Putney Group January Meeting
Zara Sumpton photo
Just a short note to remind everyone that we have our next monthly meeting January 21st, from 7–9pm. The main topic of discussion will of course be our exhibition, looming up fast. I very much enjoyed our last meeting where we saw some excellent interpretations of our chosen piece of music – Holst’s ‘Piano Trio’ (see examples above).
For further details of the meeting email Andrew
Central London Group December Meeting
The wine flowed and the books were passed around and pored over during our last session before Christmas. People shared a wide range of inspiring photography books and favourite images from books. It was interesting to see members’ choices and to have the opportunity to experience at first hand some unusual books from less widely known photographers. Bill Brandt proved to be the most popular photographer with no less than four different books brought by four different people! Other photographers included Elliot Erwitt, Gabriele Basilico, Don McCullin, Luigi Ghirri, Paul Caponigro, Thomas Boivin, Michael Ward and Peter Müller. A list with further details will be circulated to members. A really informative and fun evening….
Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 21st January 2015 at 18.45 at the usual venue – The Artworkers Guild, 6 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT. We will be having a review of the past year so please bring along your best photographs to share together with any thoughts about new projects and ideas. Prints or digital images on a memory stick please.
Dulwich/Sydenham December Meeting Update
Katie Waggett photo
Five LIP members and one guest came together on Wednesday night, 3rd December. We shared some good food, excellent wine and conversation, and still found time to enjoy some images with varied approaches to the theme of ‘Endings’ as well as other photographs and an animated GIF! Thanks to Yoke for hosting and to everyone who contributed consumables.
We also discussed the year ahead and decided to explore the possibility of a group exhibition (and maybe a book) probably on the theme of ‘Life Cycles’. Watch this space for developments.
Julien Lesage photo
Yoke Matze photo
John Chappelow photo
Central London Group November Meeting
Here is a selection of the many images shown in our last meeting, where the theme was Work – people all over the world in the act of creating, toiling, mending, concentrating hard on the task in hand; tools of the trade; deserted offices and redundant workplaces…
From the series The Artist’s Studio by Ingrid Newton
Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 10th December 2014 at 18.45 at the usual venue – The Artworkers Guild, 6 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT
Come along and join us for a glass of wine to celebrate the festive season. For a change, we will be having a Books session, so please select and scan up to 6 images from a photography book which you find particularly inspiring and which you would like to share. If you don’t have access to a scanner, then just bring the book along. Prints or digital images on a memory stick please.
Advance notice for our January meeting: in time-honoured fashion, we will be having a review of the previous year – a chance to share your best images and start thinking about the new year’s photographic projects…..
Central London Group October Meeting
A fine selection of portraits was on show at last month’s meeting – some taken in the studio, some in natural light, some environmental portraits of people going about their business. We also had still life images where an assemblage of objects conjured up a personal portrait of an unseen character. There was discussion about the nature of a portrait – does a portrait have to show the face or can a back view of a person be classed as a one? Does a portrait have to be posed or can it be a shot of someone taken in passing? What everyone agreed on was the necessity of putting the subject at ease – don’t ask them to hold a pose whilst you fuss about correct exposure or composition!
Jackie by Chris Burrows
Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 12th November 2014 at 18.45 at the usual venue – The Artworkers Guild, 6 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT.
The theme for the evening will be Work – as usual feel free to interpret in your own way. Prints or digital images on a memory stick please – maximum of 10 images.
Advance notice for our December meeting: we will be having a Books session, so please select and scan up to 6 images from a photography book which you find particularly inspiring and which you would like to share. If you don’t have access to a scanner, then just bring the book along.