Author Archive

Five go to Morocco

April 8, 2011


Lenny at the Phoenix

February 15, 2011

Long time member of the QP Group Lenny Gordan is exhibiting his superb Noir photos at the Phoenix Cinema, East Finchley tube.

Lenny’s photos have been used as book covers by MacMillan, Tropismos, and others. He was recently published in the Guardian and for Blackwell publications. He teaches at the London School of Economics, and he is represented by Millennium Images,

Lenny is showing along with photographer Dan Casey, whose work features the Pipettes, a female rock band.

The opening is on Thursday 24 February at 7pm.  A show not to be missed!

Child is Father to the Photographer - Lenny Jordan

Seen at our January meeting..

January 21, 2011

The QP meeting at the Willesden Library on 20 January was attended by around twenty stalwart members, at least a dozen of whom showed work. Here are a few sample pictures from the two photographers Sabine Thoele and Simon Butcher, who’s work exemplified the high standard of work shown, inspirational and full of fresh ideas.


On the upper deck

The woman in the window


Simon showed us some of his pictures that he has been posting on a very interesting website Blipfoto which  allows you to post one photo a day, every day, for free.  Simon’s contribution can be seen on blipfoto/Simon and here is one of his entries..

Simon Butcher

Catherine Ames – Corner Buildings Project

December 31, 2010

In response to our call for news of ongoing projects from our members, Catherine Ames sent in a remarkable image that we are very pleased to publish, as well as some information about its background and about herself.

Corner Buildings

Corner Rajasthan – Catherine Ames

I’ve been working on this project of digital architectural collage for a few years, “corner buildings” all over the world.  I’ve already published one preliminary book, with, which I’ve brought to the Queen’s Park meeting.  It is a bit of an ongoing project, which I would like to culminate in a show.  I’ve shown some very large prints of these in a group show at Gallery 94 on Cleveland Street last year.

I’m also in the process of walking some of the famous long distance paths of
England, and hope to make books on those as well. That is not collage. My
switch from the darkroom to digital happened in 2000, exactly 10 years ago.
In the 1980’s and 1990’s I was well known in the US as a large format black
and white (silver gelatin) photographer and I feature in Rotovision’s 2002
“World’s Top Landscape Photography” book. I’ve had  shows in the US of the black and white work.
Feel free to browse my website,


Flood Light – Constantine Gras

September 7, 2010

11 short films will be screened as part of a Flood Light programme at the Portobello Film Festival on Wednesday 15 September at 6pm. The venue is Inn on the Green, 3 Thorpe Close, under the Westway and a few minutes walk from Ladbroke Grove tube station. It is a free event.

Flood Light was a film making project run by Constantine Gras as part of the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea’s InTRANSIT festival of arts and was supported by the V&A Museum. Flood Light invited filmmakers to connect with the Grand Union Canal and Westway, two inter-related transport and built structures in North Kensington. 8 short films were submitted by established or emerging filmmakers and a panel selected Intersections by Rickster as the best film. Constantine lead two practical filmmaking guided tours for residents of the borough who had the opportunity to edit their footage at the V&A Museum’s Sackler Centre for Education. For his own personal film project, Constantine undertook 6 months of archive research using the cultural resources of the V&A Museum, London Canal Museum, London Metropolitan Archives and the British Museum.

Grand opening of ‘Stop Motion’, Thursday 19 August

August 27, 2010

The first of the two openings of our 7th Annual Exhibition went with a swing, and a good time was had by all.  Amanda worked her usual magic in providing a great nosh and good wine, which was very much appreciated by everybody.  The buzz was great and it was difficult to break up the party at closing time.

Don’t forget, there is another opening for the second great set of photographers’ work on Thursday 2nd September.  Be there!

photos by Tim Crowe

Great Picture Show at the July Meeting

July 20, 2010

Those that came to the July meeting were treated to a great set of photos, mostly from members wanting feedback about their ‘work in progress’ towards our August/September show.  Here are some examples of the work shown.  Comments most welcome..

July Meeting

July 12, 2010

Our next meeting will take place at 7 pm prompt on Thursday 15 July in the Gallery at Willesden Green Library Centre. Our meetings are designed to bring together photographers with different levels of interests and expertise who are interested in developing their personal approach to photography and improving their skills.

As ever please do bring along some work be it a completed project, work in progress or just some thing that you find interesting. Paper prints and electronic media welcome as we will have a laptop, projector and screen.

The meeting will also provide an opportunity for some of the 23 members showing work in our Stop Motion show in August and September that will be in two halves – details below.

As there is a wireless connection – courtesy of the Library next door – it would be good to have a quick look at the web site and gather some ideas from those present on how best to improve things.

The meeting will close shortly after 9 pm when those that wish can relocate to continue any discussion in a local hostelry.

June 26, 2010

Another photo project by Constantine!

June 15, 2010

Prolific local artist Constantine Gras gives notice of another exciting project that he is co-ordinating. This one centre’s around the Westway flyover and the Grand Union Canal around Ladbroke Grove.  See the flyer for further information. Flood Light poster