Think first, Then shoot

London2022

EXHIBITION

Willesden Gallery

London2022
95 High Road, NW10 2SF • London
From
Dec 15, 2022
To
Jan 2, 2023
Artists
18
Photos
27

Artfullframe is lunching the next International Photo Exhibition in London from December 15th, 2022 to January 2nd, 2023 at the Willesden Gallery.

As Ansel Adams said, "You don't take a photograph, you make it", hence the idea of organizing a photo exhibition where to show the thoughts of photographers transformed into images.

“Think first, then shoot” is a collective photo exhibition, bringing together various photographic styles proposed by international photographers. 
Each photographer followed an individual path, each photographer has his/her own story as we all see life differently. 

Regardless of individuality each one’s first step is to draw the concept they wish to achieve with their photo and then transform it into the image. 
Show us what you create with your photography.

Willesden Gallery is fast becoming one of the premier places in North West London to appreciate an eclectic range of high quality art from established and emerging artists. has had many successful shows.
Each exhibition has achieved four thousands visits, which helps raises artists profiles, exposing them to new audiences.

The gallery has been a great stepping stone for many artists, resulting in sales, new commissions and future exhibitions.

Exhibition Catalogue

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Exhibition

Photographers

Anna Kunst
UNITED KINGDOM
Ansje Visser
NETHERLANDS
Antonio Perrone
ITALY
Catherine Chetwynd
UNITED KINGDOM
Craig Shofed
USA
Damiano Sinclair
UNITED KINGDOM
Ed Braidwood
UNITED KINGDOM
Elina Jokipii
FINLAND
Julia Solovyev
UNITED KINGDOM
Karlo Flores
PHILIPPINES
Luciano Calvani
ITALY
Maurizio Cecchini
UNITED KINGDOM
Monika Blanka Katterwe
GERMANY
Rick Cordell
UNITED KINGDOM
Christina Jansen
UNITED KINGDOM

Anna Kunst

UNITED KINGDOM
Capturing a fleeting expression on a person’s face tells a story with no words. It is human and timeless. Throughout Anna’s career as a professional photographer, it has been these moments that have inspired her the most, that have set her instincts in motion. Anna Kunst is a Dutch photographer based in London who specialises in portraiture and people images, as well as nature and landscapes. With an early career in publishing and event management she honed her skills working with people at many levels, travelling all over Europe for her work. Her images have been exhibited and printed in various respected publications. She has also been extremely privileged to be working on the ‘Children of London’ book project for the last few years which helps raise much-needed funds for the Great Ormond Street Children’s hospital in London, the first copies of which are given to the Queen, the Prime Minister and the Lord Mayor of London.
Chinese Lanterns in Venice
Chinese Lanterns in Venice
Perugia Rain
Perugia Rain

Ansje Visser

NETHERLANDS
Photography is a form of meditation for me. Strolling around on your own and let you eye lead you is very relaxing and also exciting. Travel, nature, everyday life, underwater world and reflections are my favourite themes. I organize photo walks, give photography lessons, teambuilding activities and photo coaching. I enjoy it very much when students go from just looking to seeing an interesting image during the lessons. Everything is photographable as long as you get an interesting angle. I developed a coaching method for people through photography. It is like creative therapy. For example, I worked with a group of people with incipient dementia. They were so proud when we ended the photography course with and exhibition. Writing is my other passion. I am an author of 6 children’s books, 1 poem book, 3 life stories and several photography books. Between 2013 and 2021 I had 6 exhibitions and events of free work. Creativity is essential in my life, a necessity. Besides my work as a photographer and writer I also work as coordinator for a health care organization in Amsterdam.
Into the woods
Into the woods

Antonio Perrone

ITALY
He has been a photographer for about 18 years and with the arrival of digital in photography, he began to discover new ways of doing photography. Besides being a photographer, Antonio is a university employee in the field of microwaves and remote sensing. As a photographer he has received many awards ranging from prizes in important Italian and international competitions, to some printed publications in magazines of the photographic sector. In his spare time, in addition to taking pictures, he manages a photography portal: http://www. micromosso.com where he shares ideas and photos with other enthusiasts. Since 2014 he has been President of a Photographic Club based in Tivoli (Rome).
MAREBRUNA

Poetry and image appear as declinations of a common source from which they can both be and belong. A return to your own land and to the dunes that tend to disappear. Almost an embrace to protect them from the sea.

Marebruna 1
Marebruna 1
Marebruna 2
Marebruna 2
Marebruna 3
Marebruna 3
Marebruna 4
Marebruna 4

Catherine Chetwynd

UNITED KINGDOM
I particularly enjoy urban landscapes, street scenes, often with ICM, flower photography and anything that shows the many characteristics of the human race.
Chatting
Chatting

Craig Shofed

USA
Born in Fort Dix, NJ, C.a. Shofed’s parents were in the military, He spent his early years in Germany. He studied Graphic Arts at Assunpink Vocational School, moving into Advertising Design in college, his first formal exposure to photography. Before he had a real chance to explore photography as a career, he took a job as a computer installer and never looked back, spending the next 25 years as an IT Professional. Although his professional life had focused on technology, he maintained an interest in photography, always carrying his camera with him. It was Craig’s second kidney transplant and a move to Trenton, NJ that inspired him to leave the technology field become an artist. Based out of Trenton artist C.a. Shofed had his first month-long exhibit called “Double Take” in 2012. C.a. Shofed’s work seeks to bring attention to ordinary objects pressured by nature and time. His art has sometimes been described as “industrial meets nature.” In 2017 Shofed’s work began to shift, morphing into something more abstract with his Reflection-ism series. C.a. Shofed’s art has been exhibited and sold in galleries and museums across the globe including Philadelphia, New York, San Diego, Toronto, London and Glasgow.
Color by the ALT
Color by the ALT
Ant Farm
Ant Farm

Damiano Sinclair

UNITED KINGDOM
The soul of a professional photographer Trapped in a cheap body camera Born in Italy among breathtaking landscapes, at the time people were shaking their Polaroid pictures and the world could see the first image of the earth from the moon. Got the enlightenment during the process of moving from films to shining digital. Until our days when I moved to UK, surrounded by the water, around and above. While everyone has the possibility to capture pixelled moments, it has also given the art less restrictions and broaden horizons. 1st Place Summertine 2022 ArtFullFrame photo contest with “Old people with other old people. Are not so old” 3rd Place Black & White 2022 ArtFullFrame photo contest with “When your body language is not listened”
Old people with other old people. Are not so old.
Old people with other old people. Are not so old.
Let’s fly way up to the clouds. Away from the maddening crowds.
Let’s fly way up to the clouds. Away from the maddening crowds.
Blue eyes
Blue eyes
When your body language is not listened
When your body language is not listened

Ed Braidwood

UNITED KINGDOM
Ed Braidwood aka HIYAFOTO was born in Ilford to the East of London. Ed’s first formal photography training was in a Dagenham secondary school at the age of 14, working with a Russian SLR camera and 35mm black and white film, learning the darkroom techniques of processing film and printing. Fast forward 40 years, and after 30 years in the IT Industry, Ed is now a full-time photographer based at his studio in Trinity Buoy Wharf to the East of Canary Wharf. Ed continues his love of film photography, using vintage cameras bought on e-Bay such as the Nikon used to produce this photo. Ed’s work has also been published in a number of international magazines and since the end of lockdown he has been working to support performers in the entertainment industry, which was so badly hit by the pandemic.
Bond Street Bond…
Bond Street Bond…
Cycle Envy
Cycle Envy
Long Wave
Long Wave
Sunset City
Sunset City

Elina Jokipii

FINLAND
Born in Finland, studied at London College of Printing and Royal College of Art, lives and works in London and Helsinki. Has taught photography and contextual studies for several years and worked as an artist tutor on many community-based programmes. Memory, reliving and re-enactment form an important part of my personal visual practice. I like to explore and retell stories that have been passed down, giving importance to events that I feel a connection to through the experience of others.
Mrs. Rattan
Mrs. Rattan
Dipti Masrani
Dipti Masrani

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.
Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Iceland
Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Iceland
Seven Sisters cliffs, England
Seven Sisters cliffs, England
Snowdonia, Wales
Snowdonia, Wales

Karlo Flores

PHILIPPINES
I am a photography hobbyist from Davao City, Philippines. It all began when my friend lent me his point and shoot camera. I was fascinated by how I had the power to capture anything with superb sharpness and quality as compared to my crappy phone camera. I started taking photos of things that interest me and showed it to my friends. I was always excited on how my friends react to photos and it was all applause as far as I can remember. The positive attention that I have drawn from my friends motivated me to do more. My artistic pursuit led me into taking candid photos of people in the streets. This is where I mostly devoted my time. I couldn’t exactly remember how I got myself seriously indulged into this genre, all I know is I find excitement looking for that special moment. There’s always this feeling of inner-tranquility of just wandering around the city and taking snaps of strangers. I just love the thrill of hunting and capturing the marvels of daily life even the most subtle moments that most people failed to notice. In street photography I always find the right ingredients. I hunt for images that are evocative, meditative and most importantly images that reflects an expression of my thoughts and feelings. I always allow my state of mind to be the source of my vision and creativity. To create good photography, you just have to study yourself. Then you study what works for you instead of what other people think will work for you. Listen to your heart and shoot with your soul. 1st Place Black & White 2022 ArtFullFrame photo contest with “Euphoria”.
Babe at the beach
Babe at the beach
Euphoria
Euphoria
Shadow is my friend
Shadow is my friend

Luciano Calvani

ITALY
Photographer for more than 42 years. Fotomani founder amateur photographers’ association in Rome Italy. Specialised into portraits, street photography concerts and theatre, private and public events, action and movements photography, travel and journalism and social photography. Author and digital photography and postproduction tutor for beginners and advanced levels with his workshop in Rome Italy.
Il mio amico Paolo
Il mio amico Paolo
Felliniana
Felliniana

Maurizio Cecchini

UNITED KINGDOM
Maurizio Cecchini is an Italian London based photographer whose work in worldwide locations has produced striking and revealing landscape photographs set in Europe. Maurizio exhibitions in Italy, with his series of photographs around Traditional Fairy Tales and Religious subjects references classical painting in its composition. However, set in a contemporary context they subvert expectation.
The Shape of Water

This project named “The Shape of Water”, evolving since 2017, with these 4 photos allow the viewers imagination to expand and experience different shapes according to the mood balance and wellbeing if you are calm and relaxed or stressed the shape will reflect that.
The philosopher Plato says The Shape of Water is the purest form, because Water has no shape and fits the space available, “borrow” the shape of whatever container they are in.
Water drops, or, for that matter, are spherical in shape due to a phenomenon called surface tension, In a liquid this acts on the surface of a freely falling drop to minimise its area.
The cohesive forces between liquid molecules is responsible for the surface tension. The molecules of water on the surface don’t have like molecules around it. So the water droplets tend to be pulled into shape of spherical due to cohesive forces.
Thats why, the drop of water is always spherical but in this project I have broken them for less than a second giving you a unique shape freeze with my camera.
I believe that learning shapes helps children to identify and organise visual information, and it helps them learn skills in other areas including reading, math, and science... learning shapes also helps children understand other signs and symbols.

Splash 259
Splash 259
Splash 265
Splash 265
Splash 267
Splash 267
Splash 270
Splash 270

Monika Blanka Katterwe

GERMANY
Born in Luckenwalde (Brandenburg, Germany) on 16th March 1966. University of Potsdam: Courses in Mathematics with Benno Klotzek and Thomas Jahnke 1988-2016 Teacher for Arts and Mathematics at various educational institutions 2017-2019 Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig: Evening Academy; studying with Martha Pohlmann- Kryszkiewicz; Individual Workshops with master photographer Rainer Jordan, Berlin Since 2016 Artistically-scientific Photographer.
Catwalk through the Dimensions
Catwalk through the Dimensions

Rick Cordell

UNITED KINGDOM
Rick Cordell is a photographer and teacher. He has worked as a freelance photographer in the editorial and corporate genres specializing in portraiture. In 2003 he studied on a course in Digital Origination at LCC, (University of the Arts London). On completion, he was invited to return as an Associate Lecturer. He taught for some years on the BA (Hon) Magazine Publishing course and continues to teach Indesign for the LCC Short Course program. During this period he completed his MA Photography and as a result of his research into decay he photographed the Dahlia Decay series.
Dahlia Decay Study 1
Dahlia Decay Study 1
Dahlia Decay Study 2
Dahlia Decay Study 2

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.
Rope Girl
Rope Girl
Love Train
Love Train

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Life 2024

Gallery: Willesden Gallery
City: London
Deadline Submissions June 30, 2024
Start Exhibition July 24, 2024
End Exhibition August 03, 2024
We announce the launch of our next photo exhibition, centered around the theme of Life, in all its facets, is a subject that has captivated artists and thinkers for centuries.
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