Central London Group May Meeting

This month we had an open meeting where members showed new work and discussed projects in progress. A selection of examples can be seen below ranging from a still taken from Hugh Look’s elegiac video of shots of commuters at various stages of their daily journeys (all human life is there), Edith Templeton’s series of brightly coloured images taken at her art class, Maria Oldland’s pictures of street musicians from all over the world, Ingrid Newton’s tongue-in-cheek self-portraits using a phrenology head as a stand-in for herself, Richard Alton’s amusing black and white photographs of penguins at the zoo and Sue Czapska’s ethereal landscapes of the Dorset coast. A fine opportunity to appreciate the wide diversity of work engaged in by our members.

Still from the video An Affinity by Hugh Look

From the series The Work of Art by Edith Templeton

Brazilian street kid playing the guitar from the series The Music Makers by Maria Oldland

From the series Je pense, donc je suis by Ingrid Newton

Rockhopper Penguin – Mirror by Richard Alton

Chesil Beach No 4 from the series Using the Camera as a Paintbrush by Sue Czapska

Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 13th June 2012 at 18.45 at the usual venue – The Artworkers Guild, 6 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT. We will be discussing the topic of Alternative Versions how small changes to a photograph can result in different or better compositions. This may include digital manipulation, cropping, two consecutive but slightly different photographs, examples of before and after etc, etc. Sometimes the smallest of differences may add up to a big change but we are not always able to spot the potential ourselves. As usual if you would like to show examples of your work, please bring along up to 6 images either as prints, digital images on a memory stick or in book form. New members always welcome.

Further examples of work from the group can be seen on our blog.

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