Worldwide Pinhole Day

© David Malarkey

David Malarkey reminds us that as things are being postponed all round the world and members will be unable to get together or go out and about to satisfy their photographic urges –
Worldwide Pinhole Day still seems to be active. It’s always on the last Sunday in April, so this year it’s on the 26th April 2020.
You can take a pinhole picture anywhere, even indoors and anyone can improvise a pinhole camera from simple domestic materials. It can be made on film or digitally, just as you please.
Submission is all on-line so there’s no need to break social distancing rules. It’s something we can all do.
The website is:

Mick Williamson – Honorary Life Member

The committee are delighted to announce that they have awarded Mick Williamson Honorary Life Membership of LIP.
Mick was in charge of the Photography Section, Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design, retiring to pursue his personal photographic interests in 2018. He has been a friend and supporter of LIP for very many years and has given us workshops, reviewed members’ portfolios, and selected work for LIP exhibitions. He was instrumental in establishing the joint talks programme between LIP and London Metropolitan University (Sir John Cass) and that relationship continues today in association with his successor.
Mick is friendly and approachable, a fund of much oral photographic history, and, if you are fortunate enough to have him look at your work, can be relied upon to offer insightful comments which are always supportive and delivered with a smile.

Click here to visit Mick’s website

Back a 100 limited edition book of B&W photography from New York!

Street photography is an intense, meditative, observational activity, whose text equivalent is the Japanese poetry form, Haiku. Both street photography and Haiku are a borne of immersion in the moment. A classical Haiku has two lines that note an observation, usually from nature and a third that ‘cuts’ that observation, the character of the ‘cutting’ being the essence of the art form.

My practice of street photography attempts the same, a moment, captured, but a second darker, mysterious, meaning that cuts.

New York City must be one of the most photographed places on the planet. It is part of our cultural heritage. However, it is also one one the most diverse, energetic and down-right eccentric places it is possible to see. It’s changing moods and happenings as varied as it’s weather. I have been ‘passing through’ the city from my home in London for the best part of 20 years and over the past 7 years have been aiming to capture some of the feelings that a deep observation of the New York City street affords, both in images and complementary Haikiu.
Brendan Delaney
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Annual Reports for 2020 AGM

The LIP AGM was held on Saturday 18 January at The Crypt St James’s Church 197 Piccadilly 12.30-5.00pm.
LIP members can read the annual reports from the committee by logging in and accessing the Members Area.

A new look for Events

A different appearance for the LIP Events page.
The change has been made to simplify posting of upcoming events and to easily maintain an archive of past events.
We welcome your feedback. LIP Web Editor

Photo Workshops 2020 with Paul Hill and Maria Falconer

We’ve finally got a date for our Dance Photography Workshop in Edinburgh – hurrah!
And although our 2020 workshops are filling up fast there is still time to sign up!

If you are relatively new to photography you will discover a supportive friendly environment for you to advance your skills and creativity. And if you are a more accomplished photographer you will certainly benefit from an immersive experience designed to challenge and develop your practice.
In 2020 we have a feast of photography! There is something for everyone! Do come and join us!

Full details of all the workshops can be found here:
Go on spoil yourself – You know you’ll enjoy it!
Maria & Paul