17 - 28 October 2018
159 Bethnal Green Rd. London E2 7DG
F.stop photographer from the UK, Italy and Brazil sharing their personal views and emotional experiences, creating a kaleidoscope of imagery to stimulate and satisfy visual appetite.
Thursday, 18 October 6-9 pm
Tues - Fri 1-7pm
Sat - Sun 1-5 pm
Closed on Mondays
Love is the Key
I Had A Dream That I Had Empty Feet II
Maria Beamont - England
I took many photos of strangers walking through London. The photos I’ve chosen here show people going about their daily lives; the impact of the city of London etched in their expressions. Unbeknown to me an iconic red bus was always somewhere in the background.
The photos for Fstop were taken with an old Yashica T5 film camera which has a ‘super scope’ making it a wonderful piece of equipment for street photography due to its inconspicuous nature. The photos were then digitally altered before printing.
Leticia Lima - Brazil
I bring in my photographs my connection with nature and the cycles of life, showing kind of a mysterious look. Common places on our day can reveal much more than we imagine, we just need to know how to look and break the barriers that blind us to the world. I'm a big fan of Fine Art photography. My work is influenced by film directors, writers and photographers, which are mostly related with horror and terror scenery.
Letícia Lima is a brazilian visual artist. Her work is based on the cycles of life and influenced by the mystic ways of living. Her first international exhibition was in 2017 in Espacio Gallery where she ministered a workshop about Fine Art photography
Gabor Paszti - England
Sowing life - sowing death,
difference there is not.
Celebrate both at once -
and ("worry") will you not.
Life is abundant and fertile -
Miss it you can not.
Ann Petruckevitch - England
I have created two camera-less unique lumen photograms using the garden plants, Clematis and Fern, respectively. A stem of each plant was placed on a piece of Ilford Ilfobrom Galerie fibre based black and white, light sensitive photographic paper. The stems were secured in position on the paper by a plain glass plate, then exposed and developed using daylight. This particular paper type has its own features and sensitivity to light. The interaction between the sun, the surrounding temperature, the plant’s moisture structure, and chemistry, among other factors, and the duration of exposure contribute to create a variety of shapes, unexpected colours and floral forms. It surprises many that black and white photographic paper can produce such an array of unspecified colours. These images did not require the use of a camera or darkroom, they represent my abstract viewpoint and perspective; they are naturally developed with the sun and chemically fixed to ensure the distinct colours obtained are archival maintained.
Emily Inglis - Scotland
A journey into the heart of England to explore the landscape of Spaghetti Junction. Part of a wider series examining alternative English icons and landscapes.
Audrey Kirk - England
I try to create work that speaks to me and others, about human emotions and our relationship with each other, ourselves and our environment
My current work explores the feeling of isolation and loneliness. Drawing on my own experience of feeling disconnected, I see to visualise the emotions, to give narrative to what is felt by many but is often silent and hidden in plain sight.
In these visual expressions, I hope to engage, to bring attention to, and to allow others to resonate with my experience and connect.
Wendy Tuffin - England
Our love for plastic is currently causing an excessive amount of damage to our planet, but what is your contribution to this?
Plastics footstep No. 1 & No. 2 are the first in a new photographic series that investigates my plastic footprints within various areas of my daily life.
The strengths and weaknesses within the plastics have become visible by the use of the scientific photographic technique cross polarisation, although for many plastics it is its indestructibility that is both its greatest strength and greatest weakness.
Irene Gittarelli - Italy was born in Turin on October 13th, 1991 and she currently lives in Milan. Graduated from the Accademia Albertina delle Belle Arti of Turin, she is now attending the Master of Photography at Accademia di Brera, in Milan. Gittarelli starts developing her passion for photography in 2005, learning the basics in Plinio Martelli’s studio and then creating a highly personal and surreal style, focused on use of lights and settings more than on the subjects themselves.
Smiley Huseyin Photography - England
My first introduction to digital photography was in 2008, since then my camera is always by my side.
Photography is my passion and now my career.
My photography is eclectic, I capture images which make me smile. From street photography to landscapes. From nature to architecture.My collection of photos has one common subject; Water.
Water brings with it life and movement. Within my collection you will find two photos, one taken along the Norfolk coastline and the other at Beachy Head.
I have captured two different styles of images from my travels around these particular English coastal towns. The presence of the seawater is my main focus, one while the tide is out, the other when the tide back is in for the day.
Era Enesi - Italy
Memories weaved together with photography, express my research of liberation towards myself and others. I obsessively look into my subconscious for the meaning of the word “freedom”, which comes to reality through the Nude.
The sensation of “lack” and “unknown”, moves me to the search of an intimate and sincere relationship with the people I take pictures of; finding myself in them.
Anila Hussain - England has an addiction to her general “point of view” her “perspective”.
So why is that? The art of representing three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional surface so as to give the right impression of their height, width, depth, and position in relation to each other, and in relation to light.
What is real? Which is the right way? Your way can neither be right nor wrong its how you perceive it - your Perspective.
Never look at anything head on. Unleash your creative genius!
Elisa Carucci - Italy
Passionate about people, aesthetics, traveling and social matters, she is currently primarily working between Turin, Milan and London while being available worldwide.
Born 1996 in Turin, is a self-taught photographer. She started taking pictures at 14, portraying her family and friends. Not long after she has followed the fashion weeks in Milan, London and New York as a backstage and runway photographer.
As soon as she got her High School Diploma in scientific studies she moved to London at the age of 18 to study Art, Design and Media. She collaborated with musicians and designers defining her own urban yet intimate and narrative style.
In 2017 she has been selected for a Masterclass in Visual Storytelling and New Media taught by the International Center of Photography and CAMERA Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, during which she started working on social reportage.
Daniele Giorgis - Italy
The meaning of Melancholy is to be linked to the sense of "sweet Oblivion", a kind of "sadness" that brings the should in search of who we are, why we are
We often lie to ourselves about or innermost feelings and on way to find them is to see them in others.
In the project, I ask people to dig in their intimate, looking for their own melancholy and to share it with mine through music chosen by them and repeated lie a mantra. A self-portrait in which it's not clear who is "on the other side"
Bianca Asmara Curti - Italy
Itʼs one of the many mornings when I keep turning in bed, collecting thoughts that I should be writing down.
I look for a piece of paper in the dim light of my room, but I bump into the mug I had left on my bedside table. The noise of its encounter with the ice-cold floor brings me back from my morning reflections, interrupting them abruptly. Another day wasted.
I collect what remains of the mug, while a string of light penetrates through the half-shut blinds, directed on the pale shards. Pure gold.
Suddenly, I write.
I am going to show proudly each and every one of my scars to the new day that is about to start.
Alessandro Santi - Italy
The photographic project talks about the connection between Vilad’Agliè and it's park. It’s located inT urin,Italy. The park has been designed by Rusell Page, well known architect of landscapes.
Photography of landscapes is a magical relationship between figures, reality and memories.
Silence and human absence play for the recovery of the past.
The images caught with the camera are waiting for a passage in history or just for solar light or shadows
Venesha Thompson - England
My photos are more than just images to me. They capture memories and have become a snapshot of my life at that moment.
I find capturing the world around me very therapeutic, as it allows me explore my creative side and has almost become my photo journal.
My pieces in this exhibition are an example of the two things that I find the most therapeutic: photography and water.
The image 'Beautiful Calm' was taken during a very challenging 20 mile charity photo walk along the Norfolk Coast in June 2018. This photo reminds me that no matter how challenging life may seem at the time, when you reflect on the situation, you will usually find that the challenges and hard times have created something beautiful.
Adam Lucy - England
I have an appreciation for beauty in the mundane. These three chosen images of a larger series highlight the sometimes over looked beauty of man's functional structures on the landscape. There is a mournful quality to their presence. I see them not as a blight but a memorial to change, progress and the loss of the wilderness. The grandness of such constructs to us are but specks on the whole, in reality.
Juliana Lauletta - Brazil
While coping with depression, I discovered that there are two things that I need to improve in my life: self-confidence and self-esteem. They are similar but not the same. Self-confidence is about trusting our ability to achieve what we want. Self-esteem is how we value and perceive ourselves.
These pictures illustrate my healing journey. I am fighting to weaken the critical voice inside my head that makes me second-guess everything and doubt how capable I am.
The star symbolizes my inner light slowly finding strength to shine. The diamond represents learning what makes me unique and precious.
The images might look like digital paintings but they are 100% photographs. I used light painting techniques (UV lights, LED lights and stencils) combined with in-camera double-exposures
We all see things differently, our eyes attracted to particular shapes, lines and colours.. I particularly like to explore the new dimensions reflections open right before our eyes and use them to capture the world around me and share those scenes and special moments . I hope some of my images will encourage you to take another look around..
Andy Denial - England
You won't find me in a happier place than with a camera in hand having found the perfect location to capture that 'magic shot'. My preferred medium is landscape and cityscape photography but I also capture other genre’s such as street photography as the mood fits, be that with my main camera or going back to where it started and using my mobile phone.
I genuinely hope people get as much pleasure from my photos as I do.
Events and Workshops
Poetry and the world of Possibilities
Facilitated by Adam Lucy
Thursday, 25 October 6-8 pm
Poetry and the spoken word have become an integral part of my creativity, a way to accompany artwork or stand alone. I invite you to an evening of poetry and spoken word over subjects including politics and social commentary to love and loss. I will be performing a range of pieces, discussing the inspiration for my works and there will be some audience participation. I also invite you, if you so wish to read anything you may have written towards the evenings end.
If you would like to perform a piece please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the poem or concept and your name and contact details, allowing me to set time aside for those who wish to perform
Paint With Light Photo Booth
Tuesday 23 October 5 - 7pm
Friday 26 October 5 - 7 pm
In this fun photo booth, multimedia artist Juliana Lauletta will capture images painted with light.
Enter a dark room, move around with LED lights and create incredible light painting portraits.
It is a playful and exciting experience for all ages.
- No special skill is required.
- Duration aprox. 10min per photo.
- First come, first served basis.
- Small 4x6 (10x15) print of your photo.
- Price: £10 per photo