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Sven Evans: Cyanotypes


Haunting – evocative – otherworldly – extraordinary. 

If you see one photography exhibition this winter – see this one: Sven Evans’ exhibition of cyanotypes up in The Heritage Gallery in Oswestry this month. Cyanotypes were developed by the astronomer Sir John Herschel in 1842, and are a way of producing blue – cyan – coloured photographs, using the sun to create the exposure. The photographs are really extraordinary – both soft and crisp at the same time, unearthly and haunting.

This is a remarkable exhibition: the images themselves are exquisite – landscapes, flowers, ships, views of Brittany – rendered ghostly and not-quite-real by the cyanotype process. But the photographs are remarkable also for their technical accomplishment: Sven has revived an 180-year-old process, giving us an extraordinary insight into the artisanal skills and specialist knowledge of real photography.

These are photographs worth seeing – photographs as artefacts, not just pretty pictures on social media. Do yourself a favour when you’re in town for your Christmas shopping: stop by the Heritage Gallery and see the exhibition for yourself.

Sven Evans/Blue Moon Photography: Cyanotypes. Heritage Gallery, Oswestry – through December

Photo Expo at RADIO Cafe by Geoff Armitage

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Calling all Photographers!!

Marches Independent Photographers is a small diverse group who meet on Saturdays and on Tuesday evenings.  Our latest programme is below.  If you would like to join us or find out more, see our website http://www.mipgroup.org.uk or Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Marches-Independent-Photography-Group  or contact me on 01691 655804, email – hippos2000@gmail.com.

MIP Exhibition at Much Wenlock

Allan Davis for the MIP exhibition at The Edge, Much Wenlock.

Went to the Marches Independent Photography exhibition last night at The Edge Arts Centre in Much Wenlock with Geoff Armitage (MIP, Inside Out) and Jane Birdsell (MIP, BVA). It’s a bit of a trek for those of us around Oswestry, but if you can make the journey, the exhibition is well worth the effort. It’s an open exhibition for MIP members, with each member entering their own selection of their work. The result is a really diverse show, with an impressive range of styles and subject matter. All the MIP members are technically very proficient, which makes their choice of subject and point of view all the more interesting. The open format of the exhibition is real showcase for the group.

If you’re looking for a photography group that’s more than just a ‘camera club’, check out the MIP website. And if you’re heading Much Wenlock way, check out the exhibition at The Edge. The Arts Centre gallery is open Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm, on Farley Road, Much Wenlock.

photographic Exhibition

Marches Independent Photography

Marches Independent Photography is holding an exhibition of member’s work. We invite you to come and enjoy this, our fifth exhibition at:-
The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock
From 25th February until 15th April
We are a small informal group of photographers based around Shropshire and the Marches. All of the pictures on show have been selected by the person who produced them and not by a panel of judges. In this way we hope the exhibition reflects our aim of encouraging diversity and innovation alongside the development of classic photographic skills.
We welcome new members and visitors to any of our meetings.
Visit our website to see more of our work and news of meetings: http://www.mipgroup.org.uk

Limekiln sketching day

A super day was had by all thanks to Diana’s organization.  As I can’t sketch here is my ‘take’ on the day.

MIP on facebook

Marches Independent Photography (MIP)

MIP now has a Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Marches-Independent-Photography-Group/195011457243557?sk=info) so you can all check us out and follow our meetings and activities. Hope to see some of you at a meeting.


Observer New Review Photographs

This might be of interest to all the photographers in the group.

It’s the Observer New Review’s slideshow survey of twenty of the best photography exhibitions happening this month across Europe. UK exhibitions/galleries covered include the V&A’s New Photography Gallery and the exhibition “Frontline” at The King’s Place Gallery, London.

For details of the photos, plus links to information about the photographers, prizes, galleries and exhibitions, make sure to click the small “captions” option at the bottom lower right of the slideshow window. I spent a very enjoyable hour following links – and do take the Observer’s advice and watch the slideshow in “fullscreen” mode to see the photographs at their best.

Geoff Armitage with MIP at Theatre Severn

Marches Independent Photography

Studio A1 member Geoff Armitage is exhibiting with other members of Marches Independent Photography at Theatre Severn this month, from Feb. 3rd until April 3rd. Good to see a local arts group exhibiting in such a nice venue! I’m heading down to the exhibition next week, and definitely looking forward to it – Geoff’s photographs in the Heritage Gallery in Oswestry were excellent – and, of course, he’ll be taking part in our own exhibition, The Way, in July.

Metal Detector

Metallic Objects - Geoff Armitage, 2010

Feel like the cold, wet winter is closing in around you? Here’s a highly recommended afternoon’s diversion. Geoff Armitage has a small show of his photographs upstairs at The Heritage Gallery in Oswestry called “Metallic Objects”. Structure, texture – and some nice composition; all the photographs are of various – well, metallic objects, from rusted panels to gold statues. Take the opportunity to brighten up your day and head down to the Heritage Gallery for a look at the show – it’s on through December. Catch a preview on Flickr.

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