20/02/2022 Vocal Point

Vocal Point 20/02/2022

Hi all

What a week of dramatic weather we have had. Let’s hope you all topped on your “weather” shots for the upcoming set subject print competition. It’s always great to see the range of interpretation for these competitions, and this one should be no exception.

Last Tuesday we had our set subject “Making Tracks” PDI competition with a high standard of entries, well done to everyone who participated.

Please don’t forget that we have our print exhibition at Bromsgrove Library coming up for the month of March. We have received a large number of prints from 18 members, but we are looking for more. We would like to represent as many members as possible. The deadline for submission is this Tuesday evening so please bring them along. If you cannot make it, then please contact me and they can be dropped off at our house.

For something completely different, don’t miss this weeks presentation by Lucinda Grange “Outside The Lines”. Lucinda is an extreme photographer with many international exhibitions to her name. Her images definitely take photography to another level and I would recommend that you visit her website to whet your appetite for Tuesday. It really is a coup to get someone of this calibre coming to Bromsgrove (well done Jan). Visit http://www.lucindagrange.com/

Lucinda Grange is an award-winning English adventure photographer, currently split between New York City, Zurich and North-East England. She has travelled the world, scaling some of the tallest and most iconic structures and buildings. Amongst her list of climbs is the Great Pyramid, Firth of Forth Rail Bridge and the Chrysler Building. Lucinda has been published by MoMA, the BBC, New York Post, The Independent, The Guardian and exhibited in the Museum of London and the National Football Museum but to name a few. 

Lucinda uses photography as a means of self expression, to identify with the more obvious and hidden aspects of her character. She believes that a person is defined by their actions and choices, and are therefore defined by the environments they choose to put themselves in. This explains why Lucinda records her own surroundings, photographing the people and places she chooses to have around her.

Lucinda records social documentary in an unusual manner, sometimes alienating herself to do so, resulting in angst and solipsism. Beauty, fragility and fear are all present and tangible within the work. Lucinda’s approach to documentary photography utilizes high points within the landscape, it has been said that her images ‘challenge the viewer to reconsider the environment they find themselves in.’

See you all on Tuesday.

Best wishes


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