We had an excellent prints presentation from Pete Bamforth last night extolling the benefits of the large print format for all of his images, but particularly for landscapes. Many of the images were taken in winter, full of atmosphere and capturing the essence of the various places visited. We were taken on a tour of iconic locations with big skies in such diverse places as Glencoe, Iona, Mull, Bhutan, China, Silk Road in central Asia and the Orkneys. The predominantly black and white images were contrasted with a few in colour with the former generally conveying the greater atmosphere and producing more photographic impact.
This work was contrasted with the more intimate detail of images from Birmingham library, the colourful reflections in the surrounding canals and the high quality truly artistic graffiti on the canal walkways and walls.
Pete has a great eye for capturing both the beautiful and the grand in his work, with all images beautifully printed and presented. An inspirational evening for us all.