Royal Photographic Society Associate Panel
I was delighted to be informed in March 2018 that I had been awarded an Associate Distinction by the Royal Photographic Society. This involved submitting a panel of fifteen prints in the “Fine Art” category for assessment against the criteria set by the Royal Photographic Society.
The Society’s distinctions are internationally respected and sought-after by professional and amateur photographers. Over 1000 applications for Licentiateship, Associateship and Fellowship are made each year with about 60% success. The Society takes great care in maintaining standards and in promoting excellence amongst photographers.
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STATEMENT OF INTENT
Since childhood I have always loved trees. Now in retirement I like to spend my time photographing the seasonal changes that occur among our trees and woodlands and to produce a more personal vision rather than simply show the places I have visited.
The intention of my panel is in part, to show the woodland scenes that have inspired me. My main aim however, is to try to share the wonder and emotion I feel among trees and to portray these places in a way that others may see only in their memories or imagination.
My challenge was to do this through the medium of black and white without the distraction of colour, relying on tone, form and contrast to evoke a mood or feeling in the viewer.