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My upcoming exhibition "LONDON EXPOSED"

Exhibition runs from 10/04/2014 until 10/05/2014. Private View is on 10th April 2014 from 7.30 till 9.30 pm at Kaizo salon, 67-68 Charlotte Rd, London, EC2A 3PE. Music, drinks and good vibes.

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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 aluminum.

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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.

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Svetlova moved to London in 2007 upon having worked at the Hermitage Museum’s photographic laboratory. In London she enrolled in the Digital Lens-Based Image Making course at London College of Communication. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally. She has won numerous awards for her Lomographic images, as well as Sleipnir Travel Grant for artists from Nordic Council of Ministers and in 2011 she became a runner-up in the prestigious Fitzrovia Photography prize. She contributed to Photography: The New Basics published by Thames & Hudson in 2012.

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written by neja

11 comments

  1. rooftophoto

    rooftophoto

    Nice post and congrats for your first solo expo - well done , hope 2 come on pv =)

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  2. rooftophoto

    rooftophoto

    Nice post and congrats for your first solo expo - well done , hope 2 come on pv =)

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  3. jaalvarez

    jaalvarez

    Congrats !! I´m sure you will have a great success!!!

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  4. neja

    neja

    @jaalvarez thank you! very excited

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  5. jaalvarez

    jaalvarez

    OMG!! Like the great ones !! Well ... you are one of them !!! What a pitty !!! I don´t ask you for your autograph last summer ... ;) Now, I would sell it for millions !!! ja, ja, ja!! By the way ... I will scan our doubles soon!!

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  6. neja

    neja

    @jaalvarez u hve a postcard from me:) try selling that! xx

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  7. jaalvarez

    jaalvarez

    Nooo!!!! It´s my great treasure!!! ;)

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  8. neja

    neja

    @jaalvarez i 'll send u some exhibition memorabilia ( printing flyers, already done marvelous glossy postcards), plus A1 posters

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  9. jaalvarez

    jaalvarez

    Only a few days !!!
    Are you ready? ;)
    I hope a great success !!!

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  10. neja

    neja

    @jaalvarez I think I am ready , yes. need to do some bits and pieces, but should be fine, thank u xx

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  11. llcooldawe

    llcooldawe

    Nice.

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