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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#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:

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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.

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

D.

 

 

Portfolio 2016 part 2

Having reflected and pondered over 2016 , here a selection of images I posted on FB for my 21 day countdown to the new year… keen to do better and bigger this year , and oh my good there are some exciting projects in the pipeline.

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…and those location shoots with a little more of a story and a hint of acting -images beyond the surface itself… Well I am certain to build on that this year.

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Forever refining the balance of luck, observation, people, light,location, story … to find just that moment:

so fleeting that it is gone before it’s existence could be fully appreciated- but yet captured with one single click.

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However the #indian #wedding must have been one of the bigger highlights that

the brash colorful challenge provided me!

…stay tuned. 2017 here we come! 🙂

Portfolio #2016 Part 1

 

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As you may noticed, if you follow me over FB; that I have taken to counting the days to the New Year.

A 21 day catalogue of Highlights captured this year.

Using this Season for it’s original purpose to take stock , turn inwards and prepare for the New ahead – I would like to share my Highlights with you too.

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As my next few steps are to Edit growing amounts  of digital file Mountains (yep around the 20000 images mark),

I enjoy looking back through a vast and versatile portfolio I gathered through 2016.

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Plenty of Assignments saw my experimenting, traveling , capturing plenty of moments; gone all too soon.

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It’s been a pleasure meeting all those different faces and finding Purpose for all those pictures.

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From Headshot to Events, here and abroad the challenges have made me more aware of my own style

but yet keen to further my skills and apply; all that I love about working in this field.

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Please find me on Facebook and stay tuned for further #portfolio pics and plenty of more new and exciting content in 2017.

Love & Light

D.

STUDIO DAY 14th of JUNE 2016

 

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Yet again I will be opening the doors to another studio day,

next Tuesday the 14 th of June,

in my favourite dwelling

at SIMULACRA STUDIO IN BRIXTON.

Setting up for another day to create the right image to help others

(=my growing and precious client group)

to communicate their vision and mission.

To explore some personal Branding and character development in business and career.

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So should you be in need of a fresh Profile shot, a headshot to prompt your agents etc…

…please contact me

and I will allocate you a time slot to jump in front of my lens,

working with your budget and aspirations.

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The scene is set for you to join us on a fun filled day just drop me a line and I will be in touch.

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We schedule time for you to get camera ready with a couple of changes , or just come as you are for your new profile pic.

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Sure to make it affordable, tailor made to your needs, requirement and budget.

Weather permitting we could also move on to outdoor locations to give you a varied Selection for your portfolio.

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Let the new season begin with a new #profile pic,

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where are you at right now!? Let me see you shine at your best.

let me hold onto this for you …

Your snap happy #Photographer

Daniela