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Photobook Group March 2017

The next meeting of the Photobook Group will be at the Checkpoint Cafe at 11am on Tuesday March 21st.

It’s a small, informal gathering. Just bring one Photobook to discuss with the Group while you have a cup of coffee.

The meeting is usually over by 12 noon.

March 2017 – Transformation

The next DCC meeting will be on March 2nd 2017 at Stills.

Doors open at 6.30pm for 7pm start.

The theme is Transformation.

 Possible interpretations could include:

transformation of yourself,

transformation of your neighbourhood;

or transformation of the world into a really scary place.

As usual you should bring one or more printed photographs, to be displayed on the wall.

You should be prepared to say a few words to explain the idea behind your image.

New attendees are very welcome. The DCC does not have a formal membership structure. Attendees are asked to make a £3 donation (to Stills) on the night.

Themes for 2017

List of Camera Club Themes. 2017


We thought it would be useful to set out a whole year’s themes in advance.

We’ll still send a reminder every month, but this way you can keep future themes in mind when you make your photographic excursions.


January 12th Open (No set theme)
February 2nd Night Life
March 2nd Transformation
April 6th Reflection
May 4th Conflict / Protest
June 1st Sculpture / Sculptural
July 6th Lost and Found
August 3rd Happiness
September 7th The Thing Itself
October 5th Escape
November 2nd Paradox
December 7th Open (No set theme)

Spare themes (suggested but not yet scheduled):




The themes in heavy type are agreed. Other themes are provisional, but will be confirmed two months in advance. For example the May theme will be confirmed at the March meeting.

In general, there will not be an introductory talk, just general chat, and discussion of the images you bring along. Some months we might have a guest speaker. If so we’ll let you know in advance.


January 2017 – Open

January 2017 meeting

The next club meeting will be at Stills on Thursday 12th January. ( Note that this is the second Thursday in January).

The theme is open.

Just bring along some photos that you have taken recently, or talk about a project that you are working on.

The meeting will start at 7pm. Try to arrive between 6.30pm and 7pm so that we can start on time.

November 2016 – Re-creation

The next Democratic Camera Club will take place on Thursday 3rd November at 7pm at Stills.

The theme is ‘Re-creation/Re-staging’, which will be introduced by R. Eric Swanepoel. Eric explains as follows:

“Re-staging/re-creating old photographs is extremely popular, to judge by social media. Typically adults re-create childhood photographs, posing as they appeared as infants or children. While many of these attempts are humorous, some are poignant commentaries on ageing and the way relationships change with time.

Another popular genre is the re-creation of well-known works of art (e.g. paintings, street art and album covers) in photographic form. Such photographs range from the merely humorous to the extremely creative and artistic, and several make political points, be these environmental or political. Tom Hunter’s work provides an excellent example of social commentary, while Bill Gekas uses a single child model to re-create/re-stage many famous paintings. Nick Stem has re-created/re-staged several of Banksy’s iconic works.

Of course, simply photographing particular scenes from the same viewpoints they were photographed from many years previously is also popular, though arguably not particularly interesting from an artistic point of view.

Arguably, the best examples of re-creation/re-staging tick several of the boxes mentioned above, while also being technically excellent.

We shall look at some examples of re-creation/re-staging, with an emphasis on the first two broad categories. The presentation will conclude with an imaginative music video illustrating one of the categories.

After the break, attendees are invited to present their own works on the theme, as usual.”

Please donate £3 directly to Stills to help them maintain their facilities for our use.

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