Frui's 10th birthday party gallery exhibition, October 2018

The photography travel company Frui, who I went to Myanmar with a couple of years ago, celebrated their 10th birthday last night. As a former guest I was encouraged to take part in their gallery exhibition with a picture taking on their trip. 
It was a great night down memory lane, and my lovely friend Theresa came along too. 
On the last picture it looks like I'm stealing my own framed print, BUT I was allowed to take it with me at this point ;-)

#exhibitionist #exhibition #birthdaycelebration #friends #picture#myanmar #catchingthesun #smiles #laughter #enjoylife#enjoythemoment #enjoythejourney #enjoythelittlethings #enjoyment#artistsoninstagram #appriciationpost #gallerywall #galleryart#galleryopening 

Poppies at The Imperial War Museum, London, October 2018

Wave and Weeping Window are from the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red – poppies and original concept by artist Paul Cummins and installation designed by Tom Piper – by Paul Cummins Ceramics Limited in conjunction with Historic Royal Palaces.

The installation was originally at Tower of London from August to November 2014 where 888,246 poppies were displayed, one for every British or Colonial life lost at the Front during the First World War. Together, the sculptures Wave and Weeping Window are made of over 11,000 poppies. 

Framed photography for sale

I've now created four framed photographs, which I'm selling. These are part of my core travel collection. 

The photographs are printed on Bamboo paper, particularly suitable for warm-toned colour and monochrome prints. 
Hahnemühle Bamboo is made from 90% Bamboo fibres and 10% cotton combining photography with environmental friendliness. 

If interested please let me know

#framedphotography #forsale #bamboopaper #environmentalfriendly#travelphotography #travelcollection #warm-toned #photography

LAUDERDALE HOUSE EXHIBITION, AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2018

It was the opening night of the Lauderdale House exhibition yesterday. Always such a lovely evening - and it was so well attended. I sold one of my two displayed images, which made me very happy. Red sticker = SOLD 🤗. The standard of the photography is extremely high this year, so I would certainly recommend visiting the exhibition in North London, which is on until 3rd September 2018.  #lauderdalehouse #exhibition 

Greeting cards for sale

I have now created four different greeting cards;
They are each made with my own photography and measure 6 x 6 inches / 15 x 15 cm. 
All the designs are printed on premium paper and include matching white envelopes.
At the back of each card the following wording is printed: "Picture by Moments by Inga. www.momentsbyinga.com "
The cards will be suitable for any celebration and occasion such as weddings, birthdays, get well soon, summer parties, Valentine's Day and Mother's Day.
They also look great in a frame, which I've illustrated here.

Link to my Etsy shop, where I sell the greeting cards from: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MomentsbyInga/items.

Click through on the pictures below to see them all. 

Mayfield Lavender Farm, July 2018

On a hot Summers day a friend of mine and I decided to travel down the most Instagrammed lavender farm in this country. I can see why: It really is lovely - but slightly overcrowded by the time we passed midday.

#lavender #lavenderfields #lavenderflowers#lavenderlover #lavenderfarm #reflection#reflected #reflectedlight   #creativephotography  #natureatitsfinest  #sunshine #daylight  #travelphotography #travel #inspiration#inspire #enjoylife  #enjoythenature #rows #uk  #colourinspiration #sunshine #summer #londonist #timeoutlondon

INSTAGRAM

Please feel free to visit my Instagram site: https://www.instagram.com/momentsbyinga/ 

I will update this on a regular basis with everyday photography - what I see in and around London and on my trips abroad. Please feel free to connect through there 

The Serpentine Pavillion and a Giant Floating Pyramid , June 2018

Each year a new Serpentine Pavilion is creating by an architect, who has never exhibited in the UK before. This year it's , designed by Mexican Frida Escobedo: Her Pavilion takes the form of an enclosed courtyard, comprised of two rectangular volumes positioned at an angle. While the outer walls are aligned with the Serpentine Gallery’s eastern façade, the axis of the internal courtyard aligns directly to the north. 

A few minutes walk from the pavilion you'll find a giant floating pyramid on the Serpentine. A few facts:
* 20 metres high and made up of over 7,500 barrels
* Created by the artist duo famed for creating massive artworks — Christo and Jeanne-Claude.
* The floating creation is called the Mastaba

Both well worth a visit

LONDON PHOTO FESTIVAL, MAY 2018

Tonight was the Opening Night at the London Photo Festival.

This year's theme is Street Photography and I have entered one of my pictures from Burma. I'm fully aware I need to work on the titles of my pictures ;-) - and my lovely colleague, who joined me, had a much better suggestion for it: "JOYOUS BUDDHA". So please ignore my title and instead call it this. 
One of my many photography teachers over the years Filski Gierlinski was the judge and it was nice to see him again. 
The festival is on until Saturday - free of charge. Please feel free to come along

#londonphotofestival #streetphotography #london  #festival #londonphoto  #exhibition #exhibitionist #proudmoment #momentsbyinga

Cheery blossom in Greenwich Park, London, May 2018

 

I managed to catch the last of the cheery blossom in Greenwich Park during the early May Bank holiday weekend. Seems like every man and his dog had the same idea, so it was hard to photograph without too many people in the picture :-) Might just have to go earlier next year.

London Marathon, April 2018

I have for a number of years supported the excellent charity Shelter. Over 200 Shelter runners conquered the streets of London to raise over £400,000 for their valuable work - this year was the hottest marathon day on record, but the #teamshelter runners were full of smiles for us in the cheering team. As always a brilliant day out - and I even got to see the one and only Mo Farah, who came third overall and smashed the British record. #teamshelter #charity #londonmarathon #streetphotography #marathonday #londonmarathon2018 #spiritoflondon #fans #cheering 

Wanderlust Exhibition, March 2018

On 8th March 2018 - The International Women's Day -  the Wanderlust Exhibition opening night took place at the Candid Art Trust, Angel, London.

Two of my photographs from my trips to India and Australia were showcased. I had a couple of female friends coming along to support me - and I felt very positive celebrating the achievement on this great night. It was lovely to share it with these very special ladies. 

I was so lucky that the art trust had decided to use one of my pictures on their invite - so pleased. 

The exhibition is on until 25th March, everyone is welcome.  

#exhibition #wanderlust #adventuretravel  #candidarttrust 

New Business Cards

I’m getting ready for another exhibition with new business cards.
The title of the event is Wanderlust, so it’s a sign for me to have two framed pictures part of the event 😂. 

If you would like to see them up on the wall, please come along to the opening night, which is next Thursday 8th March from 6pm. 

Everyone is welcome at Candid Arts Trust, 3 Torrens Street, London EC1V 1NQ. Nearest station Angel.

#exhibition #wanderlust #everyonewelcome #candidarts #openingnight#businesscards #photography

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Waterlow Park, North London, February 2018

I went along to a guided walk around Waterlow Park, my local fabulous park in North London, today. There is so much history, I wasn't aware of, and it was so interesting to hear: 

The park was donated to the public by Sir Sydney Waterlow, as "a garden for the gardenless" in 1889.
Sir Sydney Waterlow was a wealthy English philanthropist, who loved the area and at one point was even the Mayor of London. 
During the first and second world wars the park was used as a "sanitary" for the women, who created kitchen gardens to grow vegetables and fruit trees to feed their families
Furthermore a secret bunker was created for the safety of local residents during the bombings 

I would encourage people to go and explore their local area - there is so much history waiting to be learnt. 

Afterwards I had a wander around the park with my trusted camera, the weather is so stunning today with clear blue skies. I'm always at my happiest, when I create imagery. 
ENJOY !

#waterlowpark #northlondon #sirsydneywaterlow #lauderdalehouse #spring#clearblueskies #parklife #localhistory #vegetables #fruittrees #localarea

Lumiere Festival, London, January 2018

Urban landscapes are spectacularly transformed with installations by international artists. More than 50 artworks reimagine London’s architecture and streets, transforming the city into a dazzling nocturnal art exhibition in January 2018. It's absolutely amazing and a real celebration of London at this darker time of the year. 
 

Canary Wharf Winter Lights, January 2018

I braved the extremely cold night yesterday and was treated to the stunning creative light features around Canary Wharf.
These Winter Lights are an annual event in the middle of January, which have been done to brighten up this dark time of the year. If you have the time, please do go. It really is amazing !

Two of my images from the Canary Wharf Winter Lights have made it onto the TimeOut feature. Always so nice to see my work out in the public: 

https://www.timeout.com/london/news/in-pictures-the-winter-lights-festival-is-making-canary-wharf-sparkle-011718

#canarywharf #canarywharfwinterlights #creative #winterlights#london2018 #january2018

2017 in photography numbers

4340 pictures made 

7 pictures have been part of 4 exhibitions

One new photography website created and launched 

One Instagram page set up 

One Facebook page set up 

One Queen and Prince captured fairly close up on a HOT Summer’s day 

538 pictures now on Getty Images website (a license can be purchased through there)

Two foreign trips made: 

570 pictures created in Italy (the Amalfi coast and the island Ischia) 

609 images captured in Morocco (Marrakesh, Ouzoud Waterfalls and Essaouira) 

(and 3 trips to Denmark, where I continue to take numerous images) 

Countless moments and memories created in the process. 

A tiny little selection below that represent my photography life in 2017. 

See you in 2018, where I’ll look forward to share more Moments by Inga :-)

Christmas in London 2017

I love this time of the year; London gets transformed into a magical city full of Christmas trees, decorations and beautiful lights everywhere.

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