Johanna Goodman – The Catalogue of Imaginary Beings

Based in New York, American illustrator and collagist Johanna Goodman studied at Boston University’s School of Fine Art and Parsons School of Design (NYC) where she graduated with a BA of Fine Arts in Illustration in 1992. She has been a freelance Illustrator ever since. Her work has garnered awards from The Society of Publication Design, American Illustration and Communication Arts.

In 2017 she was awarded the New York State Council for the Arts/New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship grant for her on-going body of work The Catalogue of Imaginary Beings. The images, developed from over twenty years of portraiture and collage work, explore a range of themes in popular culture, including the role of the individual in fashion, in history, in the artistic imagination and draws inspiration from magical realism, surrealism and symbolism.

Johanna’s work has been featured in a wide variety of publications from The Guardian and Marie Claire to Vice and Creative Review. Her work has also been included in several books about Illustration, Art and Collage including The American Illustration Annual Book, 3×3: The Best of International Illustration, Communication Arts Illustration Annual, and she was profiled in The Age of Collage: Contemporary Collage in Modern Art published by Gestalten. To view more of her work, click here

Christophe Jacrot

The gallery is very pleased to present the work new photographic artist Christophe Jacrot. Jacrot is a French photographer who found his subject by accident whilst on a shoot to take sun-lit photographs of Paris for a guidebook, but found himself caught in a torrential rainstorm. He decided to change focus, and the images he captured that day were exhibited and then published as Jacrot’s first monograph, Paris in the Rain.

This surprise deluge marked the start of Jacrot’s special relationship with bad weather, whose evocative and often romantic qualities escape us as we attempt to flee it. Since that pivotal moment, he has travelled the world searching out bad weather; he follows reports of monsoons in Tokyo, hurricanes in New York and snowstorms in France and Siberia, capturing the dramatic weather and emotions they create. The cinematic qualities of his work capture an unspoken narrative that flows through each image.

Since 2007, Jacrot has exhibited his work regularly in Paris and internationally. His series In the Mood for Rain was exhibited at the Kunstlicht Gallery in Shanghai in 2013, and in the same year his solo show entitled Black and White, containing works from New York in Black and Blizzard was exhibited at the Young Gallery in Brussels. His book, Météores, was published by Editions h’Artpon in 2015. This was followed in 2016 by Snjor, the images produced from his trips to Iceland, and then in 2017, New York in Black, Jacrot’s series of photographs taken during the blackout caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. To see more of Christoph’s work, and for sizes and prices, click here.

Karine Laval – Heterotopia

Karine Laval has continued her exploration of shape, colour and form with new works in her on-going series ‘Heterotopia’. In these new images, Laval’s evolving exploration of distorted realities and altered perceptions result in seductive manipulations of light and colour, created by combining analogue techniques and digital technologies.

Laval’s images often challenge the familiar perception we have of the world, and can be seen as a bridge between the world we live in and a more surreal and dreamlike dimension. Laval’s distinctive use and deliberate manipulation of colour, as well as the introduction of chance in some instances, contribute to further question the relationship between representation and reality, with some of these works moving towards abstraction and the dissolution of the image entirely.

Karine has just been nominated Laval for the 2019 Prix Pictet, the prestigious international award that combines photography with a concern for environmental sustainability. This year’s theme in Hope. This is the second time she has been nominated, the first being in 2016. Currently, she has a major solo show at SFO Museum in San Francisco, where she presents new and early work from Heterotopia. To see more of Karine’s work, click here.

Morgan Silk – Jack In The Green

Morgan Silk has been involved in creating photographic images since the mid-1980s after graduating from Blackpool and the Fylde College. He began his career as a creative re-toucher working alongside photographers for advertising clients, and then began to experiment with his own photography, predominantly colour landscapes, his skills as a re-toucher continuing to be employed to give an unusual and personal touch to the finished work.

His latest personal body of work is this series of portraits captured at the Jack in the Green Festival in Hastings.This revived May Day tradition with ancient pagan roots sees hundreds of colourful participants come together to welcome in the changing of the season while celebrating fertility and the flourishing of nature. The series is part of a long-term portrait project centred on British Traditions & Folklore.

Morgan’s work has appeared in many publications and won numerous awards. His highly acclaimed project Zoo won him an Association of Photographers Gold Award and an Honourable Mention at the International Photo Awards (2009). His portrait of Jake Tassell from the series ‘After The Riots’ was selected as one of the six chosen limited edition covers of 2009’s Creative Review Photography Annual, and one of his images, Eucalyptus, from the Tasmania series was featured in the 2012 AOP Awards. To see more of Morgan’s work, click here. To view this series in full, click here.

Joseph Ford – Knitted Camouflage

British photographer Joseph Ford has produced a series of eye-catching and humorous tromp l’oeil images under the title ‘Knitted Camouflage’. Working with knitwear designer Nina Dodd, each image has been meticulously crafted combining location, model and knitwear to camouflage people into their backgrounds to seamless effect.

The photography is quite time-consuming, but it’s all broken down into little chunks. Most of the locations are places Joseph comes across while wandering around cities, and the models are also people he’s spotted on the street and asked to pose. Dodd, a knitwear, enthusiast can take up to 40 hours to knit one of these camouflaged items of clothing.

The work has now been featured in numerous publications including The Guardian, The Independent, VICE, Colossal and both the BBC and ITV News. The work has also won several awards (Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Annual, Creative Review, AOP Awards) and was included in the Association of Photographer’s 50th Anniversary Exhibition. To see more of Joesph Ford’s work, click here

Samuel Hicks – Neon Stories & Las Luminarias

Young British photographer, Samuel Hicks, has two new projects that we are presenting here. The first, is an on-going project, Neon Stories. Each meticulously crafted image takes its inspiration from song lyrics that have significant meaning to the photographer. The images have been taken in different locations across the UK and US with lyrics from artists as diverse as Skepta and David Bowie.

Hicks’s other project, ‘Las Luminarias’ came from a recent trip to Spain earlier this year. Las Luminarias is a 400 year old festival held in San Bartolome de Pinares, about 100 KM west of Madrid. Its traditions combine the pre-Christian magical rituals of local peasants with Catholic beliefs, where they purify their horses for the year ahead by riding them through fires. Las Luminarias is held on the 16th January, the night before St. Anthony’s Day.

Samuel Hicks has forged a successful career in commercial and editorial photography, travelling around the world and working for clients such as O2, Land Rover, Lucozade, The Times, The Independent and Wallpaper Magazine. In the last few years his personal projects have incorporated working on location in Sweden, Norway, the US and Ireland where he shot the New York State Circus. To see more of his work, click here

New York – Giacomo Brunelli

In his latest body of work, Giacomo Brunelli turns his distinctive lens on the most iconic of cities, New York. Documented over the last 12 months, New York features his distinctive film-noir style to create a unique and evocative view of the city and its famous landmarks. Working entirely in analogue format, Brunelli shoots his photographs with a 1960s Miranda Sensomat 35mm camera given to him by his father, and meticulously handprints his photographs in limited editions.

The series belongs to a long and rich photographic tradition of celebrated photographers (William Klein, Paul Strand, Berenice Abbott) who brought a new visual intensity and originality to photographing the city. New York is the result of his constant walking, often for ten hours a day, chancing upon particular things that sparked Brunelli’s interest be that the shape of a hat, a piece of clothing or demeanour of a person. Adopting the position of voyeur or spy, he follows his prey until he alights on the right time to create the image. By pushing the lens to the closest point of focus, almost touching the subject, he suggests a very close intimacy with these strangers, whilst at the same time respecting their anonymity.

Giacomo Brunelli first two major projects, The Animals and Eternal London have received great critical acclaim and were published as books by Dewi Lewis Publishing. Brunelli has exhibited widely and received several awards including the Sony World Photography Award, the Gran Prix Lodz, Poland, and the Magenta Foundation’s ‘Flash Forward 2009’. His work is held in many private and public collections including the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The New Art Gallery Walsall, UK Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts and Portland Art Museum, USA. To see more of Giacomo’s work, and for sizes and prices, Click here

Karine Laval – Heterotopia

Untitled #64, 2018, from the series Heterotopia

Karine Laval has continued her exploration of shape, colour and form with new works in her on-going series ‘Heterotopia’. In these new images, Laval’s evolving exploration of distorted realities and altered perceptions result in seductive manipulations of light and colour, created by combining analogue techniques and digital technologies.

Laval’s images often challenge the familiar perception we have of the world, and can be seen as a bridge between the world we live in and a more surreal and dreamlike dimension. Laval’s distinctive use and deliberate manipulation of colour, as well as the introduction of chance in some instances, contribute to further question the relationship between representation and reality, with some of these works moving towards abstraction and the dissolution of the image entirely.

Karine’s work has recently been exhibited at the Benrubi Gallery, New York, at the Robert Koch Gallery in San Francisco, Paris Photo in November 2017 and most recently with the gallery at Photo London at Somerset House. Her new work was selected as one of The Guardian Newspaper’s Picks of the Fair and was also highlighted by Gold Spot Magazine and in The British Journal of Photography’s Guide to Collecting produced in conjunction with Photo London. To see more of Karine’s work, click here

Ellie Davies – Fires

Fires 2, 2018 by Ellie Davies

British landscape photographer, Ellie Davies, has produced a beautiful new body of work, ‘Fires’. In this new series, Ellie continues her long preoccupation with the woodland, this time combining it with the elemental quality of fire with all its deeply symbolic narratives, bringing together the opposing themes of life and death, creation and destruction, love and loss and the human versus the natural world.

The small fires present in these images cast the forest in a warm light, holding back the dark, bringing a sense of safety and comfort not only transforming the forest but temporarily altering it. A man-made fire however must be built and lit, tended and fed. Its mere presence implies the existence of people, and the human narrative remains despite their absence. The viewer is left to weave their own experience into the woodland, invited to enter, to sit down, to be silent and still; to become a part of the wood and for a time to find a place within it.

Ellie has had a busy 2018 with solo exhibitions in Milan, Brussels and New Delhi as well as unveiling her new work at Photo London. This year her work was also selected for the publication American Photography 33, a curated collection of some of the best in contemporary photography and in The British Journal of Photography’s Guide to Collecting produced in conjunction with Photo London. To see more of Ellie’s work, click here

Hugh Holland – Silver Skate Seventies.

Off the Blocks, San Fernando Valley, CA, 1977

Legendary skateboard photographer Hugh Holland has just released a previously unseen treasure-trove of newly-discovered black & white images shot in and around Los Angeles during the same embryonic period – 1974-1978 – as the renowned colour works from his series ‘Locals Only’, published in 2010 by AMMO Books.

This never-before-exhibited archive of black & white images, which includes some of his earliest photographs documenting the rise of the California skateboard revolution in the 70s, adds a more raw, spontaneous understanding to Holland’s well-known later colour works. Holland began his photographic documentation of the skateboard revolution shooting in black and white taking these negatives while experimenting with new ideas and often for his own enjoyment.

Hugh Holland’s work was rst exhibited in the US in 2006, and has since exhibited internationally in London, Paris and New York, with upcoming exhibitions in Sydney and the Pera Museum is Istanbul. His work was rst exhibited by Crane Kalman in 2007. In 2011, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles included his work in the rst major U.S. museum survey of gra ti and street art in a group exhibition entitled ‘Art in the Streets’. To see more of Hugh Holland’s work, click here

Tim Flach – Endangered


Following on from the success of his earlier series ‘Equus’, ‘Dogs: Gods’ and ‘More Than Human’, photographer Tim Flach’s releases a major new body of work, ‘Endangered’. This thought-provoking project has just been released as a hardback book by publishers Blackwell & Ruth with a number of images being issued as limited edition prints.

Many years in the making, the new work takes us on a journey around some of the world’s most embattled species and ecosystems. In a remarkable series of animal portraits, the plight of many of the planet’s most beautiful and extraordinary creatures is laid bare. This is a stunning and important body of work which continues Flach’s deepening insight into man’s relationship and treatment of the animal world.

Flach has become renown for his highly stylised animal portraits, far removed from traditional wildlife photography’s images of animals observed in their natural habitat. Flach brings his subjects into such close focus that the viewer begins to read the gestures and body language as we would a human being. His photographs evoke pathos, humour and an unmistakably intimate human empathy. Flach’s work has been extensively published and exhibited internationally. To see more of the Endangered series, click here.

Michael Schachtner – Converse

German American photographer, Michael Schachtner, began his career as an Art Director at Saatchi & Saatchi in New York, where in his first year he won a coveted Cannes Lion Award.  Since then, Michael has won awards from several major advertising festivals including Cannes, ADC NY, Clio Awards and One Show, and has also worked for other prestigious agencies Y&R and BBH.  In 2009 Michael was ranked one of the Top 50 Young Creatives in the world by the Art Directors Club NY.

Michael now focuses on his photographic work, working mostly for advertising agencies in New York. His personal series, ‘Converse’ were first shown when he was selected as one of the finalists in the 2012 ‘Peaches & Cream Photography Awards Exhibition’, held in conjunction with Millennium Images.

Michael’s series of photographs of Converse boots are a fittingly cool and stylish tribute to a truly iconic American institution. “Converse are not just shoes. Converse can be an emblem of individualism, a rejection of the mainstream. They become evidence of a life lived. That’s what gives them their soul and makes them a portrait of their owner.” To see more of the Converse series, and for sizes and prices, click here

Cream17 – A Showcase of Graduate Photography Talent

Ocean Farini, Slimmers Alphabet

Following on from the success of previous showcases of some of the best BA photography graduates, Crane Kalman Brighton is pleased to return with Cream 2017, an exhibition featuring a new selection of the most interesting and diverse photographic talents to emerge from 2016. The exhibition includes graduates from the most prestigious universities and colleges the length and breadth of the country from Westminster to Belfast; London to Cornwall. Cream 2017: A Showcase of Graduate Photography Talent runs from 10th November – 6th January2018.

Thomas Wynne – Middlesex University London, BA (Hons) Photography

Thomas is exploring his relationship to the sky in his series: ‘Ground Control’. Through the analogue recording and printing processes he has set out to record something other than the visible; something absorbed into the analogue medium from being present at the time.

Waheed Khan – London College of Communication BA (Hons) Photojournalism

Egypt welcomed an estimated 15 million foreign visitors in 2010, but by 2016 that number has dropped to 5.4 million. ‘All that glitters is not Dahab’ deals with the effects of Egypt’s Arab Spring on its tourism industry.

Ocean Farini – Falmouth University BA (Hons) Photography

Ocean places herself within the pages of a pile of 1980’s ‘Slimming’ magazines. By picking apart and reassembling the adverts and images, she hopes to illuminate the contemporary issues around the definitions of ‘success’.

Cameron Williamson – London College of Communication BA (Hons) Photography

In ‘Mask is not a Mountain’, Cameron is building on the relationship between the idyllic landscape and human made, masculine structures, playing with the established tension of the male figure in the inherited landscape tradition.

Rebeca Gutierrez Fickling – University of Brighton BA (Hons) Photography

Rebeca’s photograms are exploring the themes of the Anthropocene, a geological time period that we have recently entered where our Earth’s ecosystems are being altered by human activity.

Gaizka Saracibar – Edinburgh Napier University BA (Hons) Photography

‘Men Staring at Themselves’ looks at how the act of taking a selfie and posting it online is a game of showing and hiding. The figures in the images are very much aware of what they want to show and what is regarded socially as masculine. They are also very aware of what they want to hide.

Lauren Jackson – University of Westminster BA (Hons) Photographic Arts

‘Make me a Channel’ is a series of work propelled by our pursuit to achieving wholeness. The materials and objects that are used throughout the project not only aid in the blurring between reality and fiction, but become parallel to the reconstructed experience and exploration too.

Hollie Blanchard – University of Brighton BA (Hons) Photography

In ‘Lineage’ Hollie collaborates with her relatives delicately probing the human condition; mortality and preparing for loss.

Zsofi Bohm – University of South Wales BA (Hons) Documentary Photography

In Hungary, uranium mining began in the 1950s to contribute to the Soviet Union’s ambition of becoming a nuclear superpower. Zsofi’s project explores the boundaries of perception and attempts to capture things outside our visible spectrum; dangers not known, events unreported, people forgotten.

Rebecca Shears – University of Brighton BA (Hons) Photography

In ‘Fleeting’ Rebecca deals with the fragile notion of time. Through the use of the Wet Plate Collodion process, she solidifies the once fleeting moment into the form of a physical object.

Daisy Ashfield – University of Northampton BA (Hons) Photography

Daisy’s project deals with relationships from a number of angles and gives us insight into the life of young couples. How can we deal with loneliness and with its opposite, being around someone all the time? What does a break up take away from us, apart from someone’s presence?

Jessica Ashley-Stokes – Falmouth University BA (Hons) Photography

Documented over a period of time, Jessica delicately observed a singular child, Alice. Absent from the technological chaos of modern life, her rural childhood embraces contemplation, discovery and challenge and the work explores the relationship between Alice’s imagination and the home life that surrounds her.

Giya Makondo-Wills – University of South Wales BA (Hons) Documentary Photography

This project depicts the interplay between indigenous South African Ancestral belief and Christianity. Being both British and South African, Giya represents a dual perspective and highlights the symbiotic relationship between cultural elements and the resilience of pre-colonial customs in a modern guise.

Mollie Clothier – Falmouth University BA (Hons) Photography

Perplexity proposes to tackle the questions that surround mental health, normalising its impulses to the viewer through the use of recognisable movements and objects. This physicality attempts to represent the intuitive gestures and sensory responses that occur as a result of an anxiety disorder.

Ollie Hayward – Falmouth University BA (Hons) Photography

Body of Ours is an exploration of pain, pride and the idea of self. Documenting himself performing alongside a sculpture resembling a physical manifestation of the artist, Ollie Hayward has set out to examine how each of us interacts with the often complex views we have of ourselves.

Cream 2017: A Showcase of Graduate Photography Talent runs from the 10th November 2017 to 6th January 2018 at the Brighton Centre for Photography, University of Brighton, 154-155 Edward Street, Brighton, BN2 0JG

To see more images from the exhibition, please click here

Jane Hilton – L.A. Gun Club

Target B, 2016, from the series L.A. Gun Club

Renown for her portraits and landscapes of the American West, Jane Hilton’s new body of work continues her exploration of American culture and Americana through one of the country’s most controversial pursuits, the Gun Club. Hilton visited the L.A. Gun Club in downtown Los Angeles and was captivated by the experience. It is the home of a legal pastime that allows individuals to shoot live ammunition at target posters with guns such as a Colt .45 or an AK47.

Each participant can select from over a hundred target posters which range from minimalist human forms to cartoon bad guys. Hilton has documented the remains of these unique ’shot’ target posters that were made by a cross section of the community from a brain surgeon to a couple on a ‘date night’, which provide a snapshot of the attitudes towards guns, gun use and gun ownership in America.

Jane Hilton’s work has been published in two major books, Dead Eagle Trail and Precious. Her work has been exhibited at the Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, as part of the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, The National Portrait Gallery, London and The New Art Gallery, Walsall. Her documentary photography has been featured in major print publications including The Telegraph, The Sunday Times and The Observer. To see the series in full, visit our online exhibitions page here, or to see more of Jane’s work, and for sizes and prices, please click here.

Judith Lyons – Lacunae

Lacunae 01, 2015 by Judith Lyons

The gallery is pleased to present a new series of work by Judith Lyons. Produced for her MA at Camberwell College of Art, the black and white photograms in the Lacunae series were created in a makeshift darkroom Lyons set up in the basement of the London Neurodegenerative Diseases Brain Bank at King’s College London. They were made using scientific glassware used in the preparation and analysis of human brain tissue for research into neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

The work was the culmination of 18 months of practice based research carried out within the Brain Bank, during which Lyons was exploring ideas of materiality, mortality and temporality. In addition to this work, Lyons also produced a small series of Chemigrams printed with human brain tissue as well as microscopic images taken on the Brain Bank’s microscopes and other photograms.

Judith Lyons is a photographic artist living and working in London. A graduate of Central Saint Martin’s and the London College of Communication, Judith’s work reflects her fascination with the natural world and with cycles of birth, growth, decay, death and rebirth. During the last four years, Judith has worked extensively with camera-less methods of photographic image production, often combining traditional analogue and contemporary digital processes. Her work has been published and exhibited both nationally and internationally. To see more of Judith’s work, please click here