Satellite Group Updates

Central London Group July Meeting

Despite the tube strike a fair number of people managed to make it to our last meeting, where the theme of play and experimentation produced a diverse selection of approaches. These ranged from using unfamiliar media in a playful way – iPhone instead of 35mm film camera, experimenting with different aspect ratios and cropping, assembling a video from a sequence of shots, moving the camera to create painterly effects, triple exposures, long exposures, manipulation with editing software and at the other end of the spectrum, combining modern digital capture with the traditional process of salt printing. A most interesting and stimulating evening which illustrated well that sometimes, it pays to think outside the box and push yourself out of your comfort zone!

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From the series Using My Camera as a Paintbrush by Sue Czapska

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From the series of salt prints In Praise of Older Men by Ingrid Newton

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Geoff Titley

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Chris Burrows

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From the video Fire Girl by Barry Cole

Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 12th August 2015 at 18.45 at the usual venue – The Artworkers Guild, 6 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT.
The meeting will be an opportunity to discuss current projects and work and also to bring along any photography related books you may wish to show, either your own or other people’s. Please bring along any work you wish to share, maximum 10 images as time is sometimes limited depending on numbers of people wishing to show. Prints or digital images on a memory stick please.
Advance notice for September meeting: video

Greenwich LIP Group July Meetup

A well attended meeting  and varied presentations. John Levett noted the (surprising) lack of change in scenes he had shot in Deptford in 2007, and invited us to think of the archive.

Stefan Lubomir de Vaux showed commissioned sport publicity photos, pondering the ways of working with a rapidly moving subject  – and keeping out of the  way of the video crew sharing the gig.

© Stefan Lubomirski de Vaux 2015

© Stefan Lubomirski de Vaux 2015

Under the title ‘ A Future for Photography’ Barry Cole reviewed a show of photographic and mixed media work by GCSE students.

Barry Cole

Shanne Ong had returned from a brief visit to Cambodia with photos that moved from orthodox photos of Angkor Wat to more investigative images of Phnom Penh, instigating a debate on poverty tourism and the responsibilities of the photographer.

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Report by Peter Luck

New: North Finchley Satellite Group

I have set up a first exploratory meeting on 27th July for the newly formed North Finchley Satellite Group. I welcome any interested members contacting me at mj@mjduke.co.uk or 07932 101897 for details of the venue with a view to coming along to this inaugural meeting.

Best regards
Michael J Duke

Central London Group June Meeting

Our theme Small Things last month produced a fascinating array of work from close up macro shots of flowers, insects, and food; insignificant or incidental details – the often overlooked minutiae of the urban environment; small elements of a scene blown up to large proportions; differing effects of scale – small human figures in a large space or close-ups of toy soldiers in a garden setting. Here is a selection of images from the evening:

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Simon Butcher

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Jan Cylwik

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Sally Lyall Grant

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Krystina Stimakovits

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Ingrid Newton

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Angelika Berndt

Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 8th July 2015 at 18.45 at the usual venue – The Artworkers Guild, 6 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT.
The theme for the meeting will be Play and/or Experiment – a great opportunity to try out new things or show us your playful side! Please bring along any work you wish to share, maximum 10 images as time is sometimes limited depending on numbers of people wishing to show. Prints or digital images on a memory stick please.
Advance notice for August meeting: current projects or books

Ruislip Group Meeting 30th June

Just a quick update to say that the photographer Agatha Nitecka will be talking at our meeting on Tuesday evening at 19:00. If you haven’t attended a Ruislip meeting before but you’re a LIP member, you are very welcome. Just contact Robert Davies for directions.