Private View 

Friday 9th September 2016

6.00 - 8.30 PM


Sponsored by

London Fields Brewery

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Lucy Johns, Teacher of Darkroom Photography and Fine Art Photographer.

My photographs are recordings of the everyday. They are of strangers, still lives, subjects within the landscape, objects and people that have made a genuine mark on my existence. 

I graduated at the Bournemouth Arts University in 2011 with a BA degree in Photography. My practice was centered around the appropriation and ownership of antique 'found' photographs and the exploration of their surface histories. Graduating, I was only just then beginning to warm up to darkroom photography, having spent hours with very patient friends who were more experienced in the medium than I at the time.

I was offered the job as Teacher of Photography at Rickmansworth School via a telephone call, the very day after graduating from university and have been teaching in the Darkroom ever since. 

Exhibitions :

'To have the heart to notice' as part of the 'PARADALIA' show for AUCB Photography Graduates at the Truman Gallery, Brick Lane, London, 2011.

'Noeme' at Charring Cross underground station, London, 2012.

'Wonder. Wander. Ponder ; 10 Years of Play' at But First Coffee, Harringay, London, September 5th - 30th 2016.

The Photographs in Wonder Wander Ponder embrace feelings and experiences that we have in youth. The photographs are taken in both Great Britain and throughout Europe (including Italy, Greece, France). These images evoke feelings of wanderlust and escape, exploring visual metaphors for relationships, sensitivity, longing and joy.

Showing this exhibition in London 2016 - of work taken throughout Europe - proves to be an important, poignant and appropriate time. Images are universally understood and this exhibition hopes to bring forward a united sense to support the overwhelming majority of Londoners that had voted to remain in the EU election.


I like darkroom photography, corners and objects. Arranging,observing and contemplating things both inside and outside of the frame. I collect paper mâché trinket boxes, which have a scatter of small items in (mostly unimportant!) but still aesthetic enough to keep hold of.


For more information on Lucy's work, to get in touch regarding a commission or price lists, click the link to get in touch or visit the 'contact' page on this website.

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