Satellite Group Updates

LIP Greenwich October 2019 Meeting

© Barry Cole

© Barry Cole

© Chris Burke

© Peter Luck

© Kathryn Alkins

© Norman Smith

A very varied evening. Barry Cole started the evening off with a brief sequence of people making strange shapes in their efforts to restrain or push over the tower in Pisa.
Peter Luck and Chris Burke then each showed a response to Margate. Both showed aspects of the decay of the town and a little of its beginning revival. Plenty of reason to go back.
Barry returned with a set of digital prints from b&w analogue negatives and a lot of questions, some of which we may have answered.
Kathryn Alkins then showed a new set of her intentional camera movements – rather calmer results form a slower exposure and lesser movements – but still persuasive.
Sabes Sugunasabesan showed six b&w images each composed with triple exposures, and opened a discussion of the potential for landscape imagery to reflect the photographer’s state of mind.
Lastly, Norman Smith had taken a rainy walk in Camden Town and found it rather changed.
In closing, the question was raised whether an occasional themed meeting would be possible – with the theme taken from a set proposed by one photographer for detailed discussion and others invited to add their own images/thoughts.Peter Luck

Film and Darkroom Group October 2019 meeting

London Independent Photography Film and Darkroom Group 7 October 2019

Ted began the meeting this month with a demonstration of the Dark Arts. Of spotting prints, that is.

We also welcomed new members Danilo and Zoe, whose first contact with the group was through the darkroom seminar at LIP’s annual exhibition this year, and Emma, who has recently joined LIP.

All the scheduled darkroom sessions have been filled.

Don told the group about Intrepid contemporary hand-made large format cameras, which led on to a discussion about the use of camera movements.

Ted then began a discussion on composition, using as its starting point ‘A Transatlantic Arriving 1959’ by Henri Cartier-Bresson. Following our viewing of the same photographer’s ‘Martine’s Legs 1968’, the conversation moved on to how a modern reading of such images might differ from past times, given the increased awareness of objectification.

Don generously offered up four of his prints with an invitation to discuss ‘bad’ composition. The group, however, was able to find merit in all of them.

We also talked about how street clutter can cause difficulties in composing photographs, and finally left the subject with a suggestion for a later meeting to consider how different film formats, aspect ratios and cropping can affect composition.

New member Danilo then showed us a selection of his work, using Polaroid SX70, SLR, and Diana cameras.

The next meeting is on Wednesday 6 November at 6.30pm. Anyone interested in coming along is asked to contact Ted Kinsey at Roberto Arendse

Central London Group October Meeting

The annual books session. Most of us bring books which have been some influence on us or have given interest or pleasure. Some bring their own book works. This time we had one clutch of family albums, a set of meticulously made pop-up books and a book meditating on the strangeness of a decaying house in Fitzroy Street. The influencers included a set of b&w photos by the American abstract painter Ellsworth Kelly, a book on the Japanese concept of wabi sabi – the value of imperfections, the delicate work of Claire Yaffa (‘Light and Shadow’), Laura Rosen’s ‘Manhattan Shores’ (exactly what it said), the work of Helen Cammock, a selection of Cecil Beaton’s portraits and another of Soviet bus stops, Ian Berry’s early colour supplement photos, the humanist architectural photography of John Donat, and the Weizmans’ account of the history and purposes of before-and-after photography.
Peter Luck

Peter Luck

Simon Zebu

Alec Wyllie

Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 13th November 2019 at 18.45 at the usual venue – The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT.
The theme will be Shadow. Please bring along any work you wish to share on a memory stick or in print or book form.

LIP Putney October 2019 Meeting

Nigel Attenborough

Andrew Wilson

John Kelly

Andrew Rapley

Sue White

Thank you to all for coming to our latest meeting, despite the dodgy weather and a big welcome to both new members this month.
I started the meeting with a look at a couple of picture collections that had caught my eye over the past month and then had an update on our exhibition. I have sent out a separate email regarding this.  
We moved onto our theme of the month, which was ‘quirky’ and it certainly lived up to its name, with some truly offbeat images – I particularly liked Nigel’s and John’s was extremely clever.
As for our theme for next time, Juliette kindly put forward a really inspired idea (influenced by the World Cup and the graphics that ITV have used) – ‘Ma’ is one of the symbols and she tells us that it means ‘The space between objects is as important as the objects themselves’. So for next time could members please bring along five images based upon this idea – since our meeting she has sent me this link, which gives a little more background to this.
Juliette – “Thought it might be helpful to share the short video of the Japanese sayings, so as everyone can get a sense of where the idea originated and an understanding of the concept”.
Our meeting next month will be on Tuesday 19 November. Andrew Wilson

Central London Group – September Meeting

Here are a selection of images from our last meeting. The topic was The Sensing Eye – showing how both the eye of the photographer and the eye of the camera can shape a photograph in different ways.

Simon Butcher

Frankie McAllister

Peter Luck

Chris Burrows

Robin Barr

Kathryn Alkins

Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 9th October 2019 at 18.45 at the usual venue – The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT.
The theme will be Books of Interest – a chance to share any books – photography or otherwise – which you have found to be of particular interest. This has always been a very popular topic – an opportunity to see and handle books which you might not otherwise come across and always results in some stimulating discussion. Please bring along any work you wish to share on a memory stick or in print or book form.