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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.

1st Runner Up

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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 ( ) 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.


2nd Runner Up

You can see more of Tony’s work at:





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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



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.

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What’s coming up at the London Photo Festival? #photography #London #londonphotofestival

  • Join us for our 9th London Photo Festival where we’ll be representing 63 photographers from around the world.  The theme is ‘The Four Elements’ and also exhibiting at the Festival is our Retro Wall and the top 20 finalists of our Abstract/Fine Art Competition.  The top three winners of the Abstract/Fine Art Competition will be announced at the Private View on the 18th May.
  • Vanessa Champion will be selecting her Best in Show and runners up at the Private View.  Only the images submitted for the theme ‘The Four Elements’ are eligible to be considered.
  • The Festival is FREE to visit (19th -21st May) and there’s no need to book a ticket, just turn up on the day.  You can also vote for your favourite image in the public vote f/Factor.
  • Last chance to view the winners from our first street photography competition at The Bridge Lounge  near London Bridge station – the exhibition is on until the end of  May.
  • We are currently running our second street photography competition and you have until the 23rd May to enter here to be in with a chance to win £1,000 and a three month exhibition from June 2016.
  • There are still a few spaces left on Zoe Whishaw’s Masterclass on ‘How effective is your website at attracting your target market?’ Tickets are only £5 and can be purchased on our website.
  • Join us at our networking evening, Click ‘n Clique, on the 20th May where you can meet us, the photographers in the exhibition and fellow industry experts.  It’s FREE to attend and you can have a glass of wine and see some great photography!
  • We’ll be announcing the call out for our Festival in May 2017, so make sure you’re signed up to our mailing list and following us on our social media channels.

We look forward to seeing you next week!