Satellite Group Updates

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.

LIP Putney September 2018 Meeting

Stefan Lubo

Bergina Leka

Bill Christie

Andrew Wilson

I started the meeting with my usual array of ‘finds’ from the internet and was particularly taken by film director Wim Wenders discussing the role of photography in the modern age – its less than a couple of minutes long but quite powerful and worth a look.

We then had a brief discussion regarding the latest LIP magazine, FlIP, which featured a piece from us and the general consensus was congratulatory and a thumbs up for the new editor, Amanda, on the vast improvement she has made to the magazine.
 
I then reminded everyone that I had secured from The Exchange in Putney, three dates for our annual exhibition, 16/17/18 of November and that I was pleased to confirm that Warren, one of our local estate agents, had agreed to continue their support of our event to the tune of £600, which is hugely valuable given that the space alone before our displays costs £750.
 We then moved onto our theme of the month, which was Geometry – inspired by Bergina’s talk in July there was a lot good stuff on show; my personal pick would probably be Stefan’s towels but thank you to everyone who took part, great fun.
 Our theme for next month will be ‘A Splash of Colour’. (Andrew Wilson)

Central London Group August 2018 Meeting

Instead of our normal meeting at the Art Workers’ Guild, our group organised a photo trip for the month of August. Canvey Island was the destination. Most of us who made the trip had never visited before so it was a bit of an adventure, getting the train from Fenchurch Street and alighting in the wilds of Essex on a sunny Saturday. Instead of going round together in a group, we made our own arrangements and met up afterwards to compare notes. Canvey Island has a very distinctive atmosphere and a diverse landscape – the beach, caravan parks, funfair, industrial sites, modernist architecture, suburban housing and marshland as well as the ever-changing riverscape with passing tankers and ships and, of course, not forgetting the people. Plenty of scope for anyone! Here are some examples of photographs from the day…..


Alec Wylie

Alec Wylie


Edith Templeton


Edith Templeton


Peter Luck


Peter Luck


Frankie McAllister


Frankie McAllister


Ingrid Newton


Ingrid Newton

Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 12th September at 18.45 at the usual venue – The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT.
The theme is Vintage. Please bring along any work you wish to share on a memory stick or in print or book form.

LIP Putney August 2018 Meeting

James Kirkland

Matt Taylor

Andrew Wilson

Bergina Leka

Nigel Attenborough

We started our meeting with a trawl through my recent finds on the internet.
Our theme this month was ‘create your own version of your favourite album cover’ and as usual everyone went at it with gusto – for me the stand outs were Matt and his Nirvana cover and I enjoyed James’s Triptych (can you work it out?)
 We then moved onto our star turn; our member Bergina has put together a fantastic training course to help teach budding photographers, old and new, all about the history of photography and how to take a better picture.  Thoroughly researched and brilliantly put together, her trawl through some of what she has prepared (what we saw is just a small proportion of what she has) was a delight and again, I would love to thank her for coming and for entertaining us so royally.
 Our next meeting will be on Tuesday September 18th at 7.30, where our theme will be ‘geometry’ (or the art of creating shapes in your pictures, whether using the light or the local topography or a combination of the two), and as usual I’d be grateful if you could let me know if you can make it along – all the best (Andrew Wilson).