A story of commitment …
…a journey of creative ambition.
I graduated from University of Westminster with an Upper Second Degree in Photography in 2006 and have ever since strengthened my skill set to offer a rounded service in the creative industry.
Based in London for over 20 years – only in the last 5 years it became clear that the filmmaker world could utilise my broad skill set and passions and I am following this calling with full focus. The last 7 years (with 3 years studio practice) have reinforced my identity as visual artist- and my commitments to the visual arts.
My practice in the medium of (studio) photography for 10 years, has informed my way of seeing and a sense of creating images, always with a hint of my passion for Paintings ; communicating a story and content a little beyond the surface of the image itself.
PHOTOGRAPHY WEBSITE : https://www.danielafleckenstein.co.uk/
With my track record in painting and a list of exhibitions showing my Art in London and abroad (see below), the creative industry and in particular filmmakers; hold my full attention and focus.
I had also the pleasure of being on big budget productions for TV & Film, as Supporting Artist spanning jobs at Warner brother, Elstree studio, Three mills…, in precarious location in and outside London- in regular intervals spanning the last 10 years. Absorbing the world in and around filmmaking, observing and developing an appetite to learn more.
This has now climaxed in my involvement and journey into the Art Department. This is where I truly belong.: Working intensely on my portfolio (completing 5 shortfilms in the last 3 years), abilities and taking various steps to progress:
I have undertaken training at FDI, Pinewood Studio to graduated in Art Direction in 2021. And am currently working as general crew, stage hand, set builder, dresser, scenic artist keeping myself nimble and on my toes.
In my training, I worked alongside Terry Ackland-Snow at Pinewood studio, who is sure to hon in on my skill set and abilities: to visualise and do the draughting for TV and Film, adequately. Realising a story world …
Sure to keep my passion for the industry alight; reaching for new horizons in the art department: I have passed my certification to draft for TV & Film in March 2020 and joined the BFDG , as affiliated member in December 2020 .
TIMELINE – EXHIBITIONS:
2014 – NOW – Freelancer in the creative Industry
2019 APRIL one month exhibition at the Paxton Centre , Crystal Palace
2018 JULY Exhibition with Bromley Art Society in the Glades, Bromley
2018 JUNE Flower themed Exhibition at Beckenham Place Park Mansion with the Bromley Arts Society
2017 DEC Artist (in Residence) Collective Exhibition at Beckenham Place Park Mansion
2016 OCT Artist Collective Exhibition in Conjunction with ‘Uthink Charity” in Holborn London
SUMMER 2013 ‘VEIL’ Photoexhibition Core Gallery
2011 SEP-DEC MAN AND LAND solo exhibition in Gallery ‘Elixier’,Queen Elisabeth Hospital, Verve Arts; Travel photography with therapeutic quality,
2011 JUN – JUL ‘MAN AND LAND’ solo exhibition, photography and painting,’Brick Box’, Brixton Village Market
2011 JUN Geoff’s ‘Art exhibition’, ‘Chinese people’ painting and photography
2011 APR-JUN ‘BLOOM’, Paintings at Blue mountain Cafe, East Dulwich
2011 16th – 31st May ‘ART PSYCHE’ Belleberry Deli,Beckenham , photographic works
2011 APR – MAY ‘CULTURAL SNAPSHOTS’ Travelphotography, chinese series , Belleberry Deli Beckenham
2010 OCT-DEC ‘FEMINITY’, Solo photographic exhibition at Jewellery shop and Gallery ‘Silberstein’ in Berlin,
SEP 2010 – JAN 2011 ‘Friends & Founders ‘ Paintings : Urban landscapes, BiggerPicture Gallery,Crystal Palace
2010 OCT Photography Exhibition, BiggerPicture gallery, China series, travel photography,
2010 JUN/AUG ‘Green Chain Capture’,nature photography at Gallery ‘Elixier’ at Queen Elisabeth’s hospital, London
2009 FEB/NOV Exhibition of a series of Urban Landscape Paintings in Bar/Gallery Space ‘New Cross Inn’, New Cross, SE LONDON
2007 AUG PLAY-IN-A-FRAME Event and Exhibition (Photography) Greenwich Village Market with Sanctuary Arts as part of the exhibition I conducted a short version of my workshop that I drew up at Uni.
2006 NOV Photographic Exhibition of P.I.A.F. images Launch of Sanctuary Arts a branch of Sanctuary records, W London became member but SA was bought up and closed end 2007 by Universal Picture
2006 OCT PLAY-IN-A FRAME Event in South London Gallery Collaboration with Camberwell Trust. It was the aim of this one day event to involve homeless people and to engage them in their immediate environment.
2006 June Graduation Show (Photography) Exhibition in Atlantis Gallery Brick Lane, London
NOV 2004/DEC 2004 Photographic Exhibition FIRST OUT Café, Gallery, Shaftesbury Ave WC LONDON,
JUN 2004 Photographic Exhibition, in Hanbury Gallery, Brick Lane E1 London. End of College year, FDA professional Photography
JAN 2004 -(1st) Photographic Exhibition Bar Gallery FREVD, Shaftesbury Ave, WC London