Central London Group May Meeting

Our May meeting had as its theme “tourist in town / stranger in town”; it was interesting that few of us cast ourselves as the tourists! Brendan identified himself as “a stranger at home” in Athens, which he has been visiting for over 15 years; Danilo photographed tourists doing the sights in famous tourist attractions; Dorota made colourful close-ups of people’s outfits in Camden Lock; Geoff photographed the crowds there from above. The “towns” ranged from Athens at orthodox Easter to the beach at LA and from a blurb book on Berlin to Camden Lock. The Thames, Venice, Paris and Copenhagen also made an appearance. One interesting common subject that emerged was the way tourists are focused on looking: our cameras then look at people looking at the reason why they have come, or, as in Camden Lock, people using accessories to attract attention in the crowds.

Anna Lerner

Ariadne van de Ven

From the book Lost by Chris Burrows

Danilo Leonardi

Geoff Titley

Kate Greaves

Ray Rapkerg

Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 15th June 2016 at 18.45 at the usual venue – The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT.
The theme will be The Bigger Picture (interpret as you wish – either literally wide-angle/panorama/cityscape or a broader overall view of the world). Please bring along any work you wish to share on a memory stick or in print form.
Advance notice for July: Music/Rhythm

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