The creative aftermath

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With recent development in my creative endeavours, mostly away from the camera I have fully committed to the creative industry and an involvement in the 3 dimensional world of making.

Not all so sure at all times; what will happen throughout this process and how to find the moment of reaching creative flow; is what currently intrigues me the most .

With perhaps a clear goal in mind or not – it is the process itself and what is experienced on that path, that gets most of my attention.  It may not be the material, tools, skill or project that gets this motion rolling, but the ability and opportunity of place, space and being fully present.

And of course the inspiration of an end product is not to be dismissed, but I see that as an aftermath of the creative process itself.

Having spend endless amounts of time, behind a screen and camera; befriending the digital and virtual world my tactile senses of touch, texture and navigating on a 3 dimensional plane have been withering. This has changed and outside my work as a member of crew making things happen, my own arts practice is growing – and so am I.

Looking at a picture rather then an experience, wondering what the onlooker can see rather then what happens or had to happen when the picture unfolds in front of the lens; Is one of the perceptions I have set out to change.

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In recent weeks and months I have offered Community workshops ( Bookmaking –  and Rubbish to roses) at my creative home, where I have my studio: at

 Beckenham Place Mansion

Only to offer this experience to others and observing the pleasure of people going through this process, pushing on when you wonder what you are actually doing, realising your very own personal preferences and aesthetics, sharing something quite personal in a group setting, allowing yourself to express, explore and play, learning about your senses and abilities in a joyfull way … coming a little closer to what makes you *you* .

An experience all to valuable in a world where we are mostly conditioned and subject to Consumerism and to perform or act out a role in order to obtain buying power.

So allow yourself to explore an innate human need to create and make and see where it takes you.

Happy to hear about your creative experiences good or bad 🙂

Love & Light xxD

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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.

#fashion #lookbook #studiomansion

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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:

Kwame Koranteng Bespoke

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.

And why not have yourself pictured for whatever purpose at #studiomansionhouse!?Screen Shot 2018-02-13 at 21.12.52

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.

THROUGH THE VIEWFINDER – Session 3

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Saturday the 18th of November 2017 2-4PM at the Mansion, #studiomansionhouse 

You will learn to use your camera manually … putting the creative control back into your hands.
With the understanding of where it all began, drawing parallels to old school Photography and drawing with light; and with an eye on the complete process – beginning to end.
These Workshops are held in 3 Sessions, with time in between to absorb what has been learned.

Each Session is an hour talk and an hour walk/practice …using what has been learned.

We will meet in my little studio, and spaces are very limited. Fill in the contact from below or EMAIL: hello@danielafleckenstein.co.uk for your booking or/and any further question or queries you may have.
Each session is £20 pound and all 3 for £40

SESSION 3 – AND AFTER THE CLICK

This session is dedicated to post production. Putting your work into context and finding method in editing, printing and how and when we share your images.
The group will be encouraged to print and possibly show selection of their work in the Mansion House.

 

 

THROUGH THE VIEWFINDER – Session 2

BPP 2

Sunday 12th November 2017, 2-4pm at the Mansion #studiomansionhouse

You will learn to use your camera manually … putting the creative control back into your hands.
With the understanding of where it all began, drawing parallels to old school Photography and drawing with light; and with an eye on the complete process – beginning to end.
These Workshops are held in 3 Sessions, with time in between to absorb what has been learned.

Each Session is an hour talk and an hour walk/practice …using what has been learned.

We will meet in my little studio, and spaces are very limited. Fill in the contact from below or EMAIL: hello@danielafleckenstein.co.uk for your booking or/and any further question or queries you may have.
Each session is £20 pound and all 3 for £40

SESSION 2 – WHAT DO WE SEE

Looking at what makes a good photograph by developing creative and conscious use of design elements, such as texture, rule of thirds, leading lines etc. – and most of all the reading on meaning.

A littel recap on technique; on using your camera manually, balancing exposure with shutterspeed, aperture and ISO.

The group will go on a further walk (with bad weather we stay in the Studio) to improve your camera skills…

 

THROUGH THE VIEWFINDER – Session 1

BPP 2

SATURDAY the 28th of October 2017, 2pm-4pm at the Mansion #studiomansionhouse

You will learn to use your camera manually … putting the creative control back into your hands.
With the understanding of where it all began, drawing parallels to old school Photography and drawing with light; and with an eye on the complete process – beginning to end.
These Workshops are held in 3 Sessions, with time in between to absorb what has been learned.
Each Session is an hour talk and an hour walk/practice …using what has been learned.

We will meet in my little studio, and spaces are very limited. Fill in the contact form below or EMAIL: hello@danielafleckenstein.co.uk for your booking or/and any further question or queries you may have.

Each session is £20 pound and all 3 for £40

SESSION 1 – ‘BEFORE WE LOOK’

Remembering why we take Photographs and how,
we will be touching on technical basics of aperture, shutter speed and ISO.
Before we go on a guided walk to put the talked about into practice. With a little historical overview I hope to establish your context for your Photography.

 

 

character development #uniform #costume

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Those that follow me , know my passion for costume and creative expression ,

in form of Photos the best way of story telling in my mind …

Well, stay tuned for developments and please do not hesitate to contact me should you wish to picture a story untold…

…To test a character , express some acting skills … whatever your Purpose for this pictures … let’s create them.