On 26th March 2013 I presented my talk ‘Urban Exploration to Fine Art: A Photographic Journey’ to the Aperture Woolwich Photographic Society in South East London, and for the first time since I have started presenting also took along my mounted ARPS panel to display as well. I realised that these prints were just sitting in my workroom not being seen by anyone, and as it is unlikely that I will frame any it suddenly became obvious that I should be showing them to other photographers, some of whom may well be interested in applying for Associateship with the RPS themselves. So although this meant that viewers were seeing the photos before I got to them about half way through my presentation, this didn’t seem to matter too much and I just went through them a bit quicker when they were projected on the screen.
This is a screengrab of the Aperture Woolwich blog page, advertising my talk to society members – looks good huh?
Below is a screengrab of a link on the Aperture Woolwich Facebook page, started by Michelle Beaumont and followed up with more great comments about my work and the presentation itself. It is so gratifying to me to receive this sort of feedback, I really appreciate people’s words and it always puts a huge smile on my face. Who would have thought a little while ago that ‘quiet and retiring’ Viveca could get up to speak in front of strangers without being a total nervous wreck? Not me for one! I believe that it is because I am so deeply passionate about my photography and what I do that it makes it the easiest thing in the world for me to lecture about it – I have enjoyed every single time that I have made this presentation (six to date) and can’t see myself tiring of giving it over and over again, as long as people still want to hear it. Thanks to everyone who has given me feedback on my work, last night and in the past – it really does mean a lot.