Towards the end of 2015, LCCA hosted Miscellaneum, the first ever photography exhibition to be showcased in the Gallery at the new LCCA campus.
Six of our students proudly presented the work which they had spent 11 weeks perfecting, with the collection covering a broad range of genres and photographic styles.
Here, you can find out about the photographers, their motivations and their inspirations.
Endy Engel and Elena Bote
Endy, who is currently doing the Photography: Mastered course with fashion photographer, Nick Knight, said that he has enjoyed expressing himself through drawings from a young age. As he grew older, he turned to photography to express his creativity.
“Being able to capture a moment, add a piece of imagination and transform what you originally captured is what I think fashion photography is all about,” he said.
Elena focused on the traditions of one of the Russian Orthodox churches in London, exploring religion and orthodoxy. For her, this is an important part of Russian culture, history and identity, which she didn’t get to experience growing up in the UK.
Louisa Sam and Akinda Morris
Louisa chose to document a personal tragedy - her brother being in hospital in a coma. Titled 'Journey of a Miracle', she wants to convey hope in the bleakest of times.
Akinda dedicated her project to a series of black and white portraits of the men in her immediate family.
“I have observed that my husband, sons and grandson are all very different but still have the family resemblance in common,” she said. “I wanted to capture the small and fleeting features, which unite their diverse characters through these portraits.”
'It’s All About The Boys' rekindled Akinda’s first love for photography which sparked from black and white images.
Iraide Zubillaga and Botond Bartha
Iraide’s 'The Independent Joe' explored the diversity of the independent coffee industry through environmental portraits in various cafés.
“Corporate giants exploit small coffee manufacturers due to the economy because, in these low economic countries, there’s no big money,” Iraide explained. “These franchises look to monopolise and people don’t have time to think that there are other, more beneficial alternatives from independents.”
Botond’s 'Broken Harmony' fine art photo series reflected the relationship between humans and nature. Botond’s work, which could be mistaken for paintings if not looked at carefully, stressed the importance of nurturing a harmonious relationship with the earth.
He said: “By living together with the planet rather than using it and throwing it away as we do with almost everything, we will make our lives better.”
To see images from Miscellaneum exhibition, visit the LCCA Facebook page.