Thursday 23rd February 2017
Dave Dixon, Places, Projects and Pictures.
This week Dave Dixon LRPS, Chairman of Alnwick and District Camera Club came down to give us a very entertaining and informative presentation entitled "Places, Projects and Pictures".
Over the years Dave has photographed many subjects but he has a passion for landscape both rural and urban. He showed a selection entitled "Waterfalls" showing us 'The Three Sisters' in the College valley, Roughting Linn, Hareshaw Linn, and Linhope, spout all in Northumberland. "Northumberland Churches" took us to St Michaels, Ingram with a crimson carpet leading up to the colourful stained glass, St Cuthbert's, Elsdon and many more showing the simple beauty in these old buildings. "Projects" starting in Alston Village railway station, explaining his reasoning for converting to a sepia tone to create effect and to hide the colours of walker's bright coats. "Newcastle Civic Centre to the Sage" his latest project to document the architecture through the city, with access to rooms that the public rarely see; to the Five Swans in the quadrangle. Also documenting the structures of the 60's from the Swan House Building now 55degrees, to the concrete underpass of the central motorway. "Dereliction"a series of images showing how nature eventually takes over after man moves on. "Graves". Dave is a volunteer with the War Graves Photographic Project who have photographed 1.8 million named graves and memorials.
Dave encouraged us to comment and we enjoyed a very interactive evening listening to his presentation.
Lauren thanked Dave for his work and the members showed their appreciation.