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Eras of Style

Last week I visited Eras of Style Antiques in Bexhill to take some photographs of their fabulous interior space. The shop was previously an old train station, which is commemorated with a special ‘ Waiting Room’ vintaged themed coffee lounge, serving teas, coffee and yummy homemade cakes. There is a ‘platform’ food hall, that sells locally sourced fine foods, I spotted some amazing looking cheesecakes! The rest of the old station is a labyrinth of walkways filled with quirky finds, connecting to more rooms filled with unusual antiques.

Each room has a different feel to it, from 1950’s american memorabilia to victorian oddities.

The only problem with this place is that you end up walking in and spending ages here because there is so much to look at !

IMG_Food Hall1 IMG_Fantastic Mr Fox with a texture Fantastic Mr Fox ! IMG_Cook 3 The ‘ Cook’ store which was busy when I was there with people buying their curries, cheesecakes and cheeses.  IMG_8250 IMG_Main HallIMG_Jars and vases1 IMG_Room 1 IMG_Hair pin jar final My favourite pieces were two bell jars filled with collectable hair pins, which made striking one-off pieces of art.

IMG_139 Vintage maps can be found here. These would look great displayed in a box frames.

If you like the look of this place, you can visit @

The Old Station Stores, Bexhill West Station, Terminus Road, Bexhill, East Sussex, TN39 3LR

http://www.erasofstyle.com

 

 

 

Unexplained Photograph? -My photographs of the battlefields of WW1 .

I spent the beginning of last year visiting the Somme area of France, the area of France most ravaged by the First World War. This is where the fierce fighting happened, and its not difficult to understand that the landscape is still scarred from the conflict 100 years on. I feel passionate about revealing the consequences and lasting effects of wars, through my photography I hope to explore this, in a contemporary yet sympathetic manner.

I spent the first day of my documentary project in a place called High Woods . It was here that I took many photographs on an 1970’s Nikon camera. The problem was that the back of the camera sprang open while I was photographing! Meaning all my photographs would be ruined by the sunlight. I had come all that way and decided to just carry on. When I got back to England and developed the film I was surprised to see that all the photographs were perfect apart from one. The camera back had opened in full sunlight and in theory the whole film or most of it should be ruined! … but it was not.

However this is not the only unexplained thing to happen. I took a photograph of a farmers field ( near where my camera back stung open ) and when I came to print it a halo was over the field. Who knows what it is or why its there, but for me it reminds me that landscapes have a past. Technical fault or the past trying to reach the present? I know what I believe.

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Farmers Field near High Woods.

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Negatives from 1970’s Nikon camera.

Untitled 2014 – A look around the gallery

photo-23 Some of my photographs hanging in the menier gallery . photo-30 The title that greets our viewers . tracy Photography by Tracy DudleyTashaUntitled  Photography by Tasha Nichols     Zuz Photography by Zuzana OrgovanovaJustyna Photography by Justyna Baranska-Pring River filter cream Photography by Rachel Stonestreet

 

14 exhibiting photographers brought together for one inspiring show! 20-24th May , The Menier Gallery, London bridge

Artists for next weeks Untitled 2014 photography exhibition

Its getting nearer to the Untitled 2014 exhibition! So I thought I would show-off some of the other photographers that will be exhibiting with me at the gallery. Justyna Baranska will be exhibiting her Margate and Dungeness seascapes during untitled 2014. Justyna is inspired by Turners awe-inspiring large scale paintings. she works with her own emotions and the temperamental conditions of the sea to create  beautiful sweeping( and at times abstract )images that capture the essence of their location.

Justyna Justyna Baranska, 2014 .

Zuzana Orgovanova brings her travel documentary photographs of Bangkok to the gallery. Recently back from travelling Asia, Zuzana illustrates the uncertain future for the children of Bangkok. Following fresh twists in the country’s protracted political crisis, Zuzana uses street photography to capture the mood of the city and the perspective of the children.

 

Zuz Zuzana Orgovanova, 2014

 

 

 

14 photographers are exhibiting together at the Menier Gallery, London Bridge 20th-24th May. Tuesday -Thursday 11.00am – 6.00pm , Friday 11.00am-8.00pm and Saturday 11.00am – 6.00pm .

Untitled 2014

Today I will be sharing some of my own photographs that will be display at the Menier gallery next week, I also plan to show some work from other photographs taking part in the ‘Untitled 2014’ exhibition.

For more details find us on facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pages/untitled-2014.

Untitled 2014- Menier Gallery, London bridge, 20th -24th May 2014

The exhibition is free to visit but will only be open to the public for 5 days .

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Untitled 2014

Today I am posting some of my work that is being exhibited at the Menier gallery , London Bridge. The exhibition is from 20th-24th May , with a late night opening on the thursday until 9pm. I am presenting a project titled Somme, which explores the trench lines of WW1. I also looked into the after-affects of poisonous gas, creating this piece of work titled Mustard fields.

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