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London Exposed

Award winning photographer Julija Svetlova has just launched her first London  solo exhibition, and it’s right here in Kaizo! We’re delighted to welcome Julija and her fantastic body of work – London Exposed.


Photography © Ky Lewis

The East London crowds were out in force last night for the opening as we held the Private View with music, drinks and good vibes in abundance…


Photography © Ky Lewis


Photography © Ky Lewis










Photography © Ky Lewis

Photography © Ky Lewis






Working entirely in  analogue format, Julija shoots her photographs with a range of film  cameras. She works with double exposure technique which helps her  to create the dream-like photographs and shows the London’s familiar  landmarks in a new and unique way. All works on show are signed  limited editions and are printed as high quality C-Type prints on Kodak  Metallic paper mounted on aluminium.

Photography © Ky Lewis

Photography © Ky Lewis

Look out for a Q&A with Julija next week as we find out more about her work, inspirations, processes and favourite London landscape to photograph!

In the meantime get a date in the diary now to pop in and see her fantastic images on display until 10 May.

Find out more about Julija’s work here and make sure you follow her on Twitter + Instagram:  @nejafeja

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Quirky, colourful, psychedelic

These are the 3 words that our current Hair&Art artist would use to describe her work currently on display here in Kaizo. We thought there would be no better way to introduce you to Vicky Scott than through her own words. Read on to discover why an email from Paperchase was so important and where the characters in her work get their hair inspiration from!

When did you first realise you wanted to be an artist? I think I always wanted to be an artist! Probably from around the age of 5 I was going round saying that’s what I’d be when I grew up and it never really changed!

What’s been your most life-changing career experience to date? I think getting an email from Paperchase asking me to design some Christmas cards made me feel like I was being taken seriously and I was a real illustrator. It was my first commission too so gave me a big confidence boost too!

If you could be any other artist for a day who would you be? Really hard to choose I like so many artists work. I would have loved to be an artist working in the 60’s tho (so I could design record covers!) and Peter Max is one of my favourites.

What’s the best thing about displaying your work here in Kaizo? The fantastic location right in Old St and the huge glass window so that everyone who walks past can see the work.

Your characters always have amazing hair styles. Where do you get the inspiration from? A mixture of all era’s really, Marie Antoinette, photos from the 60’s and fashion illustrations from the 20’s
through rose tinted spectacles

Have you ever had any hairstyles that you regret? My hair has been virtually unchanged since I was a small child (brown bob with a fringe) so no! I regret not having any regrettable hairstyles though!

If I were a hairdresser I would… produce some very wonky haircuts! My haircutting skills are not that impressive.

There are so many great places to hang out in East London. Where’s your favourite place to eat or drink? I really like the electricity showrooms just across the road from the salon, love the eccentric décor, with old sewing machines as tables and the peacock made from lightbulbs. I like Broadway market too with all its one off shops, pubs and a London fields lido at the end of it.

Tell us something not a lot of people know about you… I am rubbish at  giving or receiving directions. I can get around by memory and landmarks but will never be able to explain where somewhere is, so have spent a lot of time lost in East London!

Vicky’s work is on display until the end of the month. Find out more about Vicky’s World.



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Hair&Art Presents…

Adam Parker, Photography Exhibition. Private View, Thursday 3 October 7.30pmWe’re delighted to announce that next month’s Hair&Art exhibition will showcase the work of Photographer Adam Parker. Adam has been based in Shoreditch for the past 12 years, so where better to see his latest work than on the walls of your favourite East London salon!

An art graduate / musician turned photographer Adam has worked for a clients in design, advertising and print all over the world. He’s had regular solo exhibitions at galleries in London and overseas including four shows at the pioneering Rivington Gallery which was until last year a stalwart on the Shoreditch art scene.

summer 13 go-sees - adam parker
This is a coming together of two very different bodies of work. ‘summer 13 go-sees’ is a collection of images taken over the summer of models on go-sees (showing their books) at his Hoxton studio. Its about how they present themselves. There’s no stylist or make-up or retouching – just natural lighting but still captivating.  ‘End of the Road’ is about the missing details of the after-show way back when..
End of the Road Adam Parker

Join us on Thursday 3 October from 7.30pm for the launch event as we welcome Adam and this inspirational display to Kaizo.
We’re always on the look out for interesting artists to exhibit at Kaizo. To find out more just send us a private message on Facebook.  Follow us on Twitter live from the event!
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