Please note Worcestershire Camera Club special interest groups (Digital Photography, Contemporary, Audio Visual, and Photography Development) are currently running online via Zoom.  Members signed up for notifications from the groups will receive emails with details of the meetings. 

Our January meeting once again affirmed the wonderful range of work and expression we enjoy in this group.

We were swept from the grim, yet hopeful days of 9th November 1989 in Berlin when The Wall came down, through a set of old Ektachrome images from Bob Train, to the quotidian seaside images of an out-of-season Weston-super-Mare by our other Bob (Oakley), where it appears that chips come with everything!  Jenny, Stewart and Eric explored actual, perceived and imaginary ‘portals’, the last one revealing some seeming watery ‘access points’ into other realms during a canal-side walk.

Charles took us underground in London during ‘lockdown’, whilst Geoff illustrated how Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire looks in winter during ‘lockdown.   Clive and Tessa evoked a sense of presence expressed through scenes artistically interpreted by using intersecting double exposures, or the myriad bendy distortions made by rain upon a window pane. John Hoath and Richard Sarginson also presented abstract worlds. John’s inspiration (which will be part of a photo-book) was flowing and rippling water, whilst Richard explored the ever-bifurcating landscape of fractal generation.

Alex, Paul and Peter’s work used diverse images to examine the individual responses, associations and interpretations we each bring to a scene.  This topic was neatly summed up with Peter’s themed set, ‘The Human Condition’.

Our ‘Viewpoint’ e-book for this month contains the complete set of members’ work we enjoyed. 
Link: ‘Viewpoint’ January 2021.

The book is best viewed as 'Full Screen' - Click on the small square, bottom right of the Issuu page.

We had the pleasure of comparing and contrasting the content and styles of two ‘outside sources’ this month.  The recent work of Dotan Saguy  documents the relationships and dynamics of a family in California, who travel and live in an old converted school bus. The other source showed a selection of the wonderfully bucolic photos from the extensive collection by photographer James Ravilious, documenting village life in Somerset during the 1970s and 1980s.  Here are the links. 

Dotan Saguy: Nowhere to go but Anywhere  

James Ravilious:  Beaford Archive

Although we’ll be sending a reminder to everyone nearer to the date, you are very welcome to send images to Clive in advance to reserve a ‘slot’ for our meeting on 4th February.