Busy, busy

Surrey landscape

I can’t believe it’s been well over a week since my last post.  I am really neglecting Focused Moments at the moment.   Shame on me!  But there have been good reasons for my lapse.  It’s been an eventful few weeks, photographically speaking.  There are some really exciting projects beginning to come to the boil but they are time-consuming.  I am not ready to write about most of them yet but there will be lots of news in the next few weeks, fingers crossed.    In the meantime, I can share a nice little surprise from this morning.  One of my images of poppies from last summer is presently featured in the window of a gallery in Barcelona.  If you have been around here for a while, you may remember that I love Barcelona, so you can guess how pleased I am.  The picture below is courtesy of The Shed Gallery.  I wrote a post all about The Shed in the Autumn; you can find it here.

gallery window

 

As I am going to be recording lots of news about my photography, I am also going to write occasional posts featuring other photographers and artists whose work I admire.  Any small successes I enjoy would never have happened without the inspiration I derive from the work of others and I want to share that here.

Are you on Facebook or Twitter?  I have been developing my pages there and would love it if you had time to pop by and say ‘hi’.

Rachael Talibart Photography

@RTalibart

Artist of the Week at The Shed

This will be a slightly different week on Focused Moments as I am honoured to be Artist of the Week at The Shed Gallery.  I first came across this gallery when I stumbled upon their summer exhibtion at The Malthouse in Lyme Regis.  Entitled Albion, the exhibition featured art celebrating this island nation of ours.  It was a topical exhibition for 2012, a year when we have celebrated being British more than any other.

Dorset

The Cobb at Lyme Regis

Although largely an on-line community, The Shed differs from other internet photographic and art communities in that it has a permanent real gallery space in Barcelona plus seasonal exhibitions in its second home, Lyme. Furthermore, next February, Albion will be coming to London, to the Cock ‘n’ Bull gallery at Shoreditch.  I hope they will include something of mine!

Barcelona

Inside La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

The Shed is only in its second year, and relatively expensive compared with other sites, but I like it that it is still small; one feels more part of a real community than one does on the impersonal mega-sites.  Direct contact between individual artists and the Shed Team is as frequent as the artist requires and hopefully there will be an opportunity to meet many of the other artists at the London exhibition.

Barcelona

Detail from Gaudi’s beautiful church, La Sagrada Familia

As Artist of the Week, I am writing some posts for the Shed’s Blog.  The first one is an introduction to me and my photography and the images will be familiar to anyone who has been following along here for a while.  But I would be hugely chuffed if you had time to pop over and say ‘hi’.

Dorset

Summer evening, Lyme Regis