Ealing

Brick Lane, Tokyo, big skies, and holiday snaps

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.


Chernobyl, Outer Hebrides, Monochrome and Newcomers

October's meeting saw six newcomers who had heard about the group through the TAG exhibition. 

We spent a while reflecting on TAG which had around 700 visitors and all agreed how well it had gone and how good it was to be part of Ealing BEAT. We then discussed the upcoming Artisan exhibition which runs for three months and encouraged everyone to enter the LIP annual exhibition. 

Then several people showed photos which was great. Here's a flavour...

Danilo Leonardi EALING LIP

Danilo Leonardi showed his first efforts in a while at black and white photography. The TAG exhibition and the process of preparing an image for the show made him reconsider his "exclusively colour" approach to personal work.  He has created a new Instagram @daniloleonardimonochrome and the photos he showed are already there.

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Frankie McAllister wowed us with photos from Chernobyl. This is "Blue Room - from within the Chernobyl exclusion Zone, near the Duga radar installation".

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Jonny Baker showed photos from a summer visit to the Outer Hebrides and Scotland. This photo is taken on the isle of Scalpay.

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Richard Baker Donnelly showed some photos from a trip to Greece


Oblique Strategies Challenge Results

A while we back we set the oblique strategies challenge - see here for the explanation. But essentially each person drew a card at random and took an image in response. I have pasted the photos (or one of them for each photographer) and the oblique strategy and photographer below each image.

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"which elements can be grouped" by Robin Segulem


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"towards the insignificant" by Minako


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"disconnect from desire" by Danilo Leonardi


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"use an unacceptable colour" by Melissa Lestari Meigh


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"define an area as 'safe' and use it as an anchor" by Chris Kirkpatrick


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"the inconsistency principle" by Frankie McAllister


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"make a blank valuable by putting it in an exquisite frame" by Jonny Baker

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"accretion" by Chris Moxey

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"always first steps" by Richard Baker Donnelly


Ealing Group at Artisan Coffee


Ray Malcolm photo

A three-month long exhibition by ten members of the Ealing satellite group, with three smaller groups alternating to exhibit each month.

Runs 5 October – End December 2017
Open Mon-Fri, 7:30am-5:30pm; Sat 8:30am-5:30pm; Sun 9am-5:30pm

Artisan Coffee
32 New Broadway
Ealing
London W5 2XA


BEAT exhibition is buzzing

 

The opening night of TAG was wonderful with around 100 people visiting. Normally in a venue like this we'd then have a trickle of visitors each day but being part of BEAT has meant that more like 80-90 people have called in on the weekend each day. So exhibiting as part of BEAT has definitely been good - it's been buzzing. The exhibition itself has sparked peoples imagination. St Mary's services on Sunday also engaged with the photos as Ealing LIP member Jonny Baker gave a talk on photography and spirituality and incorporated the photos into the talk for members of St Mary's to interact with. This had the added bonue of the group being able to leave the photos up for the Sunday!

This Saturday is the last day you can see the exhibition - do get along if you haven't seen it yet.

[Thanks to Danilo Leonardi for the photos]


London's Waterways - Exhibition

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Minako Iwatake photo

Members of the group have got together to display their collection of images gleaned from walking around London’s waterways – the local canals and further afield, the Thames estuary.

Runs 25 June – 30 July 2017
Private View 28th June, 6.30-9pm

Dominion Arts Centre & Library
112 The Green
Southall UB2 4BQ

Transport: Southall mainline station – 5mins walk


Ideas for 2016

At the November meeting we had a discussion around ideas for the group in 2016. This list is not exhaustive by any means and most will happen if someone in the group takes the initiative and brings some energy to an idea to give it legs...

    • Group exhibition - everyone up for that
    • Large format camera workshop - day to be led by Robin
    • Pechakucha presentation evening (20 photos for 20 seconds - google it) - Jonny happy to facilitate
    • Portrait challenge and themed evening? - interested in revisiting
    • Other challenges?
    • Inspired by... something or someone or a photo or an artist who has inspired you (can be a roilling theme and say a5 minutes of an evening) - Carolyn up for doing the first one
    • Street photography - Chris M to present and maybe have an evening on that theme?
    • Old processes - Robin to give a presentation/lead an evening on that
    • Technology - what do people use, how has the likes of phone and instagram changed our practices?
    • On that theme have an evening where we all bring photos taken on mobile phones