Central London Group October Meeting

Our October meeting carried on where we left off last month with the theme of ‘inspiration’. A number of people showed work demonstrating their inspiration – Chris Tribble finds his in the intensity of the gaze or the exchange of glances in his portraits of people performing, rehearsing or engrossed in watching; Sue Czpaska delights in ambiguity and the fluidity of things in flux where breaking the rules and the excitement of looking at the world with a different eye become the defining motivation for her photography; Brendan Foster’s street photographs portray a series of stories about the lives of people in his local neighbourhood and Katrin Nodop was inspired by a massive, abandoned holiday camp – a vast crumbling edifice – built for the German workers by Hitler on the Baltic coast of Germany.


Chris Tribble


Chris Tribble


From the series Shooting Blind over the Fence by Sue Czapska


From the series Shooting Blind over the Fence by Sue Czapska


Prora – Der Speisesaal by Katrin Nodop


Crucifix Lane from the Bermondsey series by Brendan Delaney

Some members felt inspired by the works of others. Amongst those discussed were the current exhibition at Photofusion in Brixton featuring Joachim Froese’s Archive and Andre Penteado’s Dad’s Suicide, both dealing with the difficult topic of death and memory; literary inspiration from psychogeographic and science fiction works and the painter John Martin’s exhibition Apocalypse at Tate Britain, and a book of photographs It’s Beautiful Here, Isn’t It? by Italian photographer Luigi Ghirri, who surely deserves to be better known in this country and whose enigmatic work has reawakened the creative instinct. A more in-depth discussion of some of the topics covered can be found on our blog.

Please note that our next meeting will take place on THURSDAY 10th November instead of the usual Wednesday at 18.45 at the usual venue – The Artworkers Guild, 6 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT. We will be looking at the idea of Crossing the Line in photography, including issues of invasion of privacy, abuse of power, cultural taboos or simply revealing too much of our own personal experiences. Are there or should there be limits to what can be shown? If you would like to show examples either of your own or of the work of others where you feel that the line has been crossed, or is too close for comfort, please bring along up to 6 images either as prints or on a memory stick.

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  1. Ingrid – What a good write up – many thanks!