Satellite Group Updates

Ruislip LIP May Meeting: Guest Speaker Spencer Rowell

Ruislip Satellite Group’s next meeting will take place on Tuesday 26th May starting at 7:00PM.

In addition to our usual review of the world of photography and of course members’ work, I am pleased to say that Spencer Rowell will be presenting a review of his past and current work including his ‘Man and Baby’ image.

If you’re a LIP member but not a regular Ruislip LIP attender – you are very welcome but please contact me for for details beforehand – please see the contact page.

Robert Davies

 

Crossing Lines meeting report, 6th May

The Crossing Lines group may be a bit of a mystery for most LIP members, so here goes an attempt to dispel that mystery. The group was formed by John Levett as a forum for LIP members and students in the Centre for Urban and Community Research at Goldsmiths, University of London. It has since attracted graduates and interested others. Discussions and projects centre on the interplay between photography and various forms and subjects of social and political awareness, always with an eye to how the two can enrich each other.

Past and continuing group projects growing from Crossing Lines have included the Wings Project, the Swanscombe Project (documented more than once in fLIP), the Loose Traverse and Michael Mulcahy’s Transition Group investigating changes in the housing situation in London and showing its photo-evidences in pop-up exhibitions. Expect more.

The meeting of Wednesday 6th May saw four presentations. Discussion is normally quite searching so plenty of time is needed. The first was from Chris Burke: a set with topographic intention seeking impressions of outer suburban SE London. Then Javier Alonso showed a set of photos related to his studies of street musicians in London which sparked discussions of the control and management of urban space, the increasingly onerous legal framework surrounding this and the lives of the musicians themselves – so taking a kind of street photography rather deeper than the usual. John Levett gave a brief un-illustrated introduction to a potentially valuable book ‘Cartographies of the Absolute’ which deals with the difficulties of any medium grasping capitalism in all its mutating complexities – a difficulty which those of us who participated in the Swanscombe Project know well. Lastly Peter Luck showed a rapid sequence of many images from his project to walk across London recording the changing topography and functions of the metropolis. Discussions covered questions of scale, the coherence and veracity of the spatial sequence, and means of presenting a very long, linear project.

We will try to recount the activity of Crossing Lines rather more in the future though at lesser length than this time. All enquiries and proposals for inclusion in a session should be addressed to John Levett. The next meeting will be on 3rd June at 6.00pm in room 305 of the Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross SE14.

Putney Group April Meeting Update

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Juliette Wiles

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Tammy Marlar

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Jocelyn Mifsud

Our first topic of discussion was feedback on our latest exhibition and the general feeling was that the event itself was a great success but the venue saw little foot traffic during the exhibition.

Besides showing some of my Australia pictures, I also presented to the group some of the pictures I took on a photography workshop I attended – 4 days in Northumberland. Although expensive I still felt it was well worth it – I met some nice people, the course tutors were excellent (and very patient) and the trip was well planned, taking in some beautiful places. If anyone would like to know more, please contact Sarah Howard at Image Scene.

Finally, we came to our theme of the month – ‘food’ – and as usual everyone excelled themselves such as in the three interpretations above. Our theme for next month, courtesy of Leonard, is ‘Height’ and our meeting will be on Wednesday 20th May. Contact me for further details. – Andrew

Central London Group April Meeting

A well-attended meeting yielded ten presentations, nine answering to the theme of Colour.
A varied selection, some quite closely planned, some more random, included both very high colour and more restricted palettes. In some the colour seemed to be the whole purpose, in others the means to establishing the character of a person, interior or place. Abstractions were derived from the fresnel lens of a lighthouse, and from geometric digital manipulations. A good survey of the possibilities.
Now when do we do Monochrome?

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Simon Butcher

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View of the Sea from the series Range Road by Sue Czapska

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Peter Luck

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From The Colour of Light Project by Chris Burrows

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Edith Templeton

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Dorota Boisot

Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 29th April 2015 at 18.45 at the usual venue – The Artworkers Guild, 6 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT.
We will be discussing Current Projects/Work in Progress and/or Ideas for our Exhibition. 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 of June topic: Small Things – literally, macro or small everyday events

Central London Group March Meeting

Last month’s theme of Place resulted in a wide-ranging interpretation, from the particular to the more general, both at home and abroad. We discussed how our interpretation of place can be affected by our personal memories and emotions and whether that can be portrayed in a photograph. Here is a selection of images shown…..

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Simon Butcher

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Rashida Mangera

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Peter Luck

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Ingrid Newton

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Chris Burrows

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Anna Lerner

Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 29th April 2015 at 18.45 at the usual venue – The Artworkers Guild, 6 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT.

We propose swapping around the previously advertised April and May topics to allow some time for people to consider any work in progress they may wish to show or discuss for our exhibition later in the year. The April topic will now be Colour and in May we will have Current Projects/Exhibition Work in Progress/Ideas.
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.