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 December meeting provided yet another feast of photography from a contemporary perspective.

We enjoyed a variety of acute observation and visual comment during our session.

By coincidence some themes were related, such as explorations of aspects of autumn from Nigel Reader and Peter Young.  Corners London and Lisbon, two contrasting cities, were revealed by Dr. Charles Ashton and Alex Isaacs.  In another unintentional ‘pairing’, intensely personal interpretations of the world about us through abstract photography were presented by Tessa Mills and John Hoath.

Lucy Allum ventured into her husband’s garage-cum-workshop with revelations about the contents of this ‘den’.  Stewart Bourne can always be relied upon for an individualistic view of humankind and his ‘Semi-Detached Photography’ proved to be no exception – the ordinary made extraordinary. With a similar eye to ‘the quotidian’, through a series panels Clive Haynes revealed how things which superficially appear the same have their own character.

David Hall swept us to Whitby, where his street photography skills gave insights into the town’s Goth Festival.  Bob Oakley’s set was about ‘barriers’ located in places as far apart as the UK, France and Estonia.  Bringing us back home, Judy Knights showed Worcester Cathedral in a very different light through the fantastically colourful kaleidoscope of a son et lumière extravaganza.

We celebrated the success of Paul Mann in gaining his FRPS.  Paul’s panel, ‘Rooms of My Mind’ featured ‘rooms’ where subjects were boxed-in and reflected upon the walls of his imaginative constructs. His images were an evocation of the varied emotions he felt during the Covid lockdown.

Our ‘outside source’ was a set of images by Sherry Karver where pictures on a digital TV screen were fragmented, a typically by poor reception leading to patchy pixilation.  A clever interpretation.   Here’s the link:  Digital Mediations: Sherry Karver: Movement Interrupted

All the images and individual statements are ready to be seen in this month’s edition of  ‘Viewpoint’.  Click on image or link below…..