LIP Greenwich November 2019 meeting

Astrid Schultz

Barry Cole

Peter Luck

Carol Kenna

First Astrid Schultz gave a detailed account of her Blind Spot project which grew out of a course of meetings which explored how unacknowledged personal feelings can inhibit one’s life – and led to the discovery and conquest of those feelings. Astrid’s photos were in two sets, one re-enacting the negative feelings and the other the facial expression of losing them. A project which needed some delicacy, some empathy and some imagination – and got it.

After an interval Barry Cole showed just two portrait photos, one taken in formal session (more or less – family stuff) and one profile study of an unknown woman gazing at an artwork (unseen) at Tate modern. Some discussion of issues of consent.

Peter Luck then showed a small set of faces in the crowd, selected from marches against Brexit which he has recorded over the past year. Had the photographer’s height given him an advantage in viewing a crowd, had he used similar principles to those he adopts for urban topographic work? Regarding consent, is this a situation in which everyone present expects to be photographed and is largely oblivious / uncaring about the photographer’s actions?

Norman Smith showed a set of photos of models dressed in Victorian finery in the high Victorian Crossness Pumping Station. Bags of atmosphere.

Carol Kenna closed the session with some photos of her granddaughters and a commentary on unseen photos of her mother’s last years (but one shown here) and the art needed to take un-posed naturalistic images.

The next meeting will be on 18th December at the Greenwich Gallery and will be a pop-up exhibition / party. All to bring one image, be prepared to talk about it, and then put it on the wall where it will stay for a couple of weeks. Peter Luck

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