Central London Group October Meeting

Our theme for October was negative space which proved quite tricky as most of us found that space is rarely negative, and that even apparently empty space contains interesting textures or shapes. Some of us chose to show negative space as empty space, for example through an empty bench or as darkness with a haunting portrait taken in an underpass. There was also negative space as architectural space looking at space between buildings or the space leading to buildings as in a series on Cressingham Gardens.
The more traditional definition of negative space as space around or between things was also captured in an image of wrought iron work and in the spaces between leaves on a branch and between the trees and the sky.
This was a testing topic but one which produced some memorable images and pushed us all to think more deeply about composition and how to use space. Here are a few examples from the evening’s showing:

Frances McAllister

Teresa Levitt

Janet Nabney

Steve Jones

Christopher Burrows

Anna Lerner

Edith Templeton

Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 22nd November at 18.45 at the usual venue – The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT. The theme will be Noir – if you don’t normally show black and white images, now’s your chance – the darker the better. Think Bill Brandt, Daido Moriyama, Ralph Gibson or whoever your particlar black and white photography heroes are! Please bring along any work you wish to share on a memory stick or in print or book form.
Advance notice for December: Ephemeral/Eternal

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