Our season of guest speakers hit unprecedented heights on Monday evening when we were entertained by the self-taught, fine art photographer, Neil Hulme. Neil introduced members to his all-encompassing passion for photography, red wine and malt whisky with an entertaining mix of comic anecdotes, intriguing, practical insights into his camera and digital darkroom craft, and his rich gallery of long exposure, mono images. Neil’s work has a strong signature, driven by his desire to share with others his unique response to familiar and often mundane natural and man-made, structures and places.
His images engage and surprise by revealing hidden beauty. They are thoughtfully constructed, contemplative, otherworldly, and hugely inspirational. Neil’s visit to Lancaster Photographic Society will live long in the memories of its members and will, undoubtedly, influence and enrich their work and working methods, both in the field and in the digital darkroom.