Magical-Circumstantial

London2023

EXHIBITION

The Coningsby Gallery

London2023
30 Tottenham Street • W1T 4RJ
From
May 8, 2023
To
May 13, 2023
Artists
13
Photos
26

The Exhibition Magical Circumstantial is the fortuitous encounter between two independent coincidences, a sort of confluence of circumstances, which produces a short circuit, a burst of meaning or the effect of a revelation.

When do you know you have to take a picture? How do you know the time is right? How do you know that this is your moment? There is no right time. When you are there with your camera and you feel that this is your moment, then it is the right time to shoot. As Henri Cartier Bresson said, that is the decisive moment.

For the Magical Circumstantial Exhibition the technique or the camera you use is not important, what matters is what you feel, the connection that is created between the photographer and the instant captured. The photo must be experienced, it must be felt.

Photography is the result of the photographer's life and experiences, of the books he/she reads, of the music he/she listens to, everything influences and is reflected in the shot.

We must be sensitive, try to guess, be intuitive: rely on the "objective case" of which Breton spoke. And the camera is a wonderful tool for capturing that "objective case”.

Henri Cartier Bresson

Every moment is new, choose your moment before it fades away and show it to the world, in our international photo exhibition.

The Coningsby Gallery

Established in 1994, The Coningsby Gallery is excellently located at 30 Tottenham Street, London W1, in the thriving area of Fitzrovia (West Bloomsbury) with Charlotte Street just round the corner - right in the heart of London’s cultural West End. The area is renowned for its visual and performing arts, literary connections, museums, leading hotels and excellent shops and boutiques.

Exhibition Catalogue

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Photographers

Anna Kunst
UNITED KINGDOM
Christina Jansen
UNITED KINGDOM
Darren Sacks
UNITED KINGDOM
Ed Braidwood
UNITED KINGDOM
Francesca Meloni
UNITED KINGDOM
Julia Solovyev
UNITED KINGDOM
Laszlo Komaromi
HUNGARIAN
Lorenzo Paruccini
ITALY
Maia Franz
UNITED STATES
Monika Blanka Katterwe
GERMANY
Paul Crome
UNITED KINGDOM
Rashmi Bagvatisancar
UNITED KINGDOM
Sue Oakford
UNITED KINGDOM

Anna Kunst

UNITED KINGDOM
Anna’s journey to becoming a full-time professional photographer is a story of transformation and self-discovery. Born in Holland and raised in various countries worldwide, Anna had a diverse career in publishing, music events and motherhood before realising that Photography was her true passion. She specialises in portraiture and events but for her photography is not just a job, but a way of exploring the depths of the human experience. She uses her art to draw out emotion and tell stories that resonate on various levels. Through techniques like double exposure, ICM and textures, Anna creates images that re not only visually striking but also meaningful.
Spiritual awakening at Sunset
Spiritual awakening at Sunset
Contemplation
Contemplation
Millennium Love
Millennium Love

Christina Jansen

UNITED KINGDOM
Christina Jansen was born in Amsterdam to a Liverpudlian writer mother and a dutch photojournalist father. From a young age Christina knew she wanted be an artist. She discovered photo silkscreen photo etching and with this studied photography in more depth. She gained a BA Hons degree and her first job was photographing all the pre 1950’s buildings in Stoke on Trent for Hanley City Museum. She then moved to London and within no time found herself taking portraits of many celebrities including Muhammad Ali, Zandra Rhodes, Robert Plant, Van Morrison, Bob Hoskins, Brian Cox, Jon Snow, Joan Bakewell, Andrew Marr and many top music bands and artists.
Passion in Art
Passion in Art
Love train
Love train
Rope girl
Rope girl
Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali

Darren Sacks

UNITED KINGDOM
Darren Sacks is a London based street photographer. Most of his work is created around the central London locations of Soho, Chinatown and Green Park. His photography exhibits an abstract style, with vivid, saturated colours. His work usually depicts anonymous figures, giving it a distinct sense of intrigue. He enjoys creating layered images using silhouettes and reflections and he demonstrates the ability to establish connections between various layers, abstract colours, hues and shades, interlacing them together to make the finished photograph.
Night Shift
Night Shift
London Layers
London Layers

Ed Braidwood

UNITED KINGDOM
Based in Poplar, East London, Ed Braidwood (aka “HIYAFOTO”) is a photographer who was born and raised in the London’s East-end. His interest in photography began in his teenage years at school in Dagenham, with his initial work using a Russian Zenit EM SLR camera and 35mm black and white film, processing and printing his own work. He now uses both digital and film formats, including 35mm, Medium Format and even 110 cartridge film. He has previously exhibited his work in London, Sydney and Madrid. Aside from his own projects, he also regularly works with a Spanish Humanitarian organisation in Madrid, providing images for their periodical magazine since May 2020. Photography is Ed’s passion and he always carries a camera with him.
Decisive Moment
Decisive Moment
Pole Glance
Pole Glance
Tunnel Symmetry
Tunnel Symmetry
On The Line
On The Line

Francesca Meloni

UNITED KINGDOM
In 2003 she graduated in Philosophy with a dissertation on the relationship between reality and madness, i.e. between “normality” and the shadows which are part of our lives. During University years she also became interested in photography, learning different photographic techniques, using both analog and digital cameras. Moreover, psycological, aesthetics and hermeneutics studies played a significant role in photographic research: her works focus on the attempt to project the subconscious dimension onto reality, creating a fusion between the real image (representing the conscious) and the subconscious, both individual and collective, in a continuous interpretative dynamic. In her “Inner Selfie/Identity” works she project the person’s image, perceived by the subconscious onto the visual reality. Instead, in her Non-places works the place becomes the expression of the collective subconscious identity, which is transfigured in its relationship with space. Therefore, she define her works Subconscious photography.
MirrorSelf • Identity

In the photographic scene (MirrorSelf) emerges, through the presence of a mirror, the representation of the Double. By reflecting her own image, the subject suffers a point of view that doubles her and alienates her from herself. Thus, the Uncanny- the Freudian Unheimlich i.e the feeling of “familiar and stranger” at the same time- appears. In this way the photographer is both subject and multiple object of photography. Identity (Identity 01-02) on setting fragments itself and becomes indefinite, ambivalent, showing a hidden and mysterious shape. Through these images the concept of Identity is questioned and the photographer also represents the states of bewilderment in observing an indefinite and elusive image of herself.

MirrorSelf
MirrorSelf
Identity 01
Identity 01
Identity 02
Identity 02

Julia Solovyev

UNITED KINGDOM
I’m a London based photographer. I love the raw fleeting beauty of every place I go, and I do my best to take every picture with that in mind.
Mother’s Love
Mother’s Love
War Paint
War Paint

Laszlo Komaromi

HUNGARIAN
A self-taught, Hungarian-born street and documentary photographer based in the UK. For over a decade, he has been wandering the streets of London, and other major cities, seeking out the hidden moments of beauty and solitude that exist amidst the chaos of the city, and captures these candid moments through his lens. Driven by his passion for photography, he is deeply inspired by the moody neon noir aesthetic and employs both digital and analogue techniques to capture evocative moments in both color and black and white.
Colours of Camden Town
Colours of Camden Town

Lorenzo Paruccini

ITALY
Lorenzo, is twenty-two years old, he was born in Rome but currently live and study in Milan. He obtained a three-year degree in Historical-Artistic Studies at the Sapienza University of Rome with a thesis on the History of Photography on Vivian Maier, and he’s currently attending the master’s degree course in Art, Enhancement and Market at the IULM in Milan. He earned a certificate from the MoMA in New York after taking the course “Seeing Through Photographs” by the Curator of the Department of Photography, Sarah Meister. He would like to become an art curator. His interest in photography began at the age of 6, in conjunction with my passion for music and art. He exhibited at the contemporary photography exhibition: “Paesaggio Italiano, L’Infinito tra enchanto e scargio” curated by Vittorio Sgarbi, at the Civic Museum of Villa Colloredo Mels in Recanati, making me the youngest photographer on display.
Childhood dream
Childhood dream

Maia Franz

UNITED STATES
Hi, my name is Maia, I am a fine art nude photographer born and raised in Southern California. Over 25 years ago a friend put a camera in my hand, and I have never put it down since. Capturing the curves and lines of the female form along with my love of nature is what inspires me to create.
Dunes

This image was captured at Eureka Dunes, It was a magical sunrise and then the shadows fell into place. The contrast makes nature feel very symmetrical when sometimes can also be so very chaotic.

Dunes
Dunes

Monika Blanka Katterwe

GERMANY
Born in Luckenwalde (Brandenburg, Germany) on 16th March 1966 1984-1988 • University of Applied Science Potsdam: Education, Arts and Mathematics 1991-1993 • Humboldt University Berlin: Arts; courses with Roland Berger und Ruth Tesmar 1994-1997 • University of Potsdam: Mathematics 2000-2002 • University of Potsdam: Courses in Mathematics with Benno Klotzek and Thomas Jahnke 1988-2016 • Teacher for Arts and Mathematics at various educational institutions Since 2016 • Artistically- scientific Photographer Since 2017 • STE(A)M Ambassador for the Initiative “Create Future” Since 2022 • Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig: Evening Academy; studying with Martha Pohlmann- Kryszkiewicz; Individual Workshops with master photographer Rainer Jordan, Berlin. Artistically - scientific Photographer since 2017.
18.03.2023
18.03.2023

Paul Crome

UNITED KINGDOM
My goal is always to produce striking and colourful images which stir the imagination and excite the senses. I enjoy reading so I draw inspiration from my favourite authors such as Tolkien, Lovecraft, Poe, M. R. James, to name but a few. I am very lucky to live in Cornwall where there is a wealth of beautiful locations in every direction. Most of my photography is centred here in the South West. My love for photography began in 1982 when I was given a camera for my 7th birthday. At first most of my shots were unfathomable but I loved them! I bought my first 35mm SLR in the early 1990s and shortly after, began studying photography at Falmouth College of Art & Design. I spent most of my time in the college dark room working in Black and White, which I developed a great passion for. In my adult life, the advent of internet, digital photography and social media revolutionised the way I think and work as an amateur photographer, opening up a world of possibilities previously unimagined. I still feel the same excitement and trepidation when planning a photo shoot. From studying maps, books and websites to find new and interesting locations, to considering sunrise and sunset times and bearings, lunar and astronomical cycles, weather forecasts, tide times and other factors to time the shoot just right and achieve the perfect result. If you enjoy my photography just half as much as I do, my mission is accomplished!
Aurora over Carn Brea

I had heard about the possibility of a rare sighting of the Aurora Borealis in Cornwall so went out on a particularly cold, clear night equipped with camera and cofee! I couldn’t actually see the aurora with the naked eye and was amazed to see what the camera was picking up! As far as I know, this was the only startrail taken in Cornwall on that night, which managed to capture the aurora too.
I was also able to produce a timelapse using the 400 exposures taken over a 5 hour period. This can be seen on my website.

Aurora over Carn Brea
Aurora over Carn Brea

Rashmi Bagvatisancar

UNITED KINGDOM
Born in India and now a British citizen. An enthusiast and hobbyist just to capture special moments is now a professional photographer. Mainly focused on events, weddings and a portraiture. (As it’s been the year of many challenges and changes I have ventured into street photography especially since there were no events or portraits). At this exhibition I present two photographs. The first is called ‘In the Circle’. Given our current situation it depicts the global crisis of going in and out of the red zone. The technique used is simply the fast shutter speed and captured the right moment. The second photograph is called ‘Dreaming’. Remembering the past and dreaming of the world without a mask, without the pandemic. The technique used here is of higher ISO and captured the right moment.
Dreaming
Dreaming
In the Circle
In the Circle

Sue Oakford

UNITED KINGDOM
Sue Oakford is a lifestyle and portrait photographer who also creates award-winning Fine Art images of Still Life and Landscapes/ Seascapes using natural light to create atmosphere and depth. Sue has recently been awarded the Emerging Artist 2021/22 by the Association of Photography and is selected to be part of the 2021/2022 ‘Best of Show Curatorial Selection’ at the International Photography Awards and awarded a 2nd place overall in the Still life Category. Additionally, Sue was awarded two Category Honourable Mentions at the 2021, 17th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards for her landscape and still life images and also awarded a ‘Finalist Artist’ and Honourable Mentions in the Still Life, International Garden Photographer of the Year 2020 & 2021. Other international awards such as Monochrome International Photography 2020 & 2021 and the Fine Art Chromatic Colour 2020 have also recognised Sue’s work.

2020 • This still life image of Peony flowers uses empty gin bottles and glassware of different shapes and sizes to display wilting and ageing blooms of a pastel palate. This gently and joyously depicts the aftermath of a party where there is always one who wants to continue to seek the light, shine and defy the inevitable whilst the wiser members of the bunch are prepared to skulk into the shadows.

Gin & Tonic
Gin & Tonic

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