However, his advice was very relevant and helpful to those of us (I mean me) plodding through a pedestrian approach to a beginning, middle and end of literal images. He showed us intriguing fragments and hints of subject matter, preferring to tease and engage the viewer with surprises, ambiguity and unanswered questions. He talked of the impact of studying the work of Alex Webb, Nico Economopoulos, Alex Soth, Don McCullen and Steve McCurry and many more. And how presentation of our work should depend on the intent, purpose and audience we have in mind. And how the analogy of musical flow helps shape his projects.
We spread out our work in progress for Mark to comment on and advise: he has agreed to judge the competition in February and we look forward to his concise and constructive feedback, after we have tried to take on board his very encouraging and thought provoking advice.
Our thanks to Mark Phillips for this wonderful summary of his advice and guidance (left).
Further thanks to John Murray for giving us a timely reminder that entries for the Hands across the Sea Competition with the Camera Club of Hendersonville in North Carolina are needed by October 31st, and to Richard Eyers for his picture (above).