Horsham Photographic Society has secured an online speake,r and we would like to share this Zoom talk with you.
Chris will be talking to us about Thoresby Colliery, the last pit in Nottinghamshire, which closed in July 2015, bringing to an end over 900 years of mining in the county. This presentation tells the story of how the project came about, how it was shot and the resulting exhibition, book and extensive publicity. A great example of “how to shoot a project”.
His goal is to inspire, educate and entertain us with his images and his love of talking about his passion for photography. His presentation style is informal and engaging and he is known for sharing ideas, techniques, hints, tips and advice.
He is an Associate of The Royal Photographic Society and an official Fujifilm ambassador. Chris gained second place in the mono category of the RPS Documentary Photographer of the Year in 2017. His photographs were shown as part of the RPS exhibition in the Horsham Museum.
Polina is an ambassador for Lensbaby, a company that produces a range of amazingly creative lenses and optics. Lensbaby definitely was “love at first sight” for her, and she has tried to spread the joy of using their lenses and optics for a long time now and talking about them to anyone who would listen. She is therefore very enthusiastic about talking to us.
Polina has FRPS and EFIAP photography distinctions and a number of photographic awards, including eight Gold and Silver Gilt medals at the RHS photography competitions, category winner of Food Photographer of The Year competition, various distinctions at each of the International Garden Photographer of The Year competitions, and multiple medals and distinctions awarded by various photography salons. She is also proud to be a member of the Arena Photographers’ group.
Jo Teasdale comes from a Fine Art background and has worked in the arts for many years. Since moving to Brighton she took up photography and hasn’t looked back. Having won Landscape Photographer of the Year -Take a View - 2013, she has gone on to win various competitions, been published in books and has had work shown at exhibitions.
Jo is an eclectic photographer who celebrates the reality of life through documentary and street photography. In her project work she shows a slower more conceptual approach emanating from her fine art background. Her work is an artistic form of self-expression; poignant and edgy, often unveiling elements of our human nature. ‘My Adopted Family’ is her latest major body of work, since being awarded her Fellowship from the Royal Photographic Society in 2016 for her portfolio entitled ‘The Factory’.
A project that explores the concepts of memories, inheritance and identity, “My Adopted Family” is a meditative and tactile series created with cherished personal objects collected over time. Now catalogued, these objects have become an extension of her, literally and metaphysically.
Steve is a wonderfully creative photographer. Whatever his subject he has an astonishing ability to take images with sensitivity, realism and joy.
He has taken head shots and live action shots for many comedians and authors for their PR, brochures, live shows and books, including David Baddiel, Tim Key, Alan Davies and Mark Billingham.
He has toured his fine art exhibition, Clicking Comedians, all over the UK following a month at the prestigious Stills Gallery, Edinburgh during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The exhibition then went back to the Edinburgh Festival to the Pleasance.
He is currently working on his third book, Comedians Back to Front with the fabulous designer Herman Lelie. Three of Steve's photographs were chosen for the Saatchi Gallery on screen and one of his photographs was short-listed for the RA Summer exhibition 2020.
Steve gives his time and expertise as the photographer for the charity Downright Excellent. He has also taken photographs for many celebrities and actors and has photographed numerous weddings, private functions and parties as well as many corporate functions.
Horsham Photographic Society will continue to hold online meetings until the situation regarding the pandemic becomes clearer.
Mongolia – From the landscape to eagle hunters. Take a journey across Mongolia from the famous Steppe landscape to the eagle hunters of the Altai region in western Mongolia.
Back in April 2005 Julian decided that being in the office was not something that he wanted to do for the rest of his life. He would rather spend his time on the side of a freezing cold hill getting superb light at dawn or seeing the setting sun and an endless display of colour over a beautiful seascape, mirrored on a beach full of shimmering sands, than in the comfort of a cosy office.
Julian’s approach to photography is simple; get it right in the camera first and don’t spend needless time in front of a PC. In order to get some of these colourful images, Julian uses filtration in the form of Lee Filters’ neutral density graduates, a Heliopan polarizer and/ or a Lee Filters neutral density filter. The colours that you see are real and are a reaction of the colour temperature of light to the particular time of day or the weather conditions accompanying them. If Photoshop is used, it is only to adjust the curves and sharpness of an image and the vast majority of his work is edited in Lightroom.
Every photographer has their own approach to their image making. This will change over time as experience grows and interests change. For John the ability of black and white to provide a greater range of creative possibilities was a dominant aspect of his work. But the power of digital manipulation made it possible to be even more creative. Over the years he has explored many aspects of photography and his interests change regularly.
John says that, while entering competitions at camera club level and working for RPS and other distinctions is exciting and raises your game, he arrived at a place where he makes the images he wants and is less concerned about the impact they have on others, although he derives great pleasure when his images inspire others. Photography, like many other pursuits has its share of fashions. Indulging in these can be another way to find a new way forward and indeed this may open up new ideas beyond your usual work. He feel that it is important to eventually develop you own 'vision', or 'voice', as some experts call it. Like most things in life, if it’s your idea and you love doing it, you will invariably do it well!
His legacy is this series of images exploring many aspects of the Industrial and Agricultural Revolutions. Accompanied by relevant poetic quotations, these were exhibited over two years in Chichester.
Wednesday, 11th November 2020 7.45pm for 8.00pm until 10.00pm
The cost of this presentation is £3.
Please email HorshamPStreasurer@gmail.com the Treasurer will send you the payment details.