The Phorum

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 The Phorum

 
Thursday 26th July 2018
Nursling Village Hall.
 
 
After a quick look at the online catalogue of the Huxley Parlour Gallery 
- highly recommended when you’re in London - https://huxleyparlour.com
 
we had a short slideshow of some more of the work of Elliot Erwitt who has just turned 90 
(on 26th July…the day of our Phorum - https://www.magnumphotos.com/photographer/elliott-erwitt/)
A long time Magnum photographer and one of the most consistent and humorous street and documentary 
photographers. 
 
We then had a talk by Antony about his very art based photography. 
He described how he’s making the connection between the random nature of our 
consciousness and existence and the paradox that is the defined and determined 
structure of life and the universe at the micro and macro levels. Antony uses 
pure photography overlaid and restructured using Mandelbrot fractals and colour. 
His images provoke enquiry and are visually very striking.
 
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The theme for this month - SHADOW - again produced some diverse, 
evocative and provocative responses.
 
Much better to let the images speak for them-selves, 
have a look at some of the photographs here:
www.perfectdaypictures.com/Images/phorum7-18/index.html
 
 
Don’t miss the Dorothea Lange exhibition in the Barbican
https://www.barbican.org.uk/our-story/press-room/dorothea-lange-politics-of-seeing
 
and have a look at “The Shape of Light” in the Tate Modern
https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/shape-light
 
Phil Burner from the Titchfield group has now fully arranged for us to visit the
Bursledon Brick Works Museum on October 6th to have some fun helping and 
advising visitors to the museum how tto get better photos on their point and shoots 
or their phones. A full brief for the day will be given at September’s Phorum or Phil’s 
Titchfield group meeting on the third Thursday of the same month.
 
 
Our theme for August: Connection.
 
Next meeting 
August 30th 2018
7.30pm in Nursling Village Hall
SO16 0XH
 
 

About The Phorum photography group

The Phorum was formed in response to requests for a meeting place which would

allow photographers to be acknowledged for their work, to have it peer appraised

with lively discussion and to learn from others in the group.


Unlike many Camera Clubs there are no competitions and each month there is a set

theme chosen by the group, the results of which are reviewed at each meeting.

We have regular talks and workshops covering technique, the history and range of

genres of photography and well known practitioners.


One of the aims of the group is for our work to be seen.

We have regular exhibitions - this year's took place in the

Southampton City Art Gallery - January to March 2017 and

we have our next planned for sometime during 2019.

We are also keen on the publication of self published photography books

and utilising Flickr and our own websites to display our work.

Our meetings take place on the last Thursday of every month.

The group is made up of very enthusiastic and prolific amateur photographers.

Absolute beginners can find their way with help and advice from those of us more knowledgeable 

and those with experience and skill can expand, find new creativity and direction away

from the sometimes limited range of ideas and genres available in traditional clubs.

 

For more information: If you would like to join the group or if you would like to be

added to our mailing list for a newsletter about our activities please send an email to:

info@photomills.co.uk