Thursday 28th September

It was a packed house that welcomed Viveca Koh back to the Club last evening for her third visit to us, and once again her creativity, artist’s eye, range and technical virtuosity were very much to the fore.  On previous visits, Viveca had shared with us her photographic journey, through her Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society (LRPS), her Associateship and Fellowship and we have seen her complex layering of textures and thought provoking Urbex which featured dilapidated derelict asylum buildings and the remarkable fine art work she achieved using her iPhone.

 It was good to see Viveca’s mono work, mostly from Venice and her ongoing development of techniques, including a wetplate facsimile using a program from the Nic Suite and her post card project.  Few of us who might use our iPhones cameras on a pretty regular basis come anywhere close to understanding the variety – and indeed the quality – of techniques we could aspire to, and it was thought provoking to see what Viveca achieves.  I certainly came away with a few ideas to follow up, and as ever, Viveca was very ready to share her technical knowledge.  Her website is really informative, full of helpful notes on different processes, do have a look at  www.vivecakohphotography.co.uk/ 

I’m pleased to say we’ll see Viveca again in 2018 – and with nearly 2,000 on her Flikr pages, there will be much more to make us think and to inspire us.

There was a reminder from John Howes about ordering Nomad boxes through him (see separate post for details) and from John Field about prints for the Hospice (also detailed on a separate post).  Jeff Owen also told us that he will kick start a few photo walks – informal get togethers to just get out and about with our cameras, a chance perhaps to put into practice some of the techniques Viveca had demonstrated.  Watch out for more information!

We also caught up with Paul Williams who was presented with the Sutherland Cup for winning the Intermediate PDI League last year. 

Paul’s portrait of Amber 

 

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