Member Spotlight – Brittonie Fletcher

Brittonie Fletcher is currently teaching the Mordancage process at the Penumbra Foundation, NY.

Mordancage image by Brittonie Fletcher

With a passion for perfecting the chemical mix behind the alluring results of alternative processes, Brittonie Fletcher has introduced most of the group to techniques they had never even thought of trying .

Whilst in New York she has also discovered a gallery showing the Mordancage work of Jean-Pierre Sudre which is well worth enjoying on-line.

Dalkeith – Meet John Beaver

Photographer, inventor, and artist – John Beaver is currently teaching at Dalkeith Palace as part of the “Wisconsin in Scotland” initiative of the University of Wisconsin.

John Beaver and his work by B.Fletcher
John Beaver showing his work, by B.Fletcher

… sort-of inventions of what I call cyanonegative photography and ephemeral-process photography

John is the author of The Physics and Art of Photography – a three volume set of books detailing his photographic findings.

We have the opportunity to go out to Dalkeith to visit John on Monday the 22nd of July. The grounds of Dalkeith Palace are the perfect spot for a photowalk and picnic. Please email info@edinburghlofi.com to register interest. We will meet at 11am at Dalkeith Palace.

The LRT No.3 bus opporates on a roughly half hour schedule.

Member Spotlight – Olive Dean

Award winning photographer, Olive Dean finds creative insights in her beautifully tended garden. Working with natural UV from the sun she creates lumenographs, cyanotypes, cyanolumens and chemigrams.

Chemigram 1 photo by O.Dean
Chemigram by O.Dean
Sea and Sand Splash by O.Dean chemigram photo
Sea and Sand Splash, Chemigram
Chemigram 2 photo by O.Dean
Chemigram by O.Dean
Looping the loop a lumenograph by O.Dean
Looping the loop, lumenograph by O.Dean

Summer Outings 2019

Cove

The Sunday Summer Outings this year will be :-

  • 28th July – Lauriston Castle area.
  • 25th August – St Abbs and Cove – meet Cove Harbour Carpark 11am.
  • 29th September – Culross – meet Culross Car Park 11am.

Each outing will meet at 11am in the main car park.

Lauriston Castle is reached by the LRT Davidson’s Mains Buses:  21, 41
and Silverknowes Terminus Buses:  16, 27, 29, 37

In August and September we will car pool so if you need a lift or a willing to give someone a lift please let us know.

Lunch venue recommendations for these areas are sought!

WPPD 2019

Pinhole day 2019 photowalk – links and images.

Thanks to everyone who made it out on Sunday, great weather and company for producing a wide variety of pinhole images.

Group shot whilst having lunch at Crolla’s. One hour exposure on Illford MGFB paper in a 5×4 DIY box 0.38mm pinhole camera. E.Robson

Add your image from the day to pinholeday.org. Work must be submitted to them by 31st May to be included in the 2019 on-line exhibition. (Select Edinburgh LoFi in the gallery group option.)

Images added can be found in the Edinburgh LoFi Gallery

Email images in for our website at any time, we all want to see the cameras made and how the images made turned out. DIY instructions, tips and tricks used welcome.

See Ali’s and Donald’s images and cameras on their blogs.

Pinhole Image - From Musselburgh
Pinhole Image – From Musselburgh. Illford MGRC paper in a 5×5 DIY box 0.29mm pinhole camera A. Millar
Pinhole Vortoscope, Musselburgh. Kentmere 400 film, Olympus OM1n. D. Tainsh.
Pinhole Vortoscope, Musselburgh. Kentmere 400 film, Olympus OM1n. D. Tainsh.

And from Graeme via Flickr –

Musselburgh, GALAXY HYPER SPEED Direct Positive Paper, Karlos No.10, G. Pow

Pinhole Day 28th April 2019

This years pinhole photo walk will take us around historic Musselburgh.

We will meet outside the Brunton auditorium (Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA) at 10:30am and meander through the historic and modern parts, also taking in the river and shore. The LRT buses 26, 30 and 44 stop just outside the Brunton.

We will have a stop for coffee at 11:30am and then go on to lunch about 1:30pm.

Everyone is welcome and we will have plenty of spare cameras and advice for first time pinhole photographers. Please email if you have any questions.

Check out our other pinhole photography posts for inspiration and DIYs.

From pinhole day 2018

Donate a postcard to #TAE19

Call for Artists – Twitter Art Exhibit: EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND #TAE19

OPEN TO ALL PROFESSIONAL & AMATEUR ARTISTS WORLDWIDE WORKING IN 2D MEDIUMS

Visit their site to register and donate.

Benefiting Art in Healthcare https://www.artinhealthcare.org.uk/  
Opening daySaturday 11th May 2019 5:30pm-8:30pm at
Out of the Blue Drill Hall. The show runs from May 11th to May 13th, 2019 and thereafter sales will continue online

SUBMISSION DEADLINES:
Monday 29th April 2019  – to be included in the exhibition.
12th April to be included in the TAE19 Catalogue.

Almanac Exhibition

Events gone by in past years herald those forthcoming in the new. Edinburgh LoFi’s new members exhibition – Almanac – uses traditional, alternative and lomographic photographic processes to record the weather, tides, star paths, seasonal events of the past calendar and personal journeys.

Almanac

2nd March (Saturday) to 29th March (Friday) 2019

Art and Design Department,
Central Library,
George IV Bridge,
Edinburgh

http://edinburghlofi.com/news/exhibitions/almanac/

The exhibition at the Art and Design Library contains work by:
Alan Borthwick
Sheila Borthwick
Olive Dean
Brittonie Fletcher
Mandy Kerr
Ali Millar
Graeme Pow
Elaine Robson
Roddy Shippin
John Sumpter
and “Uncredited”.

The Edinburgh LoFi group was started nine years ago at the Beyond Words photography bookshop to promote and explore film photography at its most amazing. The group is now run collectively.

Almanac – Mandy Kerr