FAP:O 2.03 – Bookmaking

Hi all,

We had a great time this afternoon and, since some of you are recovering from the flu (and spared us the contact) I’m going to dump the recording here right away. There will be more notes when I get a chance.

  • Recording: FAP:O 2.03 Bookmaking (by Jake Morrison)
  • Next gathering: Sunday, December 22, 2 pm
  • Topic:  What are the influences that have changed your photography?

FAP:O 2.02 – Show and Tell

October 27th, 2019, 2 – 4 pm
The Green Door Restaurant

Seven of us met today at the Green Door and five of us brought stuff to show and talk about. It was a lot of fun and I think we all learned something. I know I did!

Attending were: Ralph Nevins, Peter Coffman, Diane Laundy, Bill McCloskey, Richard Perron, Irene Tobis and Jake Morrison.  

Sunday afternoon at the Green Door was quite comfortable. The sound level was much better than at our first meet on a Thursday night so I think I’ll continue with – the last Sunday of each month – for a while. Do let me know what you think of this.

The next meeting will be on a theme. I hope to hear from you about what themes you might want. I’ll announce the theme and definite date of FAP:O 2.03 within the next two weeks.

So, what happened today?

  1.   Jake showed a few prints from the last rehearsal of the dance that he has been following. He talked about some first steps in making a book about the making of a dance.
  2.  Ralph showed a 3D printed image of one of his B&W slit-scan print made  as a “lithophane”, He showed a back-lit print printed to about a quarter inch thick with relief printed in (not carved out). He also showed us his mock up of a new colour slitscan camera that he has developed.
  3. Diane presented her and Peter Coffman’s new book of prints with resulting poems – The House the Spirit Builds .  They let the poet (Lorna Crozier) pick from a DropBox full of images and the images that she wrote about became the image choices for the book. We had a great discussion about collaboration.
  4.   Peter presented his new/old project of “Gloss”.  “Gloss” describes the annotations in text that people do when critically reading.  “Gloss” also describes the pretty picture that he makes which is juxtaposed to text written within the image that challenges the Beauty with an inconvenient reality.
  5.   Irene presented her vegetable prints with a laminated asparagus print.

FAP:O 2.01 – David Barbour

FAP:O 2.01 – David Barbour

The first REVIVAL meeting of FAP:O was really fun. We had a great time with David Barbour at the Green Door Restaurant on September 19th.

We had ten people around the large plank table. The only problem was that the room was quite noisy. Thank goodness David has a strong voice!
David talked about his shift to including colour work in his personal work, driven by the look and feel of the Nikon D810 images. Here’s an example:

David’s exibit is on through November, 2019.

FAP:O 2.0 – the new beginning

Reviving FAP:O

I have shown my work at the Green Door Restaurant four times over the last 12 years. The picture above is from my most recent showing which ended in February 2019. During those shows I would occasionally sit with the sign “The Artist Is In” and people would stop and talk about the work. The most interesting conversations were with fellow photographers about what we were each up to at the time. It was FAP:O one-on-one.

After my last show I talked with the owers about programing the space for photography. We reached an agreement and the first photography show under my curation was hung last Monday, September 2nd, David Barbour’s “10 minutes ago“.

After almost four years I’m missing FAP:O! The Green Door has agreed to let us use the table pictured to meet (Jude’s table). They are hoping for our patronage so come with your appetites! There is no beer but the coffee is great,

FAP:O 2.0 with be a bit different. With the possible exception of the showing artist I will not be inviting speakers. I hope you will come with your current work in mind and in hand and I expect that that will be enough to keep us going. If not we’ll adapt.

I expect to meet monthly with a few breaks. Our first meeting will be on Thursday, September 19th, from 7 – 9:30 pm. David Barbour will join us.

I hope to see you there!

Jake Morrison
September 7, 2019