About Viveca Koh Photography

  

 

Viveca Koh FRPS

I am a self-taught Fine Art photographer, with a special fascination for small details, for lost, abandoned, poignant and generally broken objects, and also for darkness contrasting with light, both in a physical and emotional sense.

Many of my illustrative images simply evolve as I am working on them - I start off with a quite straightforward idea of what I want to achieve but am always willing to venture wherever the photograph wants me to go, as I overlay multiple images together or add textures, scanned documents as new layers, and subtle shading. Two photographs may blend together in a way that I could not have previously imagined, and this is one of the things that I find so exciting and all-consuming when I work, to produce a final image that perhaps a little bit different, that invokes emotion in the viewer and makes them question their sense of the world as they know it.

In June 2014 I was awarded a Fellowship Distinction by the Royal Photographic Society, following on from an Associateship Distinction in June 2011 and a Licentiateship Distinction in 2010.

 

 

 

Membership

The Royal Photographic Society
The Visual Art Group of The Royal Photographic Society
The Digital Imaging Group of The Royal Photographic Society
The World Photography Organisation
University of the Arts London Alumni Association
Friend of the London Salon of Photography


Voluntary Positions Held
Honorary Secretary of Visual Art Group Committee of The Royal Photographic Society



Honours & Awards

Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society - June 2014
'Shop Window' Commended at RPS VA Group Exhibition 2013
Associate of the Royal Photographic Society - June 2011
Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society - April 2010

 

Equipment

Nikon D810
AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f2.8
AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8
AF Nikkor Fisheye 16mm f2.8
iPhone 6
Nikon SB 900 Speedlight
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
Manfrotto 190X PROB tripod
Manfrotto 804RC2 head

 

Lectures

'Urban Exploration to Fine Art: A Photographic Journey'
'From iPhoneography to Photo Illustrations: My Continuing Journey'
'A Photographer's Perspective: My Life Through a Lens'

Presentations for photographic societies and camera clubs, booking now for 2016-2017 and beyond.  
A fully illustrated PDF of information on all lectures is available on request.


Testimonials

Testimonial letter from Kingston Camera Club.
Testimonial letter from Potters Bar Photographic Society
Testimonials on my work and lectures.


Workshop

Using Layers and Textures in Photoshop: A One Day Workshop with Viveca Koh FRPS

A tutorial workshop covering the specific techniques that I use to create my images in Photoshop

 

Events

1st - 4th November 2017 - RPS Northern Region Tour - more info to follow
21st May 2016 - Rollright Visual Art Group Spring Event
25th October 2015 - A Day Wth Viveca Koh FRPS - RPS South West Region
30th March 2014 - A day at the RPS Digital Imaging Group Eastern Centre, during which I presented both my talks detailed above and discuss my post-processing techniques.


Exhibitions

The London Salon of Photography 103rd Exhibition 2014
25th May - 5th June 2014: Fairfield Hall, Park Lane, Croydon, CR9 1DG

 

The Royal Photographic Society Visual Art Group Members Exhibition 2014
7th - 26th January 2014: Fairfield Halls, Croydon
9th - 21st April 2014: Richmond & Twickenham Photographic Society, Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington
24th October 2014 - 15th January 2015: The Royal United Hospital, Bath


12th June - 3rd July 2013: Maestro Arts Milliners House, Riverside Quarter, Eastfields Avenue, London.

The Royal Photographic Society Visual Art Group Members Exhibition 2013
12th - 27th January 2013: Fairfield Halls, Croydon
20th March - 1st April 2013Richmond & Twickenham Photographic Society, Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington
1st - 16th May 2013Smethwick Photographic Society, West Midlands.

6th December 2012 - 18th January 2013: AMPS: Photofusion Salon, Photofusion,17a Electric Lane, Brixton.

October 2012: The Royal Photographic Society Digital Imaging Group Projected Image Exhibition 2012.

12th - 16th October 2012: Subject Matter: Five Artists, Five Days, Promo-Arte Gallery, Galeria 2F, 5-51-3 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan.

19th - 23rd September 2012: 'Travels Through the Spectrum' with Esta Koh Des. RCA and Elaine Coles at Riverhouse Arts Centre, The Robert Phillips Gallery, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey. See also Mark Blundell Photography for 360 panoramas of the gallery and exhibition.

30th June - 31st July 2012: The London Salon of Photography 101st Exhibition 2012, London Film Museum, Covent Garden, London.

January 2012: The Royal Photographic Society Visual Art Group Members Exhibition 2012, Fairfield Hall, Croydon. See blog for more.

October 2011: The Royal Photographic Society Digital Imaging Group Projected Image Exhibition 2011. See blog for more.

October 2011: The Royal Photographic Society International Projected Image Exhibition 2011, touring the UK. See blog for more.

January 2011: The Royal Photographic Society Visual Art Group Members Exhibition  2011Fairfield Hall, Croydon. See blog for more.


October 2010 - May 2011: The Royal Photographic Society International Projected Image Exhibition 2010. See blog for more.
 

October 2010: Pedder Photography Exhibition, The Bigger Picture Gallery, Crystal Palace, London.

October 2010: "Send Me A Postcard, Darling", The Red Gate Gallery, Brixton, London.


September 2010: "So Show Me", theprintspace, London Shoreditch.

 


Publications & Tearsheets

The Journal Vol. 156 - September 2016


The Journal Vol. 156 - August 2016

The Journal Vol. 155 No.3 - March 2015


DIGIT Issue 62 - 2014


The Journal Vol. 154 - August 2014


The Journal Vol. 154 - June 2014


DIGIT Issue 57 -
Autumn 2013

The Transmitter - March 2013 


f11 Magazine
 - March 2013

The Surrey Herald (Chertsey, Addlestone & Byfleet edition) - 27th September 2012

Practical Photoshop Issue 11 - April 2012


UE Magazine Issue 1 2012
- March 2012


Digital Photographer Issue 119
- March 2012
 

Visual Art Issue 141 (The Royal Photographic Society Visual Art Group magazine) - Autumn 2011


DIGIT Issue 50
(The Royal Photographic Society Digital Imaging Group magazine) - Summer 2011


The Transmitter
 - February 2011




Collaborations

Harriet Parry Flowers - Photography of faux flower headdress and shoulder-piece created by Harriet Parry

 

Online Mentions

Interviewed by Chelin Miller LRPS for The Royal Photographic Society Blog


Visual Art Weekend Review
on RPS Blog


FRPS Distinction Successes on RPS Website


The Royal Photographic Society website, example of successful ARPS panel

Featured on front page of Royal Photographic Society website - September 2011


Perpetual Radio Networks, Full Frame #39 "Different Strokes"
 - April 2011


Londonist - March 2011


The Printspace Blog
 - March 2011


Photoshelter Featured Photographer for Special Effects - 2010


Photoshelter Friday Shout-Outs - 2010