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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.

#studiomansionhouse – one year on !

I have signed the lease one year ago and it was around this time, that I was settling dust paint things white and wondered what to do with the space- as potential was plentyfold!

And a magical journey it has been, with many of surprises – as you would expect of a start up business with ethical, curious and creative ambitions and intentions.

It’s been magical to keep faith an open mind – well and an open door at times; hoping that things will pan out and people will appreciate the work that I do and can do. As the landscape of the  photography industry is changing, day by day, so is my business.

As I do not want to give up on creating a sustainable enterprise and freelancers lifestyle, as there were too many moments where people have benefited from special moments shared.

Should it be in a Photography session, a topical debate, in a workshops, a photosurgery session, volunteering on projects or just a visit to explore some project ideas. It has been full of adventures and amazing what people brought to me to make me see the need for creativity and a life a little less ordinary.

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It has been full of adventures (achhemm did I mean challenges !??)  and amazing to see what people brought to me on their visits to studiomansionhouse (besides assignments and work)  to make me see the need for creativity and a life a little less ordinary.

Growing as an artist (surrounded by plenty of other talented artist at the Mansion) I am seeing my work grow above and beyond just taking a picture, pressing a button…; but to offer the experience of realizing what was once just thought of.

Thinking outside the box and with no criticism or judgment to perhaps discover something different about ones identity or at least to create a memory to last forever thereafter.

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The creative process gotta be my favourite thing; to see things fall into place with the right intention. Happy to say that I can utilize that when I work in costumes/theatre or watch others get it right on film-sets, when on duty as supporting artist.

But all of this would not mean anything without *you* … 🙂

PROFILE ON THE MANSIONS WEBSITE

Stay tuned for events, workshops or just book yourself in for a session and let’s see what we can realize for you.

Come and see me at the Photosurgery meet-up, every wednesday evening…just drop me an email to secure a space and biscuit. 😉

hello@danielafleckenstein.co.uk

Dare dreaming – but do not forget to realize it too!

 

 

#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.

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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.

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.

Artists at the Mansion

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) .

You won’t forget or regret the experience.Portrait femme

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

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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…