A presentation on Sports Photography by Noel Patterson.
A presentation by Simon Buckley
Simon lives in the city of Salford, just across the Irwell from Manchester, and has lived in this area for most of his life. Currently his personal work often explores themes of transition, frequently within the urban environment.
This interest caused Simon to begin his Not Quite Light project, the subject of tonight’s talk, which examines themes of heritage and regeneration at dawn and dusk.
Several commissions have arisen due to this work, archiving the construction of new developments. It also led to a major collaboration with 5 Plus Architects called “You Live With Us, We Live With You”, which resulted in a limited edition book.
Simons work has been published nationally and internationally, and I’ve exhibited in the UK, France, Germany, Hong Kong and China.
Claire Armitage is a professional photographer. Her imagination is sparked by so many things – geometry and lines, order and symmetry and things that flow; emotions and reactions; details and textures. She likes to try and capture the intangible, make it tangible and release its story.
Claire will be talking to us and showing examples of her street photography, get some tips for our competition later in the season.
January’s presentation is by professional wedding photographer Lee Glasgow. Lee will be talking about his approach to wedding photography illustrated with example of his work.
Lee says – “I see so many kinds of personalities during my wedding career from the barking mad to the painfully shy and I love them all, even the grumpy ones. If I wasn’t a wedding photographer I would love to see myself as a psychologist as I find people’s minds intriguing with all the different backgrounds and cultures, but this may be because I’m nosey too.
I have two aims for my business:
1. To have a sustainable business that allows me to grow as a photographer, and create works of art for my clients.
2. To have bloody good fun achieving the above.”
Claire Carter’s interest in nature photography grew from a desire to record special moments to inspire her paintings. From this has grown her passion to capture the way light transforms a scene and to share those fleeting and unique moments.
She also claims it is a wonderful excuse to just “be” in places that take your breath away and that standing for hours watching the effect of light on a scene is like watching a drama unfold.
During the last 20+ years her photographs have been used in a wide range of publications and her work has been acknowledged in international photography competitions. She also has had articles published in photography magazines and holds exhibitions.
For more about Claire’s work visit her website.