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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 announce the winners in our #abstract #fineart #photography competition! #London @rosie_hardy

When judging this competition I was looking not only for images which were technically well-composed, lit and thought out, but also photography that drew me in and caused me to pause and think more about what was going on behind the scenes of the image, and what the artist was trying to convey.
Amy Bateman’s “Convergence” took my breath away, both aesthetically and technically. I could have let my mind swim in this image for hours, in the blurred lines of space and perspective. The meeting of two opposite waters, strong and soft, calm and powerful, definitely appealed to my emotional tastes!
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Richard Maxim’s photograph also caused me to ponder more than just the strong composition and well executed, thought out scene. Playing with the human form in a style which makes one marvel at the female body for the agility and strength, as well as choosing to hide her head in the book lead to more questions than it did answers, which I enjoyed.
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Finally, “Review” by Brett Canet-Gibson was incredibly striking and really held my physical and mental gaze. Keeping the subject anonymous (identifiable only by his penetrating stare into the lens) was a fantastically abstract way to play with portraiture. The tones were beautiful, and overall a very worthy winning shot.
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These and the other top 17 images will be exhibited at The Bridge Lounge in London for three months.  Congratulations to the finalists and all who entered!
Winner: Amy Bateman – Convergence  (£500)
1st Runner Up: Richard Maxim (head in box) (£300)
2nd Runner Up: Brett Canet-Gibson- Review (£200)
Coco Harris – Pier
Charlie Nowlan – Broken ice
Natalya Trotsevich – Goddess Selene
Simon hadleigh-sparks – Atlantis SG4
Daniela Pasquetti – Silences
Tawanwad Wanavit- Follower
Tawanwad Wanavit – Fishing feet
Enrico La Bianca – Fish market
Brika Weidmaier – Underground II
Dieter Kaufmann – Abstract 1001
Laura Visigalli – Drop a Line
Giovanni Chianese
Francesca Truddaiu – l’essenziale#1
Alessandra Barracchia – my beautiful laundrette
Graziano Panfili
Fernanda Carvalho – Divindade
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We announce judge for our #architecture #photography #photocontest #London http://bit.ly/2dKRSTq

We are honoured to announce the judge for our current architecture photography competition.  Voted as one of the top 14 of the world’s architecture photographers,  Johnny Kerr is an American fine art photographer based in Arizona who has pursued art in various forms since childhood. His college studies and post-graduate vocation concentrated on graphic design but during his late twenties a desire to change careers brought him back to school to study education. Removed from the commercial sector, and creating art solely for himself once again, Johnny found a new voice in the medium of photography.

Self-taught in the craft of photography, Johnny cites his lifelong study of art, along with his graphic design experience and appreciation for minimalist design as having the largest influences on his vision as a fine art photographer.
Since earning his Masters degree, Johnny makes his living teaching photography and devotes his personal time to his family and personal photography projects.
You can see Johnny’s work here and enter the competition until the 31st January.


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2nd Runner Up of our #landscape #photography competition is announced! #London #photocontest

Congratulations to Angela Baschieri who is the 2nd Runner Up in our Landscape Photography Competition with her image ‘Amazing Tigray’.  You can see her image, the two runners up and the top 20 selected images at The Bridge Lounge in London from 26 September to early 2017.

This image was taken in the Gheralta mountain of Tigray. This magical landscape host around 200 rock-hewn churches, most of them easily accessible although some are situated on the mountain ranges and involve climbing through fairly difficult terrain.

The rock-hewn churches of Tigray offer the most spectacular views and the long Christian tradition. Until the mid 1960’s, the churches were almost unknown outside Tigray itself.

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1st Runner Up of our #landscape #photography competition is announced! #London #photocontest

Congratulations to George Digalakis who is 1st Runner Up in our Landscape Photography Competition with his image ‘Trees with Birds’.  You can see his image, the two runners up and the top 20 selected images at The Bridge Lounge in London from 26 September to early 2017.

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We’ve got a lot happening and here’s how you can get involved:-

  1. Our next exhibition is at The Cutty Sark with Ensemble Perpetuo as part of the Totally Thames Festival, where we’ll be exhibiting images depicting ‘voyages of the sea’.  You can purchase a ticket here.
  2. You have until 24th September to see the current street photography competition at The Bridge Lounge but make sure you check out their opening times on their website.
  3. We’ll be announcing the top 3 winners of our landscape competition on the 25th September!  The exhibition of the top 20, including the top 3 winners, will run from 25th September until the end of the year at The Bridge Lounge. 
  4. We are pleased to announce the latest collaboration with Ensemble Perpetuo for an exciting new event called ‘Youth Revisited’. This exhibition will be a part of the Little Venice Music Festival and will take place on the afternoon of 8th October 2016. Submit your images here.
  5. We’ve also teamed up the Totally Thames Festival supporting their Thames Lens 2016 Photography Competition and they are looking for excellent, quirky photographs that succeed in bringing the Thames to life. Images must have been taken between the beginning of October 2015 and the end of September 2016, and can feature any part of the River Thames or Thames-related subject along the stretch of the Thames between Hampton Court and Erith.  Deadline for entries is Saturday 1st October 2016 at 5pm.
  6. As part of our 10th festival anniversary in May 2017, we are running a free street photography competition and you can enter your images here to be in with a chance to win a three month exhibition in London
  7. And last but not least, don’t forget our festival next year – the theme is ‘travel photography’.

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We announce the top 20 exhibition photographs in our #landscape #photocontest #photography #London

Congratulations to the top 20 selected photographers who will be exhibited at The Bridge Lounge in London, United Kingdom from the 25th September until January 2017. The top three cash prize winners will be announced on the 25th September. Good luck everyone!

The top 20 photographers are: Andrea Silva, Angela Baschieri, Avinash Little, David Neve, Diego Cappella, Donna Richardson, George Digalakis, Joanna Fenning, Jodie House, Max Mann, Nicolas Lopez, Philip  Moore,  Richard Harris, Sandra Wilks, Stephen Knight, Stian Nesoy, Teng Ruen Ban, Thomas Hancock, Vaibhav Kaul and  Viktoryia Vinnikava.