PHOTOMASTERS at PHOTOBLOCK LONDON 2016

For the third time I have been chosen to take part in Photomasters exhibition at The Truman Brewery in Brick Lane London. I've taken this final chance to show my Negative Power series from the final year of my MA. 

For the exhibition, which showcases the best Master's student studying Photography in the UK, I have modified the prints to work in a block of four and brought the colours in sync to create a more harmonious block .

There are some qualities—some incorporate things,
That have a double life, which thus is made
A type of that twin entity which springs
From matter and light, evinced in solid and shade.
There is a two-fold silence —sea and shore
Extract from the sonnet SILENCE : Broadway Journal, 1845; Edgar Allan Poe

New Camera - New Work

Cover your eyes canon fans.... I am experimenting with a Nikon! Just bought a D3200 to use as an easy high MP DSLR with ICM (Intentional Camera Movement) - Variable Neutral Gradient filter to come.... 

In the mean time here are a few of my experiments - tried to capture the more silvery/graphite feel of the trees in autumn. 


And there's More...

With University about to start next week I am already involved in another 3 exhibitions! A lot is thanks to Anji at Changing-Spaces in Cambridge who has found all 3 of us left on the course an art residency in a former bike shop in the centre of Cambridge (the old Howes Cyles in Regent St [served the likes of Darwin, Stephen Hawking and Stephen Fry]) as well as giving us space to hold our first joint exhibition for 'The MAPHIA' (MA Photography Imagery Association) - MAPHIA: ONE, at Changing Spaces in Norfolk St. 

PRIVATE VIEW: Changing Spaces, 3 Norfolk St, Cambridge CB2 - 6:30 Friday 3rd of October

OPEN VIEW: Regent St Residency, 114 Regent St Cambridge CB1 - Tuesday 7th October.

The other Exhibition I am so happy to be involved with is in London. It is part of the PHOTOBLOCK event at The Old Truman Brewery, Brick lane, London E1 - I have been chosen from all the MA students in the UK to take one of the 19 spaces at the PHOTOMASTERS - showcase for new talent - with an expected footfall of 30,000 people over the whole event - amazing. 

PRIVATE VIEW: Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London E1 - 6:30pm Friday, 24th October

I'll post a page on each of these and an update on loads of new work I have been experimenting with.  In the meantime here is one from a new series on the power of the sun and the effect of the dark - Chiarascuro

Exhibitions and New Work

As the summer comes to an end it marks a a period of experiment in my practice which also coincides with a residency and an exhibition I will be involved with over the next months (see Exhibitions page).

My work is progressing with the theme of the power of nature over man with the use of movement and distorted colours found in the landscape.

Release of the light

I aim to move on to more urban locations and include more humans - albeit in a small way - but for some of this series I returned to a favourite haunt of mine, The King's Forest in Suffolk, where I shot the Forest Fell series previously .

 

Showcase - Rose Crescent, Cambridge

What a month! My 3rd showcase in Cambridge and this time for a month in the windows of 3 Rose Crescent in the middle of the University/tourist area, by Gonville & Caius and Kings colleges. 

1. Shoreline
One- off giclée printed infrared image on acrylic and dibond

2. Hinterland
One- off giclée printed infrared image on acrylic and dibond

For more info go to Changing-spaces.org

It's a PGcert

So, the first year over on my MA course in Cambridge and all is well. Looks like we all passed giving us a PGcert award for how far we have come (hurrah!) and a Distinction for my latest work seen on this site under the tab 'Sublimation'. Now I just have to keep this up. Very exciting. 

 


ARTWORKS @ Michaelhouse, University of Cambridge

The day after the opening of the Changing-Spaces exhibition at The Grafton, where I showed 12 of my pieces, I was also lucky enough to be invited to show and become involved in a charity auction across town (past 'reality checkpoint') amidst the cosseted spires and splendour of the University of Cambridge. The event was entitled ArtWorks.

The chapel in Michaelhouse where my pics were on show

The chapel in Michaelhouse where my pics were on show

The venue, Michaelhouse, on Trinity St opposite Gonville & Caius, within the University chapel of St Michael's Church, the last remnant of one of the oldest colleges in the world, Michaelhouse.

Organisation & curation was via the Cambridge Hub, a  charity that encourages social and environmental awareness within the student body in Cambridge, organising events to promote and fund their philanthropic work. 

Cafe/foyer - drinks area

Cafe/foyer - drinks area

I had 3 pieces shown within this exhibition of local artists. 

Photographic Symposium, Holland 2014

The first international MA Photography Symposium, Breda, The Netherlands, 2014 

http://masymposium.wix.com/maphoto-nluk

Featuring my latest body of work and explaining the theory behind the imagery

http://masymposium.wix.com/maphoto-nluk#!heath-brown/cjg9

INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES

A collaborative discourse between Masters Students of AKV St Joost and Cambridge School of Art

02/05/14

Venue: 

Akademie voor Kunst en Vormgeving, St Joost, 4834 CR Breda, Netherlands

Glass Plate Negs

I returned from Berlin to a raucous supper with friends and some great gifts including a set of pre Great War glass plate negatives. I'm loving plating with them and will explore more in the dark room but here is one I scanned and inverted on PS

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Museum für Fotografie, Berlin

Well, it was my birthday and had 2 mini events - a quick trip to a snowy Berlin and the Helmut Newton Foundation and an exhibition of his at the Museum Für Fotographie next to Bahnhof Zoo

The major part of Museum Für Fotographie in Berlin was taken over by this exhibition - Paris & Berlin - first seen at the Grand Palais in Paris a a year before plus the Helmut Newton Foundation is housed here. Unnervingly misodgynous? Sado masochistic? Beautiful? Yes.

Starke Fotografie machen anspruchsvolle Bilder