Traditional, alternative and lomographic photography 2020 group show.
Planning the exhibition in 2019 we based the work around the ideas of enlightenment and our gratitude to being able to access the public library network. As events unfolded in 2020 and the physical exhibition was postponed we began to consider the effect the pandemic has had upon our photographic practices and how it is important to question and appreciate that which we took for granted.
As our April exhibition was postponed we decided to celebrate pinhole photography online by showing a selection of photographs taken before lockdown began. (Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day occurs each year on the last Sunday in April http://pinholeday.org/ )
From cardboard boxes with actual “pin holes” to expertly jointed wooden craft pieces with precision drilled plates the variety which can be acheived with the simplest of cameras always inspires us to see the world around us in a new light as we slowly wait for an exposure to be made.
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.
2nd March (Saturday) to 29th March (Friday) 2019
Art and Design Department, Central Library, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh
We will be having a festive print swap at our next meeting on December 11th. Bring one photographic print no bigger than A4 to be randomly swapped on the evening. An anonymising envelope will be provided.
Also find out the results of the “loo-men” experiments!
World Press PhotoWe will be meeting in the exhibition to have a look round at 11am on Tuesday 14th August. The exhibition is free but please remember that you have to pass through the Parliaments security (no scissors!) to get in.
We will discuss the exhibition over a coffee afterwards. Everyone welcome.
(Remember due to the festival there will be no regular monthly meeting at Spoon this month.)
The results of those from the group who have submitted to pinholeday.org can be found in the Edinburgh LoFi Gallery
Work must be submitted to them by 31st May to be included in the 2018 on-line exhibition. (Select Edinburgh LoFi in the gallery group option.)
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 welcome.