The Photowalk Network is our latest project.
We go on walks and take photographs to express our creativity and document our experience. Then we post details of our walks and the photos we’ve taken here, so that you can try the walks yourself.
We welcome you to tell us about your own photowalks that we can include here, sharing experiences for us all to enjoy.
In February 2016 we moved out of Burslem School of Art. We are changing our focus.
We are planning photowalks, workshops and pop-up exhibitions.
Burslem School of Art has now closed to the public. It has been taken over by Haywood Academy Sixth Form, who are repairing and refurbishing it. Burslem School of Art Trust have moved over the road in Queen St to the fabulous Wedgwood Institute front room. They are running a library, job club and exhibitions and events. The Institute will close in early 2017 for full restoration by the Princes Regeneration Trust.
PCNS celebrated International Pinhole Photography Day with a workshop where people gathered to make their camera from a box then take their photographs. Most attending hadn’t tried this before and it was pleasing to see children and young people attending with their parents and carers. It was a great lively day and thanks go for all the work put in voluntarily by members of PCNS who shared their skills.
Below are just a few photographs from the day and a small selection of the pinhole photographs. We look forward to seeing you in 2016 and at events coming up with PCNS throughout the year.
PCNS will be running a Pinhole Photography day on 26th April at Burslem School of Art from 11am to 1pm.
On Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day the Photographers Collective North Staffordshire will be holding a pinhole photography workshop. Bring along a container that can be made light tight. We will show you how to turn it into a camera and make your own images from it on paper negatives.
The cost will be £5
To book e-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org
Half Mile – Photographs of Tunstall by Tim Diggles
20th January until 20th March 2015
Half Mile brings together a small selection of photographs from projects Tim has been working on over the past two years. They are taken within the confines of his one-bedroomed flat or a half a mile radius of that flat.
A return walk within half a mile of his flat is roughly the limit to his physical abilities, this necessity has condensed his experience, the limitations allowing an intensity of seeing, exploring the often missed object, place, corner, colour.
Tim Diggles’ work is not commenting or judging, there is no statement being made or position taken. In his photography he is attempting to show what he is seeing, noticing, glancing out of the corner of his eye – the combinations of light, colour, form creating compositions where the content matters little.
Tim began taking photographs in 1970 at Leek School of Art, then did a degree in Fine Art at Cardiff College of Art. He has worked in the arts and as an artist since then.
His Half Mile exhibition includes 10 photographs from Flat Life, which is a completed series of 200 photographs, exploring the compositional possibilities of light and form within his one-bedroomed flat at different times of day and night. Many of the others are from his ongoing Streets project in which he is photographing all 122 streets, roads and lanes within a half-mile radius of where he lives. Tim’s interest lies not in those who live there but in what those people have done to their environment, the attempts to be individual, to show a front, to adapt what has been left by others. He finds most interesting walking along roads which are usually rushed along unseen, finding the places of interaction between the traveller and the static, the place where older paths are cut through and replaced by new. Where nature has retaken the battleground.
On 22nd February Tim will be leading a Photowalk in Tunstall going to some of the places featured in Half Mile, contact him on email@example.com for more details. A catalogue is also available view online or download at issuu.com/timdiggles/docs/catalogue, and on his blog you will find many more many more photographs and his writing at timdiggles.wordpress.com.
You also have a chance to WIN one of Tim’s framed prints by writing about one of the photographs! You can write a critique, make it part of a story, write about a memory it invokes, a poem, a description of what you are seeing, anything you like in any genre. Tim will select one entrant to receive a print. The deadline is Friday March 13th. To enter send your writing as an attachment or in the body of an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jenny Harper was awarded First Prize in the 2014 PCNS Open ‘Selfies’ with this photograph, Soul Meets Body. To find out more about Jenny’s work go to her site jennyharperphotography.com
Opening 10th November 2014 running until February 2015
Entries November 3rd and 4th at Burslem School of Art or by post.
The 2014 Open is for Selfies or to be a bit more formal Self Portraits. There will be three prizes of Amazon Vouchers the winner receiving £30!
Self Portraiture has been a feature in photography since the earliest days and today with millions of mobile phones a feature for people of all ages. So we want to see your self-portrait. It can be you on your own or with as many people as can fit in the frame. We want photographs with a maximum of 6″x4″ which means almost everyone will be able to enter and mounted on card or foamboard (that can be done by us at a charge of £2.50). Last year it was great to see the variety of work within such a small print size.
Welcome to the Photographers Collective North Staffs website.
The Photographers Collective is a group of photographers in North Staffs formed to support and provide resources for photographers in North Staffordshire. We aim to raise the profile of photographic activity in the area.
Our main activities are photowalks and workshops, and occasional exhibitions.
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