Satellite Group Updates

Putney Group Update November 2017

Another excellent turn out this month and thank you all for coming. We started the meeting with a quick catch up on our exhibition, which had just closed and despite the odd hiccup, was considered our best yet. Especially from a photographic point of view, where the variety on show was excellent.

Before getting into our theme of the month, we took a look at the following links:

A look at photographs on a theme of Rooftops
Lewis Hine: The child labour photos that led to change

Our theme this month was ‘blue’ and it was gratifying to discover the lengths members had gone to, to cover this topic. For me, the stand outs were

Bill Christie’s window:

Juliette Wiles’ moving lady:

Stefan Lubomirski de Vaux’s street scene:

Paul Rawkins’ ladies shoes:

And in particular Monireh Jassat’s Crayons, as they were part of a 5 ‘Blue’ set covering the senses, this one ‘creativity’:

Other images on the theme:

Tammy Marlar

Ann Ulrick

Andrew Wilson

Tim Poole

Mike Connors

John Kelly

We don’t have a meeting in December and the date of our next meeting will be January 16th 2018, where our theme will our favourite 5 pictures that we have taken since our November meeting.

It might not be December yet but I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas
– all the best AW

Barnes Group Update November 2017

The LIP@Barnes group convened in November to share photos on the theme of Beauty. As usual, the standard of photography was very high with contributions from certain group members bordering on the incredible. Some of the highlights from the evening included an image from Paul Rawkins (perhaps the group’s most consistent contributor) of Beau the Cat enjoying some sunshine during a well-deserved catnap.

Another image from Alastair Wilson-Clarke, taken on Portobello road, presents a smiling Natalie (in tweed).

There were also some excellent photos from Philip Timms and Mike Connors (whose technical knowledge-ability astounded us all). Last but not least, group artist-in-residence Andrew Rapley’s incredible photographs astonished us again. The next meeting is scheduled for 14th December and the group is holding a local exhibition in March 2018.

Ealing Group November Meeting

At our November meeting we spent some time discussing our recent participation in the Borough of Ealing Art Trail (BEAT) – and the report by member Richard Baker-Donnelly who attended the BEAT after-discussion. Our consensus was that being part of the Art Trail had increased footfall to our exhibition considerably. Several visitors expressed interest in LIP, and some have become members. We look forward to participating again in 2018!

We briefly discussed the Artisan exhibition which is going well so far. The second group now have their work on display and the last group will be on from early December. Do pop in to Artisan, New Broadway, Ealing – see the current display and sample their delicious coffee and pastries.

Several people brought work (and books) along to share and this is a sample.

Edmond Terakopian had brought along a series of colour images taken during three days in October. These were taken around Brick Lane. The two images shown here have a common thread of illumination; the burger van and the lady with the smartphone in a bar.

With Tokyo: ancient and modern, Sean McDonnell found a perfect opportunity to use old and new photography techniques this summer. First some traditional street photography using black and white 35mm film, then some new work using a 360 camera. This is something relative new for Sean and he is keen to make contact with other LIP members interested in 360o photography.

Frankie McAllister took these on a recent walk along the Southbank. The fabulous afternoon light and big turbulent skies of this time of year lend the familiar landmarks and skyline a bit of extra drama and colour.

And finally, Chris Moxey showed us some of her holiday snaps from a visit to Norfolk during the summer.

Thanks to everyone for bringing along books and photos. Because we’ve been so busy in recent months, particularly with exhibitions, our book-making evening has been postponed until February. If you’re interested in taking part just bring along a book you’ve made – it can be home-made, blurbed, large, small, fat, thin, whatever… and be as creative as you like. We’ll share and discuss our processes/methods!

It’s customary that in December we have a Christmas meal together instead of our usual meeting, so the next ‘formal’ meeting will be at 7.30pm on January 9th at The Forester, 2 Leighton Road, Ealing W13 9EP.

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

Putney Group October Update 2017

Another great turnout this month and good to see you all.

We started the meeting with a look at the following and I would draw your particular attention to the last item, which is a fabulous blog looking at the history of the Magnum Photo Agency and some of its founding members, fascinating:

On the road pictures
An old snap shot of Hong Kong
Countryfile October 1st edition and this year’s winning calendar pictures.
Swapper essay – with short film in the middle

We then took a look at results from this month’s theme, which ‘combined’, where we asked members to combine two or more pictures using software, or some pictures on a combined theme. I personally found the theme to very challenging, but members came up with some stunning images, and Leonard’s in particular caught my ‘eye’.

Leonard Caudrey

David and Mike have graphic design backgrounds and this theme really showed off what they can do, with images containing many exposures to capture exactly the quality they were after.

Mike Connors

Bill Christie

Andrew Wilson

James Kirkland

John Kelly

Monireh Jassat

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 21st November at 7.30pm where our theme will be ‘blue’ and I look forward to seeing everyone then. November is also the month that we have our exhibition at The Exchange (17/18/19) and for those not involved it would be good to see you along to support the rest of us.