We had a prints only meeting last month – a fine opportunity to study, handle and appreciate the print at close quarters. There were a range of prints on view – inkjet and C type colour digital prints, resin-coated and fibre-based black and white darkroom prints and even some examples of traditional darkroom colour printing which seem to be quite a rarity these days. The prints were handed round and closely scrutinised and compared, the textures and weights of different papers assessed and debated. It was a real pleasure to be able to appreciate the nuances which are so often lost when looking at images on a computer screen or via an overhead projector. Here are a selection of the many prints which were shown – you will just have to imagine the look and actual feel of them!

Nancy’s View by Janet Nabney

Edith Templeton

Krystina Stimakovits

Prisoner at the Tower by Chris Burrows

Moving the camera like a paintbrush: Chesil Beach II by Sue Czapska

Modesty by Richard Alton

Duisburg blast furnace 26th September 2012 midday by Peter Luck

From the series In the Midst of Life by Ingrid Newton

Brendan Delaney

From the series Luxe, Calme et Volupté by Hugh Look

Near Tate Modern by John Nabney

Katrin Nodop

A quick mention about our exhibition Chance Would be a Fine Thing which ran for two weeks earlier in the month. A big thank you to everyone involved – exhibitors, guests, visitors, and the staff at the Mile End Art Pavilion. All the planning and hard work came together in the end and we have gained valuable experience. The work looked amazing in the beautiful gallery space and everyone agreed that the wide and diverse interpretations of the theme of the exhibition had worked really well together. The Private View was a great success with a good turnout of friends and LIP colleagues. You can see images of the show here. There is also a review of the exhibition in the latest edition of fLIP magazine. Looking forward to our next one!

Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 12th December 2012 at 18.45 at the usual venue – The Artworkers Guild, 6 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT. We will be having a round-up of our years’ achievements – My Photographic Year – an opportunity to appraise the past year’s work and plan the direction of future projects. If you would like to take part, please bring along on the night a small selection of images you have taken over the last year only, in print, digital or book form. The meeting will be free of charge this month and wine, mince pies and other seasonal refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you.