farewell, hello, eyesoup!

© eyesoup

It is with a little sadness that I find myself writing this post. Because this is the last post I will be writing for Cork Analogue Photographers. In it’s current form, we have decided to finish the group. Thanks to all who have supported us over the past few years, we really enjoyed the ride!

However, this is not of course the end. Like all endings, it’s just a new begining.

Without further ado, I’d like to introduce you to (drumroll!)  eyesoup.

Cork Analogue Photographers was set up back in 2008 by a group of friends with a shared interest in film photography. Though still friends, and lovers of film, times have changed, and we need to move on a bit.

These days smart phones have replaced compact cameras, and pretty much everybody is tweeting or FBing, tumblering or 500pxing. Photography and the sharing of photographs has become so easy an ubiquitous that even us diehard film heads are at it.

We’re not casting film aside, but we want to incorporate all of photography, instead of excluding the majority. We love photography in all it’s forms and just want more of it.

So we set up eyesoup.

We want eyesoup to become a little hub, a place to meet and chat, talk photography, and challenge each other. We will be running projects, online galleries, print exhibitions, talks, tutorials … big ideas! We don’t think we can do it alone, we’ll need help, and we’d love you to join in.

Film is still a big part of our future plans. There’s new darkrooms being opened in Cork at the moment, for the first time in years. We’ll be talking more about them soon. But photography and art is not about film or digital. It’s not about the camera. It’s about light, and it’s about seeing.

We’re still in our teething phase, and the website is in it’s infancy. So far I have imported the old CorkAP blog posts, and written this one. So please bear with us and check in again over the coming days and weeks.

And keep taking pictures!

- Rory

David Kronn at the Lewis Gluckman gallery

Photograph from the Lewis Glucskman website. Click to go to the site.

The Lewis Glucksman gallery in Cork is currently showing a selection of works from the collection of David Cronn. This exhibition was first shown at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) during the summer of 2011, and has been reworked by the curatorial team at the Glucksman. See the Glucksman website for more details.

We are planning a trip to see the exhibition on Sat 4th February. We’ll be meeting at 1pm at the main gate to UCC on Western Road. Anyone who wishes to join us is more than welcome. It would be great to meet some fellow Cork photographers!

- Rory

Kodak files for chapter 11

©Kodak

Kodak filed chapter 11 today. Writing has been on the wall for a while, but still a shock and sad to see it, particularly for those in the US.

It’s been all around the web today, but as usual Mike Johnston puts it very well on The Online Photographer.

- Rory

Monochrome Meath 2012 workshops

River Boyne & Tree © Monochrome Meath

Peter in Monochrome Meath sent me a list of some upcoming workshops today -

Here’s a quick list of workshops arranged for the first half of 2012.

Beginner’s Darkroom Workshop - 28th January – Trim, Co. Meath. – Cost €75

 

Colour Printing (RA4) - 18th February – Trim, Co. Meath. – Cost €75

 

Available Light Portrait Photography with Peter Evers. (Suitable for both film & digital users) – Date to be arranged for Dublin in March. – Cost €85

 

B&W Landscape Photography Weekend Workshop – 20th to 22nd April – The Burren, Co. Clare – Cost €185

 

B&W Infrared Film Photography Workshop – 26th May – Trim Castle & Bective Abbey – Cost €75

Full details can be seen here: http://www.monochromemeath.com/section366150.html

Regards,

Peter

www.monochromemeath.com

www.thephotoshop.ie

Worth checking out is you are looking for photography workshop over the next few months.

- Rory

The antidote to the tyranny of technology

Cal Anderson Park, Seattle © Michelle Bates

We like our toy cameras here at CorkAP (well not all of them), and today I came across an interesting link on Lenscratch to Holga Photographer Michelle Bates. There’s a link to an informative little video of her speaking at the TEDxRainier in Seattle.  Take a look at Michelle’s website for some Holga inspiration. Great stuff up there! Makes me want to get my Holga out again soon. It’s been too long!

- Rory

Kodachrome documentary

Nice little documentary about Kodachrome, the first colour film, which was discontinued in 2010. Worth 10 mins of your time

- Rory

Project 12: John Hough

© John Hough

© John Hough