London Exposed is a new solo exhibition showing you London through the eyes of Julija Svetlova, an old Lomo friend I've featured here a few years ago.
The exhibition will feature a series of double exposed photographs of London where you will see a different and multi layered side of London. And bear in mind, this work has been shot on film, so there's no digital manupulation, which I personally think makes the work special and unique.
In Julija's own words,
People always ask me, why do I double expose what I see. I always answer that I see too many things which interests me so sometimes making just one exposure is not enough. I want to create something out of my visual observations, not to just simply fixate it.
The exhibition will take place in London at Kaizo salon from 10th April to 10th May 2014. If you're London, please do go to this.
Multi award winning photographer Julija Svetlova is holding her first London solo exhibition at Kaizo salon in Shoreditch. Working entirely on film, Svetlova shoots her photographs with a variety of cameras. She works with the double exposure technique that helps her to create dream-like photographs and shows London’s familiar landmarks in uncustomary ways. All works on show are signed limited editions and printed as high quality C- Type prints on Kodak Metallic paper mounted on aluminium.
Julija Svetlova is a freelance photographer based in East London. Her first experiments with photography began during her teenage years in Saint Petersburg when she discovered LOMO cameras. Influenced by the snapshot aesthetic, seriality and the spirit of collective creativity at the core of the Lomographic culture, she moved on to work with a variety of film cameras and techniques since that time.
What remains constant in her work is her love for materiality of the photochemical process in image making. Taking everyday subjects and street situations as her point of departure, she never attempts to use these images as evidence to establish facts of this reality. Instead, she subjects them to transformation, imbuing them with phantasy- like qualities. If anything is “real”, it is not what we see, but the medium that we use to capture these impressions.
Dates: 10th April - 10th May,2014 Monday to Saturday 10 am- 7 pm. Private view on Thursday, 10th April 2014 from 7.30 till 9.30 pm.
Venue: Kaizo salon, 67-68 Charlotte Rd, London, EC2A 3PE
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