At the March meeting members brought photo books that they liked. We spent getting on for an hour wandering round looking at and discussing those books. Whilst several regulars were away there were still 17 of us.
Then as ever members showed photos including an amazing selection of work by new member Shaun Hodge and shots from Valencia from Robin Segulem.
We also discussed BEAT and as I write are now entered to exhibit in September 2019 on the theme of Home.
February's meeting saw a couple of new people join. The deadline for entering BEAT 2019 is 19th March so that was a big focus along with planning the year ahead (see the post above).
The meetings now being on Wednesday mean that Ray Higginbottom will be back joining us from time to time. He is now editor of one of the RPS magazines for the visual art group and the first one he has done arrived the day before so he was able to show us that and it looked great! And we enjoyed looking at some of the latest photos he has been working on which include a new exploration 'the memory of trees' (an Enya album title inspired theme!). Here's a couple of the first photos above...
We had a wonderful opening of our group Oblique Strategies exhibition. The video above was put together by Edmond Terakopian and gives a really good feel of the photos, how they are hung and the space. About 150 people came along to the opening - thank you all so much! The photos look great in the space.
There is a gallery of the photos here where you can also purchase prints in a range of sizes and types of paper.
There is a brand new online gallery which currently has two projects in of the two group shows including Oblique Strategies. You can order prints to buy too! Please note if you are ordering a print that is square it will get sent to you square even though that doesn't seem to be an ordering option. Here's the blurb from the about section of the site:
Welcome to our gallery website where you can view the group's projects and also order prints from some of our photographers. If the image you're after is not featured here or available for purchase, please contact the photographer directly to make arrangements.
The online gallery's print sales system (best used on a Mac or PC) caters for everything from smaller and resin coated prints at very affordable prices, aimed towards the photo enthusiast, all the way to larger prints (including real BW prints, fibre prints and Giclée prints) aimed more at the appreciator of very high quality prints. All prints are made by Metro Imaging, one of the UK's top professional photo labs.
Please note that if the image you're ordering is in a square format, the size of the print will correspond to the smaller dimension of the print size ordered. For example, if you order a 10"x8" print, a square image will be 8"x8"
Huge thanks to Edmond Terakopian for his efforts in setting it up.
Group member Ray Malcolm has his own solo show as part of BEAT at the fabulous Fade To Black coffee shop in Hanwell which is open daily. For this new exhibition, Ray asked strangers to pose as couples, constructing a moment of connectedness from anonymity.
We have an exhibition coming up! 19 photographers from Ealing London Independent Photography have created a collection of work in response to a set of Oblique Strategies originally written by Brian Eno. The images address the challenges of creativity and how they can be overcome by ingenuity and lateral thinking.
Exhibition: Friday 7th - Saturday 15th September 2018
Open weekdays 12pm - 7pm (Fridays until 8pm), weekends 11am - 6pm
St Mary's Church, St Mary's Road, Ealing W5 5RH
Huge thanks to the support of @lumixuk and @pixelrights and @fireandflame_uk
We are delighted to be part of BEAT for a second year. Make sure you get hold of a brochure and visit some of the other exhibitions.
Group member Ray Malcolm also has his own solo show as part of BEAT at the fabulous Fade To Black coffee shop in Hanwell
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.
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 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.
Frankie McAllister wowed us with photos from Chernobyl. This is "Blue Room - from within the Chernobyl exclusion Zone, near the Duga radar installation".
Jonny Baker showed photos from a summer visit to the Outer Hebrides and Scotland. This photo is taken on the isle of Scalpay.
Richard Baker Donnelly showed some photos from a trip to Greece
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.
"which elements can be grouped" by Robin Segulem
"towards the insignificant" by Minako
"disconnect from desire" by Danilo Leonardi
"use an unacceptable colour" by Melissa Lestari Meigh
"define an area as 'safe' and use it as an anchor" by Chris Kirkpatrick
"the inconsistency principle" by Frankie McAllister
"make a blank valuable by putting it in an exquisite frame" by Jonny Baker
"accretion" by Chris Moxey
"always first steps" by Richard Baker Donnelly