July 6th Martin Reece His recent photographic trip to New York, Yosemite and San Francisco

Review and photos by Mal Holmes

Thursday 06/07/17

Tonight saw the start of the Society’s ‘summer season’, in which the membership, still keep attending, but it is a more relaxed time, without the formal showings of lecturer presentations, so we focus more on the membership, to show their own work, taken in the past year. This year our main focus will be directed at themed evenings, for the membership to look at…. interpret… and produce images, for the following week, to generate discussion, and friendly critique… Thank to Simon R, for this great idea…

Tonight’s showing to get us in the mood for our run in to the summer, came from a greatly respected and past President of the Society…. Martin Reece. Martin has recently come back from a trip to the USA, incorporating an organised photographic experience, headed by the renowned professional photographer Mr. Paul Gallagher (always a favourite speaker to the Society’s Season).

Martin started his trip. in New York… On a personal note I found it so good to see ‘snaps’ from a reputable Society photographer, who knows what camera craft is all about, and therefore shoots with composition in mind, and this of course rewards the image taker, along with the educated viewer, with what can only be described as exemplar images, which could grave any a gallery wall…

Martin took us on a journey, from the statue of liberty, into the memorials of the world trade memorials, and the work the City’s Fire Fighters did (Martin is a retired Chief Firefighter himself)… some really emotive images were shown…. Martin then visited family in Portland / Oregon, before meeting the rest of team to go to Yosemite National Park (us scousers pronounce it Yossa-might)… Martin produced a set of outstanding images, many of which mirrored the work of Ansell Adams, but with Martin’s own hand and style over-printed on them… the resulting images and presentation was truly outstanding… A great night, from an ever popular member.

by Martin Reece

by Martin Reece

by Martin Reece

by Martin Reece

by Martin Reece

by Martin Reece

by Martin Reece

by Martin Reece