Andy Martin: After Dark – Night Photography on Film
Andy Martin’s first lecture at Durham PS, thanks to Julian Harrop, was in 2012 when he was still working at Beamish Living Museum of the North. Then followed his ground breaking talk last year. This time, the work he showed was from his Sunderland and night photography projects, mostly Velvia and black and white film in cameras ranging from Agfa Isolette, to Hasselblad, to 5×4, to plate cameras and included a stunning digital time lapse sequence from “This is Sunderland”. Quite simply, it was one of the best nights we’ve had! Paul Ritchie described his night photography, of industrial grime and dereliction, as having elegance and beauty with an edgy quality … and the time lapse films having a mesmerising, disturbing quality that was magical, inspired and so, so different
Martin, who by day works in I.T., has several excellent websites including:
An online portfolio site, MARTINTYPE here
“This is Sunderland” is here
The Silver Sunbeam site is here
He’s also on Instagram @martintype
38th Northern Counties International Salon of Photography: results on line
Well done Angy Ellis, Tony Mearman, Mark Pethridge and Neil Maughan – all had acceptances in our prestigious local International. Full results are on the NCPF website here
The Assignment #61 Streets of Brass gallery has been posted on the Assignments page which is now in Galleries here
Assignment Preston Park Museum and Grounds took place on Saturday. Print review meeting will follow soon, date tba. Meantime, send your 8 digital images to David Forster asap
SNAP n CHAT #8
Latest is to Heugh Battery Museum Wednesday 18th October
Latest DPS Exhibitions: Durham Town Hall
Right in the heart of Durham City – Mike Boult is organising two. The 1st will be set up on Monday 9th October and be on for the rest of the month. The other is themed Into the Light to tie in with Lumiere Durham during November.
Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk
There will be a Durham walk as part of the official Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk 7th October and it will be led by our own Tony Mearman. Don’t miss being part of this global opportunity. To find out more and sign up, see earlier NewsBlog here
Next Digital Night
Wednesday 4th October, it will be studio based. Space is limited so Digi Night regulars will have first call. Dave Murrell is organising
Print Secretary vacancy
Put something back and enjoy the huge benefits of volunteering! Speak to Peter Walton to find out more
NCPF Lecturers List – you could be on it!
This is one of the main ways that club programme secretaries can contact potential visiting lecturers from the NCPF circuit. The list is currently being updated. Any DPS member that would like to be on the list can contact Mike Boult in the first instance (address in the back of your printed programme)
NCPF Judge Recruitment Seminar
The NCPF Judges Subcommittee is looking to adding to its current list of Judges at Club level and to this end will hold a recruitment seminar at CLARA VALE COMMUNITY CENTRE on Sunday the 25th February 2018 between 10am and 4pm. (click here to download form)
The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 31st January 2018.
More information is in the News/Events section of the NCPF website here
Next closing date is for Digital and George Samuel Trophies 26th October and, finally in the 2017 season, Valente Cup 2nd November
This weekend: Masham Sheep Fair and Muddy Mayhem, Hardwick Park. Mike Boult’s Hot Dates page has links here
Next Meeting: Thursday 5th
We welcome Ian Weldon with Photography at Weddings – not about wedding photography, although Ian has an international reputation as one, but more about hilarious, inspired, candid, street style photography at weddings. Don’t miss!
Pictured: Muddy Mayhem, Hardwick Park