BARRY Camera Club had a special guest on Friday, October 13.

Harry Gardiner from Tenby delivered a presentation he called Art and Photography - Vision and Reality. Harry is an artist who uses painting and pastels as well as photography in his work. It was a fascinating talk and far from unlucky, considering the date. He took members on a whistle stop tour of art, starting with the cave paintings of ancient man and taking in Michelangelo, Goya, Turner, Renaissance and abstract work along the way. He used their work to illustrate how artists used perspective and composition in a variety of ways, how this changed over time and how they manipulated reality to create their art. He invited members to consider what this might mean for photography and how, in turn, photography has influenced the way in which other art forms were created. He took members out of a purely pictorial form of photography with the aim of encouraging and thinking of other ways of ‘seeing’. All of this presented in a humorous and engaging style, full of enthusiasm. A good night was had by all.

Barry Camera Club meets at St Francis Millennium Centre, Porth-y-Castell, Barry Garden Suburb, Barry, CF62 6NX every Friday evening from 7pm to 9.30pm.

The very friendly organisation welcomes new members of all experience and skill levels and all can o attend with no obligation to join.

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