The Phorum




May 31st 2018
Nursling Village Hall SO16 0XH
This month’s theme FOUR proved to be a winner for taxing our imagination…
Thanks Trevor!
Please see some of our attempts here:
We we’re unable to see Mike’s photographs due to a Macintosh error..
(becoming a normal feature of Apple!) so his images are here:
Way off theme but wonderfully touching shots.
We started the evening with a brief talk about the photography of Irving Penn.
A recent exhibition “Centennial” in the C/O gallery in Berlin rekindled my passion 
for his work which I discovered in about 1967 when I was a student.
Really worth a look - keep an eye on exhibitions in Britain over the next year as 
the exhibition will almost certainly find its way here at some point.
These are definitely worth a look if you’re in London:
Jaques Henri Lartigue (thanks Mary) at the Michael Hoppen Gallery:
Photography and abstraction at the Tate Modern:
Masao Yamamoto at the Atlas gallery
Locally - 
The RPS Documentary Group (Southern Region) has a show starting on 
June 16th in the Southampton Art Gallery (Mon - Sat - - til Saturdays.)
The theme is the local “Coast”.
And Hilary Flaxman and Rob Snellgrove have a small show in the Coffee house 
of the St Andrew’s Church, Beaulieu Rd, Dibden Purlieu till 28th July. It’s open - Tuesday to Saturday.
Our next theme is: NEGATIVE SPACE.  (thanks Roy).
Negative space is often ignored but constitutes a large part of composition.
Anyone who went to art college will remember the revelation that
the understanding of this brings to the way we see things.
It’s a bit like dark matter - you can’t see it but it’s a big chunk of the universe.
A big welcome to Mary who joined us from Viewfinders of Romsey and to 
Anthony from Parkstone Club (sorry you couldn’t make the meeting and hope to see you next time).
Phil Burner of the Titchfield Group has suggested a combined effort around the idea of offering
guidance in photographic technique to the public at the Bursledon Brickworks when it has
open days. It would also be a great day out anyway for those who just want something a touch
more interesting to photograph. 
(Giving others a bit of guidance can really enhance your own photography.)
More on this as it develops.
Our next Meeting will be on 
June 28th 2018 at 7.30pm in the 
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

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