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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, www.milim.com

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

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February Meeting – Tuesday 15 at 6.30 pm

February 6, 2011

Please note that our February meeting will take place at 6.30 pm on TUESDAY 15 February at the Gallery in Willesden Green Library Centre.

This is a change from our regular day as there will be an opening of “An Exhibition in Print” on Thursday 17th. This is a show consisting of a range of images from lithography, woodcuts and photos – virtually anything printed. Some of you who are BAR members may want to submit work for the show in which case you will need to hand in work either on Friday 11 February between 3 and 6 pm or the following day at the same time. If you are a member of BAR you can submit a maximum of 5 pieces at a cost of £6 each.

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.

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.

We will aim to finish the meeting no later than 9.15 when those that want to continue discussion and debate retire to a local inn for refreshments.

October meeting – 6.30 Thursday 28th

October 5, 2010

Our next meeting will take place at 6.30 pm prompt on Thursday 28 October 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.

Occasionally we set a fun project and this month we are asking members to produce one image based on montage. There has been a very long tradition of ‘constructing’ images in photography dating back to the 19th century but it really came into it’s own in the early 1920’s with the political Dadaist movement with the likes of John Heartfield and Hannah Hoch in Switzerland and Germany, Rodchenko in Russia, Man Ray and other surrealists in France. Advertising quickly saw the value of it but it was also used by others as a photographic technique such as the quirky Angus MacBean in the 1940’s and 50’s through to Peter Kennard in Britain in the 80’s and 90’s. What would you produce as a contribution to 21st century montage?

We will aim to end the meeting no later than 9.15 when those that want to can continue any discussion in a nearby local hostelry.

We were at Queens Park Day!

September 14, 2010

For the fourth year QP Photography was represented at the QP Day festivities.  Organised by Mark (Adams) six intrepid photographers (Mark, Pete, Vanja, Quentin, Mary and Tony) set up shop to publicise LIP and our group, and to sell photos.  Sales were not too hot, but there was a lot of interest in our activities, with Pete collecting email addresses from many people thinking of joining.  It was a busy and fun day, in glorious sunshine.
Were you there?  Did you take any shots?  If so let us have a look!  Thank you Jonathan for taking some nice pictures.

Representing at Queens Park Day. Photos by Jonathan Goldberg.

2nd Opening of Stop Motion

September 8, 2010

The second opening of the Queens Park group of photographers exhibition Stop Motion was a great success, with even more people at the launch than previously.  Well done everybody!

Photos by Tim Crowe

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.

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.

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

June meeting and some images shown at our last meeting

June 8, 2010

Our next meeting will take place at 7 pm on Thursday 17 June in the Gallery at Willesden Green Library Centre.

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.

There are now 22 members preparing to show work in our annual exhibition – Stop Motion – later this year and this meeting will be a chance to get an early view of some of the work in progress. A few members have already made a fantastic start and there are some examples below.

Local member Constantine Gras has his Water Works exhibition opening at the Kew Bridge Steam Museum and you are cordially invited to attend the private view of Water Works on Sunday 4 July from 4.30 – 6.30pm. It’s also a chance to see the museum for free. Details here Kew Bridge Flyer

Very many wonderful pictures are shown by members at every monthly meeting, and a sample of these will be posted regularly.  Here are a few shown on the 27 May meeting, along with links to more of the photographers work.

Sabine Thöle and Creative Zoom..(more of Sabine’s work can be seen on flickr)

Mary Pritchard and her cardboard pinhole camera..

‘These images form part of an ongoing project documenting journeys using a cardboard pinhole camera. This particular series are taken while on a day trip on a friend’s barge on the Oxfordshire canal. Use of the pinhole camera (long exposures and a sense of simplicity) seemed to mirror the contemplative, timeless quality of this form of travel.’
http://www.marypritchard.net/

(Mary has an Open Studio as part of the forthcoming Queens Park Open Gardens and Studios event when 13 gardens and 10 studios will also be open. Her address is 15 Windermere Avenue,Queens Park,London, NW6 6LP
Open Sunday 13th June from 1-6pm – as part of Queens Park Open Gardens/Studios Day
Entry to all these venues will be by ticket, which includes tea and cake. Please see Open Studios for more info.)
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Mark Adams
I have made a couple of attempts at creating images of smoke from a lit incense stick. The first set resulted in a set of very crisp, clear images that were if anything almost too sharp for my taste, too scientific looking.
So I made a second set that went for a more mystical feel, something inspired by the photographs from Victorian times of ghosts and ectoplasm I remember being fascinated by in my childhood. This second set are getting a bit closer to what I wanted to achieve…
More of Mark’s work can be seen on his website http://www.unreelcity.co.uk/

Local Group Members’ Exhibition

May 25, 2010

Group member Tony Wallis and his partner Margaret Cooter invite you all to the opening of their exhibition..

Journey


Lots of art, photography, good cheer and vino!

Private view Friday 4 June, 6pm to 9pm. RSVP Tony (unless you have done already)

artisan80
80 Harlesden Road, London NW10 2BE
http://www.artisan80.com

Friday 4 June until Saturday 26 June

Open Wednesday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm

We will also be at the Gallery on Saturdays 5, 12, 19 and 26 June

Five minutes walk from Willesden Library Centre. Nearest tube Willesden Green; bus 206 along Harlesden Road or buses 6, 52, 98, 260, 266, 302 and 460. Parking in Parkfield Road, weekends free, weekdays metered.

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