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.

Photosurgery #studiomansionhouse

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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.

THROUGH THE VIEWFINDER – Session 1

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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.

 

 

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

D.

 

 

STUDIO PORTRAITURE

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When working in the studio (High End Studio SIMULACRA, in Brixton) … it always strikes me how endless the opportunities are to produce anything that you like!

(…throw in some color, use a wind or smoke machine, endless choices of lights & equipment…)

And for  my Clients; it seems to be a place to relax and shine; undisturbed – with this special time set aside;

to be who ever they are, expressing all that they are… and want to be.

I strive to create colorful images as individual as my sitters are, suiting & reflecting their mood and feel, when meeting them face to face.

CONTACT ME AND LETS SEE WHAT WE CAN CREATE FOR & WITH YOU !?!