The theme is ‘Hidden Edinburgh (or your area)’ – bring along one or two prints or just come along for the discussion.
New members are always welcome to join us for the evening and find out more.
For anyone new to the group, the Democratic CC (Democratic Camera Club) is a group of artists and photographers from across central Scotland who meet monthly in Edinburgh to provide inspiration and thoughtful feedback to members.
The Democratic CC’s interest is in the images, the ideas and the responses they provoke – technical chat is kept to a minimum! There is no requirement to become a ‘member’ and no fee to come along (apart from the cost of a drink).
The next couple of meetings coming up are:
Tues 4th June: ‘Transition’
Tues 2nd July: Open Night
Suggestions please for themes and activities for the second half of the year!
This months topic is Darkness – apt for this time of year in Scotland.
Photographers like Brassai and Bill Schwab used artificial light and the effects of swirling fog to great effect depicting the urban environments of Paris and Michigan. Others have painted light into the darkness such as Susan Hillbrand and Jozef Sedlak or used low-key techniques to great effect like Arnold Newman. Perhaps the most important photographs of darkness though are those which shine the light on the dark heart of society and lead to reform as per Lewis Hine‘s work exposing child labour practices and campaigning for reform.
Our next meeting is at the Outhouse from 7pm on Wednesday the 3rd of October. This months theme is “Empty”. Be inspired by the sudden quiet after the fringe, Eggleston’s empty America or interpret one of the words many definitions –
containing nothing; not filled or occupied.
(of words or a gesture) lacking meaning or sincerity.