"Printing for Pleasure" Anne Swearman
Anne Swearman, APSA, PPSA, DPAGB, EFIAP is a member of Whitley Bay Photographic Society and our guest speaker tonight.
Starting her presentation with a collection of colour images from her forays on the west coast of Scotland, she explained her love of "wet" water and talked us through a set of images depicting distant mountains with the foreground filled with sweeping landscapes, moody clouds and seascapes, a lighthouse backed by foaming waves, always looking for that elusive light to compliment her subject.
One of Anne's loves is natural light through a window; she demonstrated this with a selection of images. Japanese Anemone shot through a piece chiffon to create a soft texture, portraits of Beamish that are reminiscent of watercolour paintings and a selection of delicate still life subject.
Anne never lets the weather beat her and wellington boots are an integral part of her kit, depicted in her selection of stormy skies and rainstorm in a beautiful collection of mono landscapes. She has recently been travelling around Northumberland to create a series of images of rolling fields, lonely trees and the patterns created by the harvest.
Anne also has a love of architecture and from interiors of Seaton Delaval Hall to Lowry like scenes and the muted tones in both colour and mono of a spiral staircase, which created some lively debate as to which version our members preferred.
Our President Lauren Clayton thanked Anne for her entertaining and thought provoking presentation.