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. www.thomas-wynne.com

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. www.waheedkhanphotography.com

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’. www.oceanfarini.com

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. www.cameronwilliamson.com

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. www.rebecagutierrez.net

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. www.instagram.com/gaizka_willowcreek

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. www.lauren.jackson.gogowebspace.com

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. www.hollieblanchard.com

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. www.zsofibohm.foliodrop.com

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. www.rebeccashears.com

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? www.daisyashfield.com

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. www.jessicaashleystokes.com

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. www.cargocollective.com/giyamakondo-wills

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. www.mollieclothier.format.com

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.  www.olliehayward.com

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

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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

Jeeeun Hong – Personal Sanctuary

In the latest of our on-going programme of online exhibitions, we present a selection of the work of South Korean artist Jeeeun Hong. Currently based in UK and Korea, Hong received a BA degree in Media from the University of Ajou in Korea in 2007. In 2016 she received Master of Fine art with distinction at Kingston University. Hong works with photography, painting and installation.

Using her multidisciplinary practice to aid her investigations, Hong’s work aims to create a personal sanctuary; a place where the viewer is invited to discover a personal sanctuary of their own. Hong’s work explores the constant balance and struggle between being herself and her life choices, these dynamics are essential to the growth of her personal sanctuary. In her most recent work, Hong has incorporated the use of fabric as a metaphor for the personal sanctuary.

Hong’s work has featured in several exhibitions including, Arirang at the Korean Cultural Centre in London, Air 2015 at the Muse Gallery, London, Fill The Gap 2016 at the Hidden M Gallery and 뜰 展 at the Idea Factory both in Seoul. Hong will have a major solo show at the JH Gallery in Seoul, South Korea later this year. To see more of Jeeeung Hong, please visit www.cranekalmanbrighton.com/onlineexhibitions

Karine Laval – The Pool & Black Palms

Karine Laval, Black Palms #08

To mark the release of a new publication looking at 10 years of her ‘Poolscape’ images by Steidl this Summer, Crane Kalman Brighton is pleased to present three early images by French photographer Karine Laval from her series The Pool, which are being released in a brand new edition, sized 48”x48”, in a signed and numbered limited edition of 5.

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Morgan Silk – Saturn V

Saturn V #5 by Morgan Silk

Morgan Silk has been creating photographic images since the mid-1980s after graduating from Blackpool & 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.

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Young-Jin Choi – The West Sea of Korea

Geojeon by Young-Jin Choi

Young-Jin Choi, was born in 1965 in the southern coastal area of Jeollanam-do province in South Korea.  Choi began taking photographs in high school, but his interest in photography took off during early 2004 when the South Korean government began the development of the Saemangeum Seawall project.

Having grown up by the beautiful tidal flats on the southern coast of Korea, nature was an important source of inspiration and artistic creativity for Choi. Prior to the completion of Seawall project in April 2006, many activists and environmentalists fought a long battle with the government to try and stop the Seawall Project expanding the mud fields and turning them into agriculture and industrial land, which has proved to have a devastating effect on the habitat of migratory birds and sea creatures.

Young-Jin Choi spent 3 years documenting this environmental disaster, despite constant government intervention against the project.  The final series, ‘West Sea of Korea’, has become one of Choi’s most critically acclaimed and highly-regarded projects. Choi has become increasingly celebrated for documenting nature in raw, uncompromising and powerful images, allowing the natural world to speak for itself.   He has had several books published on his work in Korea, including one of ‘West Sea of Korea’ series. In 2009 he was awarded the High Commendation for the Prix Pictet Prize.

To see the full exhibiton, and for sizes and prices, go to the Online Exhibitons section.

David Steen – Heroes & Villains

David Steen (1936-2015) was a character, like many of the subjects he photographed, who was far larger than life. A self-made and self-taught photographer, he began his photography apprenticeship under the tutelage of the great Bert Hardy at the Picture Post aged 15. His breakthrough into portrait photography came in 1954 when he was sent on his first foreign assignment, to photograph film director Otto Preminger in Paris. “I stayed at the George V hotel, dined at Maxim’s, and went to the Crazy Horse nightclub,” he recalled. This, he decided, was the life.

After National Service as an Army photographer in Egypt and the Middle East, he returned to the Picture Post before then moving on to work for the Women’s Sunday Mirror and The Daily Mail before ultimately going freelance. Steen photographed everyone culturally from the 1950s onwards, with subjects as diverse as the homeless, the Royal Family, pop stars, politicians, movie stars, authors, artists and sporting greats.

In the 1960s, when photographers such as David Bailey and Terence Donovan were publishing books on women, Steen was steadily building up a huge library archive of famous men. In 2005 he selected 100 images for a limited edition book called Heroes and Villains, some of which were exhibited at Crane Kalman Brighton later that year. We are very pleased to be offering a selection of David’s work for sale, including a series of wonderful portraits of glamorous women that have never been made available as limited edition prints before.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

Hugh Holland – 70’s Skate Photography

In the third of our new on-going programme of online exhibitions, we present a selection of the work of self-taught photographer Hugh Holland, who began experimenting with photography in the late 1960’s but didn’t discover his definitive subject until his move to Los Angeles from his native Oklahoma. He began documenting the burgeoning skate phenomenon in 1975 after becoming instantly captivated through a chance encounter with a group of skateboarding kids whilst driving up Laurel Canyon Boulevard.

To see the full exhibiton, and for sizes and prices, go to the Online Exhibitons section.

Ellie Davies: Half Light


In her latest series of work Half Light (2016), Davies adds a new element – water – a dark, still river, bordered by colourful, textured riverbanks rich with vegetation. The murky water dissects each image creating a false horizon, separating the viewer from the twilight forest beyond and allowing the land to be considered from a distance.

‘Growing up in the New Forest in the south of England, I spent my childhood exploring and playing in the woods with my twin sister. In Half Light, I consider my relationship with these places, my ongoing attempt to reconnect with the wilder landscapes of my youth and to discover if those remembered and imagined places can be found and captured again.’- Ellie Davies, 2016

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Tortora + Travezan

In the second of our new on-going programme of online exhibitions, we present a selection of the work of artist-photographers David Tortora and Jaime Travezan, who have been collaborating together on a regular basis since 2009 under the working name of TORTORA + TRAVEZAN. Their work and style can be described as visually rich, highly stylized and hyper-real and relies on extensive use of digital manipulation.

To see the full exhibiton, and for sizes and prices, go to the Online Exhibitons section.

Karine Laval: Heterotopia


A native of France, Karine Laval has successfully carved out a career in the New York photography world. She produces a highly distinctive and idiosyncratic style of images both for newspaper and magazine assignments as well as for her own personal work. Her artistic practice encompasses photography, video and installation/projection. Here we present examples from her latest major body of work, Heterotopia.

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 color, as well as the introduction of chance in some instances, contribute to further question the relationship between representation and reality, with some of her recent works moving towards abstraction and the dissolution of the image.

She combines analog techniques and digital technologies to explore the transformative power of the camera and to investigate the process of image making and its relationship to surface and materiality. The resulting works – rich in texture and often oscillating between representation and abstraction, blur the boundaries between disciplines and engage a dialog with other mediums such as painting, sculpture and performance.

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Bill Bernstein: Disco

In the first of a new programme of online exhibitions, we present a taster selection here of the recently released collection – Disco by Bill Bernstein. This series of amazing photographs takes the viewer on an access-all-areas tour of late-70s New York nightlife. Bernstein witnessed first-hand the last days of the disco scene in New York, he photographed the regulars at Studio 54, Paradise Garage, Mudd Club, Hurrah and GG’s Barnum Room.

To see the full exhibiton, and for sizes and prices, go to the Online Exhibitons section.

Cream 15: A Showcase of Graduate Photography Talent 2015

Following on from the success of previous showcases, Crane Kalman Brighton returns with Cream 2015, an exhibition featuring a new selection of the most interesting and diverse photographic work to emerge from BA photography graduates in 2015. The exhibition includes graduates from the most prestigious universities and colleges the length and breadth of the country from Brighton to Glasgow; London to Newport.

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