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LSP Newsletter #34

March 2015 – Newsletter #34

Hello all! We hope you are doing well and taking lots of photos. The weather is still chilly but the days are getting longer and we can only be pleased as that means MORE AVAILABLE LIGHT!

This past month was dense with courses and events. We ran two Masterclasses and want to thank Mike Roles and Sue Atkinson for accepting our invite and in particular all the participants who attended the events.

The assignment this month is on Fine Art Photography. To get your creative juices going and get inspired, you can read an article by LSP founder Antonio Leanza about the subject and view the Pinterest board we have created. (You’ll find the links below). You can then send us your images for a chance to win an Evening Workshop.

We are grateful for everyone who keeps following and supporting us, please never stop to send us your feedbacks on courses and events so that we’ll be able to improve and meet all your requests.

We are also presenting a new winner for the ‘Food and Texture’ contest and a new exhibition review. So get comfy and read on!

JANUARY WINNER: KAROLINA WIERCIGROCH
Congratulations to Karolina Wiercigroch who wins the February Assignment #33 
‘Food and Texture’. Her photo with prawns caught our eye immediately!
As she says in her description ‘All dishes were cooked, styled, photographed and eaten by me’. We hope the taste was as good as the looks, they surely made us hungry.
Karolina wins an Open Date Voucher to attend an Evening Workshop at LSP (worth £295). Workshops included are: Evening Digital Photography Levels 1 and 2, Creative Photography, Career Coaching, Photoshop and Lightroom.
March’s Assignment is published below and the deadline to submit your images is the27th of March. The winner will be announced on our April Newsletter.

Keep up the good work and continue experimenting!

For queries about Newsletter and Contest: newsletter@londonschoolofphotography.net

Andreas Gursky: “The Rhine II” (Der Rhein, II)

ASSIGNMENT+TIP #34   FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY

Following the thought provoking Masterclass in Fine Art Photography at LSP, we would like to ask you make an image that closely relates to this genre this month.
Or better, your own interpretation of it.
Portraits, nudes, close-ups, landscape, geometric and abstract photography can all fall into this category.
If we look for definitions in dictionaries and encyclopaedias, we might end up more confused than we started, but it is generally accepted that Fine Art Photography is “decor photography,” “photo decor,” or “wall decor,” and this “involves large photos that can be used as wall art”.

To get you inspired, Antonio shares his thoughts about the subject on this Article.
You might even have images that can be considered Fine Art hiding somewhere and don’t even know it.

In any case, we hope you enjoy the read and the making of Fine Images.

You can also take a look at our Pinterest Board

Please submit your photos here (A maximum of 3 images per person) 

Deadline: 27th of March.



EXHIBITION REVIEW

Now 86 years old, but with the same passionate curiosity about the world that he had as a young man, William Klein is exhibiting his unique Abstract Photography at Hackelbury Fine Art Gallery in London.

This very particular and unique body of work grew out of experiments he did with long exposures and it is, in my view, simply breathtaking.

Artist, film-maker, street & fashion photographer, William Klein also designed his books, and he is best-known for being the antithesis of Henry Cartier-Bresson.

A rebel with a cause.

“I liked Bresson’s pictures, but I didn’t like his scripture and set of rules on photography.
So I reversed them. I thought his view that photography must be objective was nonsense. Because the photographer who pretends he’s wiping the slate clean in the name of objectivity doesn’t exist.”

Klein has never been interested in photographs that just tell a story; his first interests as a photographer were abstract art and graphic design. He studied fine art in Paris and attended the studio of Fernand Léger, a forerunner of pop art.

In whatever medium he expressed himself, he managed not only to transcend the ordinary but to cut through the well established traditions of visual representation.
Dorothy + Big White Circle, Paris, 1962 Dorothy shooting light from hip, Paris, 1962 Dorothy + light newspaper, Paris, 1962

“I have always done the opposite of what I was trained to do… having little technical background, I become a photographer. Adopting a machine, I did my utmost to make it malfunction. For me, to make a photograph was to make an anti-photograph.” 

I have always loved his work, I find him not only inspiring, through his artwork, he gives us a window  and view of photography that is full of possibilities and powerful ways to express ourselves visually. 

Antonio Leanza

 


Hackelbury Fine Art Exhibition Preview

3 March – 11 April 2015

Hackelbury Fine Art

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TOP PAGE IMAGE: Paris, Dorothy juggling white light balls. 1962 William Klein

You might want to keep an eye on our Instagram page

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We regularly post snapshots and backstage photos of our workshops as they happen!