Frankie McAllister - About

 

My interests have always been in the places and landscapes I experience, whether urban or rural, the places that I escape to and which energise me. I am fascinated by how we (humans) interact with nature and geography, how we shape and are shaped by it, how our politics affect it.  In particular, I am drawn to the signs of our use and influence for good or otherwise, on that delicate ecology.  I have a meditative approach being a quiet person, and I find beauty and connection in the quiet spaces. My intention is to put my own hand on the scenes that draw my attention creating a new narrative, detaching them from their reality and  showing them in a different light.  Everything is about perspective.

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During lockdown, I was able to spend time creating different types of series, in still life (Stilled Lives) and interiors (The Passage of a Day), and a semi-street/documentary series ‘Closed for Business’ of images taken of the interiors of shops, hotels and restaurants shut down under Lockdown 3. All very different but still reflecting my personal perspective.

Publications and Online Galleries

Geographies of Print/ Territories of Practice October 2022

Shutterhub Book 'On the Road' July 2022

Interview 'Culturamas' online arts magazine April 2022

Cover Image RPS Women In Photo 'WE ARE' March 2022

fLIP Magazine  December 2021 - feature article on 'UNLOCKED' exhibition

fLIP Magazine March 2021 - Barriers (image)

Rankin's 2020 - image published

fLIP Magazine December 2020 – Solitary (Feature: Ethics in Travel Photography)

fLIP Magazine December 2020 – Solitary (cover)

fLIP Magazine, August 2020 – Abstracts/Wonder

AOP Magazine - lockdown feature

Members Feature RPS Women In Photo, March 2020

fLIP Magazine, Dec 2019 – feature "Pilgrimage as an Act of Resistance”

Vogue Italia Photographer Gallery 2020

Aesthetica Magazine Summer edition listing “Manipulated Landscapes” 2019

fLIP Magazine, Dec 2018 – feature “Lives Interrupted”

Exhibitions and Awards 

IPA Honourable Mention special category - September 2022

IPE64 Shortlist September 2022

LIP Chronicles, Online exhibition and newspaper November 2021

'Strange Familiars' Espacio Gallery - October 2021

'UNLOCKED' Public art installation Ealing Town Centre September 2021

'Respair' Waterloo Festival, St John's Church Waterloo June 2021

16th Julia Margaret Camera Awards Honourable Mention 2021

Shutterhub Postcards from Europe exhibition 2021

ND Awards 2020 – Honourable mention

Chromatic Awards 2020- Honourable mention

London Independent Photography Covid Chronicles Online exhibition Nov 2020

Aesthetica Magazine/Printswap, Exhibition Foley Gallery New York

Festival Pil'Ours, Shutterhub, St Gilles Croix de Vie

​RPS Print Exhibition, Lauderdale House, Feb 2020

Chromatic Awards – Bronze 2019

ND Awards 2019 – Honourable mention

Short listed for British Photography Awards 2020

Salon 19, Photofusion 2019

'Everyday Delight' - Free Space Project for Shutterhub, 2019

International Photography Awards, honourable mention 2019

London Independent Photography 31st Annual Show, 2019

'Home' Ealing BEAT, the Rickyard, 2019

‘Art on a Postcard’ Artists Charity auction, Spitalfields

'Home' Gallery at Home, Monmouthshire, 2019

'Time to Think, Festival Pil'ours, St Gilles croix de Vie,France 2019

'Thought Atlas, Espacio Gallery, 2019

'Street/Form' POW!WOW!, Rotterdam, 2019

'Factual Enigma', CLIP, Espacio Gallery 2019,

RPS Print Exhibition,  Lauderdale House, 2019

Shutterhub Open, 5&33 Gallery, Amsterdam, 2019