London Alternative Photography Collective First Tuesday Talk

Talk and Presentation by MIKE CRAWFORD  as well as 
TOBY DEVESON in conversation with FRASER MILES 

Mike Crawford will present a talk on his series, Nocturnes, which explores the city in twilight. Much of the work is abstract and multilayered, using reflections and shadows to suggest stories within a story. Other images are purposely diffused, unwanted detail subdued to leave shape and form.  Shot in a variety of locations on 35mm, the work is unified by the litho process. Printed on discontinued and outdated paper, the contrast and colour of the photographs are intensified and the texture and grain enhanced. Mike’s talk will consider the influences behind the work, his use of lith printing for this particular series as well as a historical review on the process.
Toby has been taking black and white photographs since 1989, always using an old Nikkormat and the same 24mm lens he ‘borrowed’ from his father over twenty years ago.  Whether he is photographing landscapes or people, Toby approaches his work in the same way, moving through his environment surprisingly quickly. Always watching and absorbing, constantly experimenting with framing and composition. Toby is currently exhibiting “West of the Sun” at Silverprint.


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