Let There Be Light – Part 2

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.

G Lyall

Part 1 – April 2020

https://edinburghlofi.com/exhibitions/2020/lettherebelight/part1/

Part 1 – THE GALLERY IS OPEN (Click to enter)

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.

J Rowan

Part 2 – August 2020

https://edinburghlofi.com/exhibitions/2020/lettherebelight/part2/

A selection of images, both newly made and from our unexhibited archives, exploring life as it is now in this “new normal” and the life that we miss in these novel times.

Members projects will go up daily and a catalogue will be available for download on August 31st.

Part 2 – THE GALLERY IS OPEN (Click to enter)

Cameraless

June’s online exhibition features Cameraless prints including photograms, lumens, chemigrams and alternative processes.

Pansies – Lumen by Olive Dean

Cameraless Gallery (Click to enter)

Strips – Photogram by Elaine Robson

New work will be added over the month so please check back to see how the gallery evolves.

In An Instant

May’s Online Exhibition features work by Sheila Borthwick, Ali Millar, Chris Osborne, Mandy Kerr, Roddy Shippin and Elaine Robson.

Polaroid – A Millar

Vintage Polaroids, new OneStep film, Instax Squares, and hybrid images from the Polaroid Lab and Zink instant printers.

Lab Polaroids – Chris Osborne

Lifts, composites, chemical fogs and other diverse techniques are on display.

Polaroid Lift – The Angels of History – Roddy Shippin

In An Instant Gallery (Click to enter)

June’s virtual exhibition will be Cameraless

Let There Be Light – Part 1

THE GALLERY IS OPEN (Click to enter)

As we celebrate all things pinhole photography in the month leading up to Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day on the Sunday the 26th of April our exhibition opens online! New work will be added each day.

Let There Be Light is inspired by the motto carved above Edinburgh Central Library‘s main doors. Carnegie insisted this was placed above the entrance to every library he funded and the motto is as suitable for illumination through learning as it is for photography, a medium designed to record light.

While we are sad that our photographic prints can not be viewed as physical objects at this time we hope to bring them to you at a later date as Part 2 of this exhibition, which is tentatively scheduled for August 2020.

Day 1 features Graeme Lyall who “tried to take photographs with light when it was dark”, working through the winter wind, rain and sleet, to make beautiful portraits of classical Edinburgh.

RBGE Palm House Pinhole 2020 Graeme Lyall

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

Dundee and Tentsmuir

Wonderful weather for our final Summer Sunday photography outing of 2018.

We started under the Tay Bridge –

Tay BridgeBefore crossing to see the new V&A and having our usual modest lunch in Dundee city center!

 Victoria and Albert Museum Dundee

We rounded off the day by visiting Tentsmuir Forest and Beach for some seawater cyanotypes and exploration.

Tentsmuir beachShell CyanotypeRazor shell and seaweed cyanotype detailClam shell and seaweed cyanotype detail

 

Our next regular 2nd Tuesday monthly meetingĀ  is on the 9th of October, everyone welcome. Bring your Russian Cameras and prints as it it Red October all month.