"I believe in the idea that you should adopt your local patch, explore it and become intimate with it." Joe Cornish HonFRPS

Welcome to Glasshouse19: a community arts project and on-line photographic gallery. The Glasshouse19 website presents contemporary images of Crystal Palace and London, plus links to other photographers and their work. The images reflect the photogenic nature of SE19: the park, the views over London, traces of the past and a potentially exciting future unfolding. Many of these photographs were exhibited at Upper Norwood Library, and featured in Living South magazine.

Crystal Palace is a unique area of London, known for its elevated views, open spaces, diversity and long history going back to the Great Exhibition. The Glasshouse19 project originated from photographs shot ( on infrared film) for a college landscape portfolio. I like the idea of photographing and understanding your local environment, and was inspired by a photography show I saw in Queens Park (West London), in which all the exhibited images were taken within a one mile radius of the gallery. The birth of my son, and spending a lot of time with him in the park and surrounding areas was also important. As was supporting the local community (especially the library) and finally, I guess, to leave some trace of my own on SE19.


Sean's photographs of Crystal Palace have been exhibited at Upper Norwood Library and in a group exhibition at the Bigger Picture Gallery (SE19). Other work has been exhibited at Galerie Huit's Open Salon in Arles (France), at college photography shows and group exhibitions. His images have featured in the British Journal of Photography and the journal of the Royal Photographic Society.

Sean learnt the art of photography from assisting professional photographers, and studying at South Thames College and Kensington & Chelsea College. All these vocational photographic courses were passed with distinction, including a landscape portfolio based on Crystal Palace Park.

Sean is a licensed member of the Royal Photographic Society.

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