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November 2020

Negative space

The concept of negative space was the photography challenge for November’s meeting, set by Melissa Meigh. The brief that the group had to respond to was

Negative Space: the space within, between, and around objects. It defines the links between objects or defines their limits. A ghost of the silhouette.

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Melissa kicked off the session by showing images mostly of light and shadow, with very little depiction of a tangible object, and how the light can become the focus with shadow surrounding.

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Dorota Biosot’s images were architecturally focused. They showed how reflection can play with the subject of negative space, and how shadow, rather than object, can become the main topic.

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Chris Bellinger shared photos of how important image cropping can determine what is negative space; sharing photographs of how a focused subject off-centre surrounded by background can make the subject pop!

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Frankie McAllister displayed images that were shadow-heavy, directing your focus to the boldness of the remaining lit subject. Some of her photographs were reminiscent of Chiaroscuro paintings.

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Jonny Baker presented a spectrum of themes on negative space; ghosts of silhouettes, the prominence of textures, tiny subjects, minimalist images, in an assortment of colour and black and white.


LIP Chronicles: Life Under lockdown - online exhibition live for Nov

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LIP Chronicles: Life Under Lockdown is this year's LIP exhibition curated online.  A lovely set of galleries are live in November here. Do read the foreword by Paul Hill. Several Ealing LIP members have photos in the exhibtion. See this page for more info and do follow along on instagram with @LIPchronicles. There is also a newspaper being printed with the images which looks like it will be one to keep!