Satellite Group Updates

Central London Group October Meeting

The theme for our October meeting was “Off”. Although it had initially perplexed many of us when it was suggested, the theme elicited thoughtful and intriguing images. Amongst the ideas on display were going “off” as straightforward leave taking as shown in images of a house just before the owner went into a nursing home. There was also the idea of going off to explore other countries and we had a set of pictures of an intriguing local ceremony in Fes as well as pictures from a short trip to Belarus. There was also a consideration of modernist architecture and the buildings which then went off the original principles. Finally, there was a series of very expressive gig pictures whose exclusion from an exhibition had left the photographer “hacked off”.

Edith Templeton

Steve Jones

Frankie McAllister

Peter Luck

Janet Nabney

Alec Wyllie

Teresa Levitt

Simon Butcher

Edith Templeton

Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 14th November at 18.45 at the usual venue – The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT. This month we will be looking at books that are influencing us. Please bring along any books (photography related or otherwise) that you wish to share.

LIP Putney October 2018 meeting

Matt Taylor

Heather Wansbrough Jones

John Kelly

Good to see everyone this month and another full house.We started the meeting with my regular trawl through what I’ve seen over the last month and has impressed me. We then discussed our upcoming annual exhibition. As we don’t have a meeting in December, Matt suggested that we perhaps should organise a social at say The Red Lion in Barnes before Christmas, which seemed to go down well. 
Our meeting was tinged a with a little sadness in that it was Stefan’s last as he is leaving the UK for Portugal and everyone wished him the best of luck.
 We then moved onto our theme of the month, which was a ‘Splash of Colour’ as inspired by the BBC and what a bright selection we got – the stand out’s for the night were probably Matt’s, certainly going by the all-round reaction and Heather’s towers.. There was also much talk of what John had done, combining several images to create something rather lovely.
 Before bringing the meeting to a close, Andrew suggested that our theme next month should be ‘Sequence’. Our November meeting will be at 7.30 on Tuesday 20th, just after our exhibition, which will allow us time to consider how things went. (Andrew Wilson).

LIP Greenwich October 2018 meeting

Chris Burke

Barry Cole

Temitope Ifekoya

Jon Davies

Dmitri Stepanenko

We kicked off with a set of strong B&W photos by Chris Burke. These were a study of a non-touristic area of Seville where Chris had once lived and now saw it beginning to gentrify. Barry Cole followed with studies of the faces of flamenco dancers also from Seville. The first half of the evening finished with landscape photos of Iceland from Temitope Ifekoya; for some of us perhaps the first sight of the strange moss-grown lava fields.

After a short break Stefan Lubomirski de Vaux made his last presentation to us before leaving the country: a rather globe-trotting collection of early colour prints from the 1970s (and a few reminiscences of equipment used – a rarity in our discussions), then back to B&W from Jon Davies who has been documenting the quiet spread of Bitcoin ATMs in the shabbier parts of London. And lastly, more from Dmitri Stepanenko: vivid colour studies of life in Odessa, once his home town. Another good session. (Peter Luck).

LIP Greenwich September 2018 Meeting

A very varied session opened with Tony Mallett’s b&w photos of Dungeness and Romney Marsh, mostly taken in winter and strongly evocative of the openness and strangeness of the area. His on-screen presentation was followed by viewing a set of immaculate prints.

Kathryn Alkins brought some more studies of the north Wales mountains before launching into a series of experiments with very deliberate camera movements in which the observed scene was transformed into a rhythmic abstraction, the origin not lost but transformed.

After a short break we discussed Peter Luck’s mock-up of a possible means of presenting his cross-London walk project as a gallery installation. And then saw again Tony Othen’s photos of Ted Hughes, now having been seen in public at a conference of Hughes scholars where they elicited a wide variety of reactions from a sense of welcome revelation to hostility via indifference among those to whom only the word matters.

We finished with Dmitri Stepanenko showing scenes from a recent visit to Istanbul. The well-known monuments were absent; these were shots of the life of the city, some of them taken at night, all with the strong colour we have come to expect from Dmitri. All in all a very good session. Peter Luck

Tony Mallet

Kathryn Alkins

Tony Othen

Central London Group September Meeting

The theme for our September meeting was “vintage”. As ever there were a wide variety of interpretations – clothes, cars even people can be vintage. There was a bit of debate as to how old something had to be to qualify as vintage but in the end we decided that it was simply as old you want!
Vintage cars – all still road worthy – featured in two separate presentations and we also saw vintage aircraft. We also saw a fascinating series of images of the vintage gentlemen’s travelling cases complete with razors, shaving soap and other now forgotten accoutrements. We also had a tour of thirties suburbia as well as Berlin just before the wall came down. A fur cape and wedding dress taken from unusual angles gave a different and personal take on vintage clothing. A series of pictures of elderly men gave another dimension to vintage.
Edith Templeton

Alec Wyllie

Peter Luck

Anna Lerner

Steve Jones

Jan Cylwik

Jim Paterson

Edith Templeton

Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 10th October at 18.45 at the usual venue – The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT. The subject will be ‘Off’
Please bring along any work you wish to share on a memory stick or in print or book form. We shall also use some time at this meeting to consider our exhibition in April 2019.