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Street Photography at it's best.

Our Meeting on Thursday 31 st January 2019 was an excellent insight into Miles Gomme’s (aka JamesRuderford when exhibiting his photographs) approach to Street Photography. He provided us with information on the variety of cameras he has used and continues to use (including film) to capture his shots, sometimes at very ‘close quarters’. His project ‘Plug In – Plug Out’ centred around capturing people on their mobile phones in a variety of places. His ability to capture the moment in his projects includes the techniques he described as ‘fishing’ or ‘hunting’ for the frame to evolve.

Through Miles’ slideshows he provided further insight into the thought processes and setting up required to get the shot. He mostly uses black and white but will use colour if it is a defining and

creative feature within his composition. It was a pleasure to see the results of his three year project and we were all grateful that Miles shared his experiences and expertise with us. I look forward to seeing the results of Miles’ future projects and feel enthused to try out this aspect of photography for myself, although having the ‘nerve’ and audacity is something I may need to work on! The alternative of being ‘Busted’ is a bit disconcerting!

Miles exhibits and sells his photographs as James Ruderford and also has an interest in nature and landscapes and shared a few of these with us too. The ‘Heron from above’ was a wonderful

photograph and a topic for discussion.

You can check out Miles' work at his Facebook page James Ruderford


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