Inspiration was the topic of the evening at our September meeting and the variety of work on show demonstrated just how wide-ranging and personal it can be. Some of the inspirations motivating the work shown included feelings of alienation in a foreign land; graffiti and textures to be found on the street; inspiration taken from other art forms such as music, literature and philosophy; interaction with strangers as the guiding principle behind portraits; shadows, reflections and abstract shapes; capturing the absorption of young performers at rehearsal; the strangeness inherent in everyday situations and transient moments; portraits that hint at a narrative and indicate complexity of character by capturing motion. Examples of some of the work shown can be seen below.

Wings by Suvi

Stardust by Heather Martin

From the series Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum by Hugh Look

Clockwork Orange by Barbara Luckhurst

Inside the Lair by Ingrid Newton

Michele by Stefanie Reichelt

Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 12th October, at 18.45 at the usual venue – The Artworkers Guild, 6 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT. Our debate on photographic inspiration will continue – if there are any particular photography books which have inspired your creativity, please bring them along to share and discuss. As usual, if anyone wishes to show work, please bring along a maximum of 6 images which illustrate your inspiration – either as prints or on a memory stick.
For more examples of members’ work, please see the group blog