Otley Camera Club: Linda Bembridge “Abstract with a bit of landscape”, Thursday 10th November 2022

On Thursday evening, 10th November, Otley Camera Club’s speaker will be Linda Bembridge, an accomplished photographer who has been awarded Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society as well as the award for Excellence by the Federation Internationale De L’Art Photographique.

“My approach to photography continues to evolve as I learn more about what inspires me. Using a combination of in-camera techniques focusing on blending and colour shifts I photograph any scene which attracts my attention. I do not limit myself to subject or place arbitrary restrictions around processing techniques. I will happily devote time to editing images if I feel I can communicate more clearly. I play with tones, shape and colour if I feel the result will be more exciting.

My goal is to use my camera frame as a means by which to pull the viewer out of a logical and recognisable world into a space which feels more alive and joyful. I am drawn to shapes, colour and rhythm while I strive to connect with the chaos that surrounds us. My work varies from representational to abstract, and I move between the two continually.  Every image I produce is part of my journey to find my creative voice, each has its place and its own story to tell.”

Any members of other camera clubs wishing to join OCC for this talk over Zoom can do so by going to our website www.otleycameraclub.net and clicking on the Events tab. There you’ll find a notice for this event, with ticketing by PayPal at £5 per person. After a ticket has been purchased, you’ll receive the Zoom login details closer to the date from our secretary. Thanks very much.