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:
Sally Lyall Grant
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.
Greenwich LIP Group June meetup
It was an evening of returns, recovery and recall. Philip Craig had returned to photography after a career-long break and showed scenes from a visit to New Zealand prompting some discussion on the tensions between social and photographic obligations in group travel.
Anne-Marie Glasheen, making a welcome return from illness, had been thinking about photographing people, the topography of the face, the question whether the moment of the photo reveals the person as may the slower process of drawing. Her questions were addressed to us, the viewers, and were followed by a set of her own photos taken over the last twenty years.
John Levett asked for reactions to a set of dynamic impressions of surfers on the river in Munich sent from there by ex-member Katrin Nodop.
There was great enthusiasm for her use of long exposures to capture in blur the rapid movement of surfer and water.
Angelika Berndt, returning from months in Brazil showed a set of photos taken in an old people’s day centre in City of God, Rio. Her long stay had been a gamble to see whether a long stay could enable a deeper project than had been possible on shorter visits. Answer affirmative.
Lastly, it appears that there had been a protest against the cover of the last issue of fLIP. Bearing this in mind we were asked for our views. We couldn’t understand the protest at all.
Report by Peter Luck
Putney May Meeting Update
Bill Christie photo
Bill Christie photo
John Kelly photo
Leonard Caudrey photo
Before examining our theme for June, we took a look at the runners and riders from this year’s Food Photographer of the Year awards, which provoked much debate – here is the link for those that might like to take a look (click on Gallery).
We had some excellent submissions for our theme of ‘Height’ with a few selections shown above.
Our theme June is ‘Legs’.
For details of the next meeting contact me at email@example.com – Andrew
Central London Group May Meeting
The meeting was dedicated to current projects and first thoughts on contributions to the group exhibition Photography Matters in November / December. In the event seventeen people showed work, eleven of us potential exhibitors. The range of visuals was wide, from architectural and urban scenes to blurred dynamic abstractions of salsa dancers. Underlying principles extended from adherence to photography as primarily a medium of record (public or personal) to the metaphoric potential of photography and its capacity to express the inward. Enough to spark half a dozen exhibitions – but not this time.
The Unknown by Sue Czapska
Chasing Memories by Hady Bayoumi
What If? by Rashida Mangera
Trinity Passage by Jan Cylwik
from the Estates of Mind show in Poplar, April 2015 by Vivienne Lewis
Salsa by Sue Roche
Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 10th June 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 Small Things – literally, macro or small everyday events. 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 topic for July Meeting: Play or Experiment