JAMES SPARSHATT & RACHAEL DALZELL
James Sparshatt is a British photographic artist. He was a winner of the 2008 International Exhibition at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Colorado, USA, was shortlisted for the 2009 Sony World Photographic Awards and was a finalist in the World Photography Gala awards in 2010. His print “Soweto Strings” was auctioned at Sotheby’s in New York in November 2011.
His work dramatically captures the vibrancy and emotional intensity of life. His images of the music and dance from the Latin world; the flamen-co of Spain, tango from Argentina, salsa from the streets of Havana, are full of movement and emotion.
He has been exhibited in New York, Texas, London, Spain, Cuba and across the UK. His 2006 exhibition at the Royal National Theatre was described in the Sunday Telegraph as “a dazzling collection of black and white images...”.
A selection of images are produced as palladium platinum prints by specialist platinum printers Paul and Max Caffell of 31 Studio. 31 Studio also work with David Bailey, the estate of Henri Lartigue and Sebastião Salgado amongst many other photographic luminaries.
Rachael Dalzell’s work is held in the Agnes Gund Collection in New York, as well as many other private collections across the globe. Her larger pieces are currently hanging in Jesmond Dene House in New-castle, The US Embassy in Dublin, at the headquarters of the Cleri-cal Medical corporation, in the foyer of the Medical Council of Ireland, Alder Hey Children’s hospital in Liverpool and the East Anglian Chil-dren’s Hospice ‘The Nook’.
Rachael studied Fine Art painting and drawing at the Wimbledon School of Art after a foundation course at The Wirral Metropolitan College in Birkenhead. She continued to develop her drawing technique at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid as part of the European Erasmus programme. She has been nominated for the Boundary Figurative Art Prize. Rachael paints and teaches life drawing classes in Norfolk.
Rachael Dalzell’s work has featured in Who’s Who in Art (36th edition) and periodicals such as Vogue, House Beautiful Magazine, Period Ideas, Achica Living Design and Lifestyle, EDP Magazine and News-paper, Timeout (Melbourne) as well as many online blogs.