Satellite Group Updates

Ealing Satellite Group January Meeting

At January’s meeting we may have had the most people showing photos ever – it felt that way anyway. We spent a while reflecting on what has been a fantastic year for the group with lots of exhibiting as a whole group, in small groups, in individual shows and in the wider LIP exhibition. And the group has welcomed several new members so it feels as though there is lots of energy and (crucially) photography. Below is a selection of single images that were shown as a sort of pick of the year’s photos.
Angelika showed photos of a visit to Chad, and Edmond showed photos from Moscow State Circus whilst it was on Ealing Common.
We then spent a while looking forward and agreed to take part in BEAT again and will decide theme next time and then March meeting will be one where members share photo books they have created – looking forward to that!


Photo Robin Segulem

Photo Ali

Photo Chris Moxey

Photo Jonny Baker

Trapeze artist Anna Rastsova collects her thoughts as she awaits her cue. Life Between The Scenes; Backstage Moments At The Moscow State Circus. Photo: Edmond Terakopian

Photo Francis McAllister

Photo Omar

Photo Dorota Boisot

Central London Group December Meeting

Our final meeting of the year had the theme of Ephemeral/Eternal – either/or or both – in some cases ephemeral and eternal proving to be two sides of the same coin. There were plenty of examples of the fleeting moment – shadows and reflections, the play of light and shade, night lights, rain on windows, snow, brightly coloured runners caught in a freeze frame moment. Memorials to the transitory nature of human life – some very moving images of war graves – also testified to the need to make a lasting memorial to lost lives. Withering flowers, the abandoned station in Folkestone and the decaying site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster where vegetation is once again taking over, all demonstrated that ephemerality is not just confined to human life. Here are some examples from a very full evening’s programme:

Teresa Levitt

Janet Nabney

Kate Wentworth

Colleen Harvey

Steve Jones

Christopher Burrows

Anna Lerner

Barry Cole

Simon Butcher

Edith Templeton

Frances McAllister

Ingrid Newton

Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 10th January at 18.45 at the usual venue – The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT. The theme will be Personal Projects – a chance to show current work and/or discuss future projects. Please bring along any work you wish to share on a memory stick or in print or book form.

Central London Group November Meeting

The theme for our November meeting was “noir”. There was a good turnout of members and lots of creative ideas on display.
A number of us followed the path of classic film noir with gritty urban shots, shadowy menacing figures and odd camera angles. Even the most innocent city street or quiet flat took on an uneasy aspect. Others took a more metaphorical take on noir with images reflecting sombre feelings. There were some arresting shots of London by night and intriguing views of everyday objects shot in an unsettling way. We also had a series of detailed close ups of coins side by side allowing the viewer to make their own connections and stories.
Finally we saw stunning black and white portraits – some specifically posed with models others more natural poses with friends. These harked back to the glamour of 1930s film shots.

Simon Butcher

Krystina Stimakovits

Christopher Burrows

Janet Nabney

Anna Lerner

Dorota Boisot

Hugh Look

Edith Templeton

Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 13th December at 18.45 at the usual venue – The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT. The theme will be Ephemeral/Eternal – either/or or a mixture of the two! Please bring along any work you wish to share on a memory stick or in print or book form.

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.