My second presentation follows on from my first – ‘Urban Exploration to Fine Art: A Photographic Journey’ – in which I will discuss my use of an iPhone to take photographs, leading up to the separate challenge of illustrating a book of poetry and prose entitled ‘Star Blossom’, in which my images become more abstract and in some cases a little surreal, utilising multiple layers, textures and double exposures, whilst using the written words as inspiration.
The use of camera phones is on the rise, as the quality of cameras integrated into these devices improves exponentially, and this happened to coincide with my quest to find a new way to express myself from a photographic perspective. In early 2012 I purchased an iPhone based specifically on reviews enumerating the high quality of the camera, and also on the volume of available photography apps for shooting and processing photographs.
During this time I experimented with the phone camera, almost to the exclusion of my DSLR, and shot many photographs in the square format that I have always loved but using lo-fi/creative camera apps. Also in 2012 I was also commissioned to create photo illustrations for a book of poetry and prose written by my uncle Fergus Chadwick, who saw some of my previously published Blurb books and wanted the same for his latest work. The talk will feature all 51 images from the book and I will describe their inspiration and method of creation.
About Viveca Koh FRPS
I am a self-taught Fine Art photographer, and I see potential images everywhere around me, often things that many seem to miss or simply pass by. Abandoned buildings are a passion of mine, as are the details of places that attract my eye, the minutiae that collects in hidden corners, the small parts of bigger things that are fascinating in their own right. I enhance many of my photographs with texture layers and overlays, experimenting with digital double exposure, using old documents that I have collected to add a different dimension to the work in question.
In 2014 I was awarded a Fellowship Distinction by the Royal Photographic Society, and I am a member of the RPS Visual Art Group and Digital Imaging Group, Honorary Secretary of the former, Assistant Editor of the Visual Art Group Magazine and a Friend of the London Salon of Photography. I have exhibited in a number of venues, and all my photographs are sold as signed numbered Limited Edition Giclée prints.
Viveca’s fee for this talk is £95.00, plus the full cost of fuel and mileage at 45p per mile (in line with current PAGB guidelines), to your Club/Photographic Society from her home in South London with overnight accommodation requested for travel above 50 miles.
The presentation will be presented on a laptop connected to your projector, contains 187 slides, most of these being photographs, and fits within a two hour time frame including a 10-15 minute tea break. Her FPRS panel of 20 mounted prints will also be available for viewing if required.
For initial inquiry please email Viveca at email@example.com or telephone 07956 517 524
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15th April 2014 – Northfields Camera Club
21st May 2014 – Hampton Hill Photographic Society
5th June 2014 – Richmond and Twickenham Photographic Society
4th September 2014 – Smethwick Photographic Society
2nd October 2014 – Enfield Camera Club
8th October 2014 – Bristol Photographic Society
31st October 2014 – Eastbourne Photographic Society
13th November 2014 – East Grinstead Camera Club
14th January 2015 – Beckenham Photographic Society
16th January 2015 – Selsdon Camera Club
20th January 2015 – Ashford Camera Club
29th January 2015 – Malden Camera Club
11th February 2015 – Muswell Hill Photographic Society
13th February 2015 – Saffron Walden Camera Club
23rd February 2015 – Princes Risborough Camera Club
30th March 2015 – Potters Bar & District Photographic Society
8th May 2015 – Kingston Camera Club
21st May 2015 – Hampton Hill Photographic Society
19th November 2015 – Croxley Camera Club