About

CJ Crosland is a self-taught artist and photographer who uses whatever experiences life brings, and seeks to capture the essence of their individual experience and the powerful emotions which are central to it. 
Their work has been described as exploratory, introspective, poetic and powerful.

CJ Crosland has shown work in the following exhibitions:
- Surrey Open Art (2012)
- Surrey Open Photography Exhibition (2014 & 2017)
- London Independent Photography Annual Exhibitions (2012 & 2014)
- We Are LGBT (London, 2015)
- When Death Comes (Bristol, 2015)
- Loudest Whispers (London, 2016 & 2017)
- Hit The Road by The Photocopy Club (Poland, 2016)
- The Impossible Image by The Photocopy Club (Belgium, 2016)

CJ has had work published in several editions of London Independent Photography’s “fLIP” magazine.

Most images are available as prints - see the Sales page for further details.

Books:
"Mind Games" - available from Blurb: http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/4166908-mind-games
"Playing With Perception" - New 2017 edition now available. For more details, send me a message via the Contact page or email to photos@cjcrosland.com

You Tube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz6Gi1QAHjjI0v_Zbpl3QaA

Bio

 
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CJ Crosland is a self-taught artist and photographer based near London, England. Originally a Modern History & Political Science graduate and musician working as a software tester, CJ became hooked on Street Photography in 2010 and is in it for the long haul.

Working mainly with photography but also digital collage and video, CJ is inspired by whatever experiences life brings, whether joy and beauty, or vulnerability, pain, loss and the struggle to survive. They seek to capture the intensity and complexity of their individual experience, and the powerful emotions which are central to it. This takes the form of several concurrent streams of work, which exist alongside their street photography. Much of the work explores the contrasting and reconciling of opposites: looking inward versus looking outward, distance and dissociation versus closeness and connection, colour versus black and white.

CJ’s work has been described as exploratory, introspective, poetic and powerful.

 


Preparations are currently underway for a joint exhibition with painter Katya Kvasova in Ripley, Surrey, opening 27th April 2018 at Pinnocks Coffee House.


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Group exhibitions

  • London Independent Photography Annual Exhibition (London, UK 2012, 2014, 2016 & 2017)
  • Loudest Whispers (London, UK 2016, 2017 & 2018)
  • Surrey Open Art Exhibition (The Woking Lightbox, UK 2012)
  • Surrey Open Photography Exhibition (The Woking Lightbox, UK 2014 & 2017)
  • We Are LGBT (Mary Ward Centre, London, UK 2015)
  • When Death Comes exhibition (Bristol, UK 2015)
  • Down by The River at Observations Festival (Letmathe, Germany, 2017)
  • On The Road by The Photocopy Club (Lodz, Poland, 2016)
  • The Impossible Image by The Photocopy Club (Liege, Belgium, 2016)
  • London Calling by The Photocopy Club (V3 Gallery, London, UK 2018)

Images from Fishing With Dynamite will be showing in Loudest Whispers 2018 from 02/02/2018 - 17/04/2018.


All images & text © CJ Crosland 2018.

Most images are available as prints. If you are interested purchasing a print or a zine or wish to use any of my images, please contact me.