As Long as it's Black & White
Edward Forster ARPS & Mick Howe
Edward Forster, ARPS and Mick Howe, came to visit us this week with their dual presentation of prints and PDIs. Although they both go on trips together and shoot in the same locations there images are quite different.
Mick shoots with a set of three Sigma cameras whilst Edward occasionally use's a modified CCTV lens with soft edges but very sharp centre for effects.
Mick showed us a variety of projected images ranging from street photography in Newcastle, Edinburgh Fringe to a barbershop in London, to some portraits of very colourful characters at Whitby and Steam festivals.
Edwards's prints ranged from musical portraits from the "Americana" and The Goths to the gravelled beach of Dungeness. Edward explained that he liked to see movement in his images so images from Tynemouth market and the London tube showed his passion in this area. Also in the mix was a selection of moody landscapes.
Both accompanied there images with anecdotes of the days out and even suspecting that a train driver purposely closed the steam valve when crossing the Ribblehead Viaduct to annoy the waiting photographers.
Anyone interested can see more of their work here;-
As the evening drew to a close Lauren thanked our guests and the members showed their usual appreciation.
Members PDI challenge. TV Programmes.
Tonight saw the member's annual PDI challenge. This year's theme was TV Programmes, which was selected by last year's winner, Pauline Wilson.
14 members submitted a total of 48 images, and, as per usual, there were some sublime, and some totally ridiculous.....but fun....images.
The final three images were, 'Loose Women' by Bill Stephens......'.Doc Martin' by Pauline Wilson......'.As Time Goes By' by Lauren Clayton. The members were asked to vote for their favourite image, and the winner was..............................
As Time Goes By. Lauren will choose next year's theme.
Congratulations to all three finalists, and many thanks to all those who entered. I'm sure you will agree it was a fun night.
Winner 'As Time Goes By' Lauren Clayton
Runner Up 'Doc Martin' Pauline Wilson
Runner Up 'Loose Women' Bill Stephens
Tuesday 29th November
North Tyne Print Competition
Hosted by North Shields PS.
The judge last night was Mr David Hall, and in his usual and exuberant way gave a very good critique of the images presented. As usual David was very enthusiastic about the printing, even smelling and "tasting" the papers and inks.
We Improved on last year and came third with 207 points.
1st Tynemouth 216
2nd Gosforth 210
3rd Cramlington 207
4th Whitley Bay 206
4th North Shields 206
6th Ponteland 197
7th Wallsend 186
The Outflow 22
Step into the Light 26
The North Tower 27
Green Woodpeckers 23
Amalphi Cathedral 26
Good Morning Bamburgh 26
Rose with Raindrops 29
Looking forward to March 2017 and round two PDIs.
On hand to cheer us on Colin, Jamie, Peter, Derek, Alan and Elizabeth.