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My favourite ‘Desert Island’ photographer

Darren Almond (British, b 1971) – is an artist with a very diverse practice including film and sculpture as well as photography.  His best known works are described as highly evocative meditations on time and duration.  I am particularly drawn to … Continue reading

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Creative inspirations

This category is about camera-less and abstract photography   1 Gina Glover (British, co-founder of Photofusion Photography Centre in Brixton, London).  Glover has a wide-ranging practice, but I am particularly drawn to her pinhole camera photographs.  See her website.   … Continue reading

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Telling a powerful story continued ….

Telling a powerful story continues with this round-up of social documentary photographers:   1  Sebastiao Salgado (Brazil, b 1944) – world renowned social documentary photographer and photo-journalist.  I am inspired by his story partly because of the monumental scale and … Continue reading

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Inspirations – escaping lockdown through photography

  Recreating a work of art at home Recently, the Getty Museum issued a challenge to recreate favourite works of art using just three objects lying around at home.  It was inspired by the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and an Instagram account … Continue reading

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Inspirations – local friends of the Club

  From Mike J and Diana Jane White I sent an email to Jane White who was due to talk to us about iPhone photography in October ….  she wanted to cancel it, but remain available.  She sent a link … Continue reading

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Inspirations – from Pete

Here are three photos I have seen lately that appealed to me. The first two were included by a book given me at Christmas titled Read This If You Want To Take Great Photographs, by Henry Carroll. The first is by … Continue reading

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Telling a powerful story 1 – Don McCullin

  Don McCullin – photo-journalist witnessing war, poverty, and deprivation  “Still photographs have a strong affinity with the way we remember.  The vibrations of a still photograph can be intense, and can last forever …. the ripples go out….  The disenchantment … Continue reading

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A Sense of Place 4 – Coming Home from War

Don McCullin: international photo-journalist, ‘war photographer’ … and landscape photographer British.  Born London, 1935.  Lives in Somerset. “The rural landscape is his greatest salvation”   Don McCullin is a major British photographer, and only the second to be made a … Continue reading

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A Sense of Place 3 – Ocean

Rachael Talibart – nature photographer                                    British, born in Bognor Regis, W Sussex, lives in Surrey.  Fine art photographer and workshop leader.  Black and … Continue reading

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A Sense of Place 2 – Landscape Stories

Jem Southam, landscape photographer British.  Born 1950 in Bristol.  Emiritus Professor at the University of Plymouth.               Lives in Exeter. “I take with me a camera and a single lens.  The pictures are made … Continue reading

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