The latest focus group to be established within the club is the Street/urban group. We have a broad focus, encompassing everything from photographing people in the streets, to the buildings of our city. Our idea is to circulate links about a photographer of interest each month, so that we can have a look at their work and discuss when we meet.
The first meeting was held on Thursday 22nd July at Dog with two Tails. We had 8 members attend (plus a mini associate) which got the group off to a great start. Mark McGuire had shared links to the first photographer for discussion – Peter Black. Peter is a Wellington-based street photographer who has photographed social landscapes all over the world.
You can find Peter online via the following links:
- Photo Forum Video (11 min.): Peter Black: Part of the Landscape, By Wellington filmmaker Hans Weston
- Photo Book: Motel Life, by Peter Black, distributed by Bad News Books, published by Mary Macpherson’s MMM PHOTOBOOKS
Photos can have the magical ability to stop time and thus allow us to examine the world, but in the end the best of them become art – yet they remain as mysterious as a dream.Peter Black
After a good discussion around Peter’s work and the direction of our new group, it just remained for us all to grab our cameras and hit the streets ourselves.
The next meeting will be 11am Thursday 19th August at Dog With Two Tails, and all are welcome. The photographer of focus this month is Vivian Maier. If you would like to join the mailing list to receive links and updates, please email Melanie.