Medusa Shoot, Holland
Watch a video of the Medusa and Metamorphosis shoot in Holland on March 12,2013. The model Valeria from Puglia in Italy works in a restaurant in Amsterdam. More about these pictures on the blog.
Art and Run in Kew, London
On 21 February 2013 Patrick Nicholas was invited to talk at the Richmond and Twickenham Photographic Society in Kew, London. About 70 people turned out on a very cold evening. The event consisted of two sessions of 45 mins each with a 20min coffee break in the middle and 10mins of questions at the end.The occasion is best summed up by the comments on the club’s forum.
‘Patrick Nicholas, proved once and for all that Photography can be considered an art, or some of it can be, and his certainly his pictures were brilliant and the chat that accompanied it made for me a very pleasurable evening.Then to hear Patrick state his opinion, an opinion which I share, regarding the works of Ansel Adams, was the icing on the cake. This subject came up in conversation at the start of the evening with other members who considered my thoughts on the subject, those of a philistine. The smugness on my face must have been apparent when Patrick let it be known his thought’s on A.Adams . As for the pictures the Weeping Willow at the lake side blew me away GREAT EVENING and Thanks ‘.
‘Fantastic night! So pleased there were prospective members present
on what I think was one of the best since I have been a member
I should have left at coffee break for another engagement but couldn’t drag myself away.
This was a man that did have interesting ‘asides’ worth listening to. Hadn’t heard the one about Mr Adams!
Loved his nudes in landscape and cant wait to see how he poses Peter and Deborah! And thanks very much Peter for organising such a terrific night’
‘A most entertaining evening both of artistic photographs and associated stories delivered by an urbane and engaging creator and raconteur. One of the best sessions I’ve attended; thanks to Peter’.
‘A fantastic evening and as already has been said, one of the best. That and the previous week with Margaret Salisbury makes our format of visiting speakers on Thursday nights so worthwhile even if it does mean that we have to suffer the occasional dull evening’.
‘Thanks Peter for arranging one of the best evenings I have attended at RTPS’
‘Patrick’s creativity combined with his appreciation of art and mythology would be enough but delivered with such style, charm and humour made for a sensational evening. When can he come back?!
Art and Run event in Bologna
Patrick Nicholas has recently held events called ‘Art and Run’ in Bologna in Jan. 2013 and London Feb 21st; part of a series of hit and run events to show off his Belle, that he holds in spas, photography clubs, cafés, wellness centres etc. Not exhibitions in the traditional sense in that nothing is hung on the wall just placed on an easel. The show lasts about an hour and a half with a break in the middle.
Here are some comments from the club’s forum following the event.
‘A most entertaining evening both of artistic photographs and associated stories delivered by an urbane and engaging creator and raconteur. One of the best sessions I’ve attended’
Here Daphne is being prepared prior to the opening on 4th April 2012 at the avant garde Vandenikenglas factory in the Netherlands for the world renowned Floriade Fair held every ten years this time at Venlo, near Eindhoven.
Floriade is in effect the Gardening World’s Fair. It also boasts an exciting programme packed full of music, dance, theatre and graphic art. It lasts till 7 October.
Daphne’s eco-sustainable garden was designed by the world renowned garden architect Nico Wissing world champion in garden design, Nagasaki 2011
Technology moves on and the Metamorphoses are now printed by Vandijkenglas on glass to become a new form of garden architecture. The brainchild of garden architect Lars Verziljlenberg. Patrick steps out into this new field with Daphne; Ovid would surely approve.
The three 2 metre tall glass prints are beautifully set off by bare coffee tree branches. A Dutch water garden is the perfect setting for the nymph Daphne.