SPRING at THE PAXTON CENTRE

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Some may have seen the ( unwatermarked) Giclee prints of these at Beckenham Mansion (one is permantly hanging in the cafe in the basement) at our open studio days.

But I have been invited to show my work at The Paxton Centre , this month.

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The original prints are very different to these watermarked on screen impressions, but more important is the environment and ambience of the art cafe – which enhances the intentions, when I created this series, that I called ‘Cogitation’.

Contemplating our human condition and encouraging the mindfull state of mind we expereince for instance; when viewing art.

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This weekend (27th of April 2019) coming, Crystal Palaces Artists are opening their doors for the weekend.

So why not come out and ponder over Art at OPEN STUDIOS in Crystal Palace 

and ponder of what you see and how you feel.

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Get out in this city of ours and discover what is around you and how you feel within.

You never know what beauty you may find in things you may not have considered worth a second look – or just thinking about it.

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I will be out and about to in Crystal Palace this weekend:  probably sipping a coffee at the Paxton Centre, whilst pondering and processing impression and things I rest my eyes upon or seeking inspiration of all those other talents around us. Having a sneak behind the scenes of those artists in Crystal Palace.

Get in touch over social media , happy to share impressions and views and listen to yours.

 

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These paintings of mine are available as  Giclee Prints (beautiful pigment sprayed on thick paper),

framed and ready to adorn your walls, at the Paxton Centre. All of my work will come down next week, so get out there and get a piece of art to ponder over.

Happy spring and new beginnings to you all.

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PHOTOSURGERY

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With recent events at Beckenham Place Mansion and the thoroughly positive feedback and interest; it became more and more an ambition to open our doors and to share knowledge & insight in Photography catering for all sorts of needs and creative endeavours.

ARTIST RESIDENCY AT THE MANSION

So please join us for a FREE DROP IN SESSION to discuss your pictures & photography; for private use or on the worldwide web, improving skills on phone camera or SLR. Wishing to go fully manual, settling understanding and creative ambition, talking through camera choices or anything else. In this informal group set up on the 2nd floor, we are sure to find solutions and answers to your quest; in our cosy studio space in the Mansion.

Happy to discuss anything Photography, over a cup of tea. 🙂

EVERY THURSDAY AT 18:00-19:00

Please email to make sure we have enough biscuits and tea (spaces are limited and by appointment only) and to perhaps prepare (if need to be) for your queries and quest.

hello@danielafleckenstein.co.uk

Come on in and find out.

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Timed with the Fashion week in London this week, (well the last two days) I am pondering over fashion and last weeks #lookbook shoot with award winning:

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As much as I care about people and the person that they truly are; I find it more and more of an expression of that – looking at what we wear. Well just enhancing your natural *you* of course. 😉

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It was great making use of #studiomansionhouse and all it’s potential, that is to be found at  Beckenham Mansion, my current creative home. Here a little look behind the scenes.

Such a pleasure to be picturing all these suits, of a very talented up and coming bespoke designer.

Love a good suit or two 😉 …and we had 20 of them.

Am a very lucky and happy #photographer.

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Going through the current edit I will only give you a little sneak behind the scenes and stay tuned for #events #workshops #sessions.

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Available to meet with you to discuss all your picturing needs, for business personal and marketing or promotional use.

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Stay tuned and get in touch.

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The famous chair that had quite few visitors lately and many stories to tell. 😉 If you have any queries in regards to anything Photography related ; do come and see us!

Available to be visited on the second floor of the Mansion:

Every Wednesday night. #FREE #EventStudiomansionhouse

So far I had queries not just about cameras and lenses, but also questions and sneak peeks behind the scenes of a headshot and portrait session. Through talks and chats it is amazing what all parties (including me) discover and learn.

I love sharing my experience and insights as well as the space and set up. Email me as these free sessions are limited in spaces, and I would want to make sure I have enough cups of teas and biscuits.

Looking forward to meeting you at #studiomansionhouse

hello@danielafleckenstein.co.uk

PHOTOSURGERY #studiomansionhouse

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Well I do start to feel a bit greedy having all these experiences, adventures and steep learning curves to myself that  decided to share space and thought with you guys. And shed some light on anything photography related, that you may struggle with or always wondered about!

Come and see a professional Photographer with all your queries and questions related to photography, cameras, images and visual communications.

Online in print for your business  or just improving your social media communications or hobby Photography. No question and queries are too silly; keen to chat and share, in person.

And it doesn’t stop there, this FREE event

takes place in my little studio space in the Mansion.

EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING AT 6PM , for an hour-ish.

Come and see us for a a cuppa tea, chats, informal discussions and answers,

in a comfortable and friendly (dare I say inspiring) surroundings.

Places are limited so please email me, with your request and you will receive an email with further info tailored to your needs.

COGITATION – Exhibition #studiomansionhouse

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Here we are 2018 and I am pondering over how last year finished and the new year begun – all guns blazing. And developments are to be found left right and centre, but for now let’s look around us.

As many know my creative home with office and studio has not just given me the space to grow and develop it has also given  me amble situations to be inspired and to inspire.

This very view, walks and the trees have inspired my new artwork and conception  (so far only to be seen offline!) a series that I named ‘Cogitation’ .

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Only last month (so last year, right !?!) have we come together as a collective and most of us Mansion artists have hung some work to be displayed for the Christmas celebrations and events.

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I choose  portrait style images that have been immortalized in fine giclee prints and been brought into the material 3 dimensional world and graced these very walls of the Mansion.

And yes it was harder to get ’em up than you could imagine.

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Well this was so very last year and my portfolio, sketch book, ideas and inspiration boards have grown and dare I mention my diary is nicely filling up with exciting assignments and happenings.

Still if you feel the need to contemplate and be pictured, creating an image of you that perhaps touches on a little bit more than just the surface :

Please contact me and book your visit at the Mansion, even if it is for just an informal visit and cuppa tea… Or let me know if you want to join my mailing list for the release and sharing of some of more artwork (Yep facebook is not gonna have those images anytime soon) .

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TIME FOR PHOTOS

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Well now, there is so much happening on this end; that I have a little neglected to share all that there is…First and for most I am now settling into my new Office and Studio space where i certainly had the pleasure of testing all sorts of lighting and ideas …. and it is only the beginning, but here a sneak peak of the most recent work, forever growing my Team: of Assistance Make up,  prop Makers, Designers and all that!

And here just to illustrate , what difference it makes to have those additions to the creative process of Photography … a little BEFORE shot of the model ,

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before she sat all so patiently in the chair to be adorned by MUA : OPHELIA … and then subjected to my trials of making use of the space that #studiomansionhouse is…

POP over to FB  and join this select group if you would like to be a bit more updated as to what is happening in this old Mansion House GROUP #studiomansionhouse …and in the surrounding grounds.

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STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE EVENTs, OFFERs AND MUCH MORE … 😉

Love & Light

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