of film photography to be more fascinating. Today he develops and prints some of his own work. His major areas of interest are the city and the countryside, these two opposite fields with all their major differences and their potential for a perfect interaction become more and more attractive to him.  Some photographs of his series ‘monster’, ‘multiexpo’ and ‘tierwald’ were shown in Germany, France, USA, Spain, UK and Italy at renowned galleries and festivals. He is part of a permanent collection of the Bibliotheque nationale de France in Paris.
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Congratulations to the winners of our #abstract #fineart #photography #competition

SHOWCASE WALL

 ABSTRACT/FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

Winner: Frank Machalowski

1st Runner Up: Anne Hoerter 

2nd Runner Up: Tony Sellen

We asked photographers what motivated them to enter photography competitions and the chance to exhibit their work was their top response.

We are proud to present our third photography competition for 2016 and we invited photographers to challenge our perspective of abstract or fine art photography.

We received over 525 entries from 35 countries and our judge, Andre Lichtenberg, selected his top 20 finalists.  The top 3 winners won £500, £300 and £200 respectively and are exhibited from 19-21 May.

Andre said: ‘I had the privilege to spend a couple of days judging the London Photo Festival’s Abstract Fine Art Photographic competition, previous judges included Simon Norfolk and Laura Noble. It was an honour to be part of a fine art photography exhibition from the other side. Very often, I am the one submitting to shows and competitions as an artist. Congratulations to all the finalists!’

You can see the winners and the other 17 finalists at the London Photo Festival 19th-21st May 2016.