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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 speak to Sabine von Breunig 1st runner up in our #architecture #photocontest #photography #London

I am a Berlin-based photographer.  From 2008 – 2011 I had the privilege to join the Masterclass of renown Professor Arno Fischer and in November 2012 my book ‘GEISTERSTADT’ (Ghost Town) was published by Edition Braus /Aufbau Verlag Berlin, which received a nomination of the German ‘Fotobruchpreis’ 2014.

In 2012/2013 I had the opportunity to photograph in the former Headquarters of the American Forces in Berlin Clayallee.

FINAL WALK HEADQUARTERS OF THE AMERICAN FORCES IN BERLIN 1945-1994

The headquarters of the American Forces in Berlin was one of the most important centres of the Cold War. Here, the most important decisions were made, Presidents were welcomed and negotiations with Diplomats took place – and the Luftbrücke was commanded. After nearly fifty years of residency, the USA handed the headquarters back to the Germans when the troups left Berlin in 1994. The main parts of the area have been lying idle since 1994. In 2011 the area was sold to an investor and transformed into luxury flats. Nearly nothing reminds of the presence of the Americans in Berlin.

 

I entered the competition because I think the London Photo Festival is the place to be right now and I am so very happy being 1st Runner Up of the architectural competition. Thanks to you all and especially to Johnny Kerr – I very much appreciate his comment on my work.


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We speak to Tony Sellen @TS446photo 2nd runner up in our #architecture #photocontest #photography #Londony

The High and The Mighty

This photo of St Paul’s Cathedral and The Millennium Bridge was taken the day after the super moon, the large full moon had made the tide higher than I’d ever seen it before. There was some beautiful light from the low winter sun lighting up the Cathedrals dome and making the high water shimmer. It’s a popular subject for most photographers due to having two very iconic London structures so close to each other. Sir Christopher Wren’s 17th century English Baroque architecture still dominates the London skyline while the modern Millennium Bridge adds some sleek metallic lines reaching across the river.

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Let’s Go Round Again

Contrasting shapes and tones is what caught my attention to take this photo. The bright curves and the dark straight edges surrounding it, both brought together with the reflection in the window. Modern interior architecture at its best.

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Tony is a self-taught photographer shooting with Nikon cameras. He is passionate about fine art, long exposure images and, based in London, The City is where he finds most of his inspiration. The theme architecture for London Photo Festivals competition was ideal for his style of photography. Being a previous competition runner up in London Photo Festival competitions, it’s a great achievement to once again have images selected in the top three.

You can see more of his work on his website www.LondonFineArtPhotography and his recently launched Facebook page www.facebook.com/londonfineartphotography

 


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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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What’s On at the LPF? #photography #London #talks #exhibiting @ZoeWhishaw

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 up. The winner of the public vote, the f-Factor, will also win photography related prizes!  Find out more about our festival on our website.

Plus, we launch a new fine art photography competition – you can enter here to win cash prizes and an exhibition in London.

Zoe Whishaw joins us again at our Festival in May with a Masterclass on whether you are ready to become a professional photographer.  Tickets cost  £10 (earlybird until 31st March, £15, thereafter)

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Two regular LPF exhibitors named in @womeninstreet @guardian #Instagram street photographers Rosa Vulf & @CreativeWisdom_ #photography

Congratulations to Linda Wisdom Photography and Roza Vulf, two of our regular exhibitors, for being selected as Theguardian.com ‘s female street photographers of Instagram! https://www.theguardian.com/…/female-street-photographers-i…