Satellite Group Updates

Central London Group July Meeting

Our July meeting had as its theme music or rhythm, which could be interpreted in any way people liked, from strictly literal to metaphorical. Angelika showed a very dreamy sequence of monochrome photographs of huge soapbells being blown outside Tate Modern: this had great rhythm. Simon had a minimalist chamber piece: “Ode to a Kitchen Table”, a poetic interpretation of daylight falling on a plain table and chairs in his kitchen. Geoff showed a short video on a loop of trembling cherry blossom: both beautiful and unsettling. The others had been inspired by how photogenic music making often is: and it was fascinating to watch in how many different ways this can be approached. In some photographs the focus was on the musicians and their facial expressions or gestures, in others the instruments themselves became characters that we could almost hear. The lightings conditions were often quite a challenge. Danilo showed very dynamic images of the dress rehearsal of a dance group.

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Edith Templeton

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Jim Paterson

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Kate Greaves

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Jan Cylwik

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Chris Burrows

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Angelika Berndt

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Simon Butcher

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Geoff Titley

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Danilo Leonardi

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Sue Czapska

Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 10th August 2016 at 18.45 at the usual venue – The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT.
The theme will be Current Projects/Books (anything you are currently working on or planning or any books you find particularly inspiring)
Please bring along any work you wish to share on a memory stick or in print form.
Advance notice for September: Storytelling

2016 Meeting Dates for your Diary

Wednesday 14th September
Wednesday 19th October
Wednesday 16th November
Wednesday 14th December

Putney Group July Update

I hope you have been making the most of the great weather to be out using your cameras, I know I have.

Started proceedings we discussed holding an exhibition in October and got an unanimous result in favour, so we are talking to The Exchange in Putney about securing some space. This exhibition will not have a set theme.

We then moved onto our theme of the month – ‘stones’ – which allowed members to cover a wide breadth of ideas, from the White Cliffs of Dover to watering troughs (well done Katie, plus thanks for the theme idea). My personal favourite this month is Juliette’s, a truly memorable image.

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Juliette Wiles

Matthew Taylor
Matthew Taylor

John Kelly
John Kelly

Alan Fraser
Alan Fraser

Andrew Wilson
Andrew Wilson

Bill Christie
Bill Christie

Carolyn Hytner
Carolyn Hytner

James Kirkland
James Kirkland

Julian Newton
Julian Newton

Katie Sneary
Katie Sneary

Leonard Caudrey
Leonard Caudrey

We finished the meeting with John showing us ten images he put forward for CPAGB merit distinction – a fantastic collection.

Please remember there is no meeting next month, so our next meeting will be on Tuesday 20th September at 7pm. The theme we have chosen for that meeting is ‘glass’ so please do have some fun with that. Enjoy what’s left of the summer, AW

LIP Central Group June Meeting

Our meeting theme last month The Bigger Picture gave plenty of scope for interpretation. Working on a larger scale and manipulating digital composites are just two of the ways in which the bigger picture can be achieved. Photography is also often associated with moving in close with the camera so it was interesting to see the results of stepping back to include more in the picture. Amongst the work on show was a selection of panoramas of wide open spaces ranging from the sublime to the everyday, a mesmerising and mysterious image taken on a large format camera with polaroid film, a larger than life portrait dwarfing its life-size subject, and a heart-rending composite of images of war-torn Syria giving a bigger picture than any single image could do.

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Rashida Mangera

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Edith Templeton

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Ray Rapkerg

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Bombed Building by Jan Cylwik

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Jim Paterson

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Danilo Leonardi

Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 13th July 2016 at 18.45 at the usual venue – The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT.
The theme will be Music/Rhythm (interpret as you wish – either literally or metaphorically eg. a series of photographs which demonstrate a certain rhythm).
Please bring along any work you wish to share on a memory stick or in print form.
Advance notice for August: Current Projects/Books

Putney Group June Update

Our theme this month was the use of filters on smart phones (or for those without such devices, filters in Photoshop). We were treated to a look at what everyone brought and there was an excellent range on show. Oohs and aahs were kept for John (so consistently good) and Matthew for his standout picture of the night, taken from a rooftop pool and using Snapseed – truly fabulous.

Matthew Taylor
Matthew Taylor

John Kelly
John Kelly

Andrew Wilson
Andrew Wilson

Bill Christie
Bill Christie

Carolyn Hytner
Carolyn Hytner

James Kirkland
James Kirkland

Leonard Caudrey
Leonard Caudrey

Mira Joshi
Mira Joshi

Sara Rackow
Sara Rackow

The theme for next month’s meeting is ‘Stones’ and I hope to find a speaker for us (preferably not stoned). I will let you know how I get on. Our meeting will be on Tuesday 21st July at the usual time of 7. – all the best, AW

Barnes Satellite Group June Update

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LIP’s newest satellite group, based in Barnes, convened on Tuesday 28th June to share photos on the theme of ‘People’. We found that photography can be a process of making new discoveries and our favourite photo of the evening, taken by Andrew Rapley and titled ‘Reincarnation’, reflects this. This photo depicts a young Buddhist man in Bhutan, who is believed to be a reincarnation of a holy prince and has, as a result, been taken away from his family by religious authorities. The evening was a splendid success and the group is convening again on Tuesday 26th July for a technical session. If you are interested in joining, please contact Darius Nikbin on dnikbin@yahoo.co.uk