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  • London Independent Photography is a community organisation of photographers from different backgrounds and levels of expertise who wish to develop their individual approach to photography. The group was founded in 1987 as an informal gathering of like-minded photographers, and has since grown to over 600 members. Not-for-profit and run by member volunteers, LIP comes together to offer a programme of workshops and talks, and to produce an annual group exhibition. www.londonphotography.org.uk

    The magazine for London Independent Photography is published three times per year with the aim to showcase members’ work and to engage readers in a wider dialogue concerning diverse approaches to photography. It is funded entirely by annual membership fees, contains no advertising and is free to members.

    Membership Annual Subscription: £24 UK / £29 Outside UK Application details are online at www.londonphotography.org.uk/joinLIP

    Submissions The theme for the next issue is INCOGNITO Submissions are accepted online, for guidelines go to www.londonphotography.org.uk/magazine/submit

    Editor Tiffany Jones editors@londonphotography.org.uk

    Associate Editors Jeanine Billington, Virginia Khuri

    Design Martin Nicholls

    Production Adviser Adrian Capps

    Satellite Groups Small informal groups meet approximately once a month to discuss each others’ work, plan exhibitions and just share ideas. As groups are independently organised by members, the structure, content, times, dates, and frequency of meetings are left to the individual groups to decide for themselves.

    Contact an organiser for more details about a specific group:

    Central London Hugh Look - hl@futureglance.com Constructed Realities Nick Cobb & Graeme Webb - constructed_image@me.com Crossing Lines John Levett - john.levett1@gmail.com Crouch End Eva Turrell - turrell.eva@gmail.com Dulwich/Sydenham Yoke Matze - yoke@yokematzephotography.com Ealing Chris Moxey - moxette@cix.co.uk Greenwich John Levett - john.levett1@gmail.com Kingston upon Thames Rosemary Williams & Simon Robinson srobinson1908@gmail.com Putney Andrew Wilson - aw@unity-publishing.co.uk Queens Park Pete Webster - petewebster@talktalk.net Ruislip Metroland Robert Davies - robertd299@yahoo.co.uk Shoreditch Jon Goldberg - jonathanpgoldberg@hotmail.com West Wickham Sam Tanner - tanner@tannerb57.fsnet.co.uk

    Postal Address fLIP Magazine PO Box 66882 London E1W 9FD

    Submissions are welcome online and selections for publication are made solely at the Editor’s discretion. No responsibility or liability is accepted for the loss or damage of any material or for those received after the submission deadline. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any material form (including photocopying or storage in any medium by electronic or mechanical means) without written permission from the copyright owner. Applications for the copyright owner’s written permission to reproduce any part of this publication should be addressed to the publisher. The views expressed in this publication are not necessarily the views of the publisher or the editors. The publisher and editors accept no responsibility for any errors or for the results of the use of any information contained within the publication. Copyright London Independent Photography, 2011. All photographs in this publication are copyright of the photographer and articles are copyright of the writer, unless otherwise indicated.

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    #20 HOME, Winter 2011/12 Cover image: Chris Moxey Back image: Chris Dorley-Brown

  • Editor’s note 4

    Letter from Len Salem 5

    Home 31

    Being there Duncan Salisbury-Gaumont 6

    160yen Fabrizio Quagliuso 8

    New Family Beth Crosland 10

    At Home with Morris Katherine Green 14

    Nuclear Eti Wade 18

    Tulip Celine Marchbank 24

    The photograph that inspired me Peter Jennings 30

    fEaturEs

    My way

    BaCkflip

    tHEME

    Articles 54

    Exposure 56

    Exhibitions 58

    Satellite Groups 60

    Members’ exhibitions 61

    Members’ book reviews 62

    Book recommendations 64

    Turning Point Léonie Hampton 66

    Contributors 67

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  • 4 FLIP

    H ome is simultaneously about tangible and intangible things; the comforts of our well-worn furniture, savoury aromas of suppers cooking in the kitchen, views out windows that we register with a side glance or gander

    at length upon, in a dream state. At home we utilise all of our senses daily, in private ways, forming experiences that make up who we are when we walk out the door. Thoughts of home nearly always evoke a sense of nostalgia tied to our families, and so are tied to emotions of love or at times frustration. We are inseparable from our home; it is integral to our being.

    Photographically, home has potential to be the place that we most often take pictures, however plenty of us find it difficult to see poignant moments when we are so much a part of the fabric of a place. Maybe we forget sometimes to turn the camera directly towards our own lives, to find creative inspiration in rooms we may find slightly banal or monotonous, even unphotographable. At home we may just be a bit indifferent to our surroundings.

    While awaiting submissions for this issue I imagined what the incoming pictures might look like: rich colours and fibres of cosy interiors, those lingering views out of windows, snapshots of oft-used possessions, perhaps - these are images that came to mind. It became apparent later that home was so often interpreted as synonymous with family, more so than with the self.

    From its cover as this issue begins, we are outside looking in, prompted to imagine what lies beyond the surface. We’re invited to consider both the visible reality and the ideals within, to discover a home within a home. Once inside, we are made welcome with compelling stories: Beth Crosland introduces a new form of family, Katherine Green examines a decorative obsession, Eti Wade meets the families of children from her son’s primary school, and Celine Marchbank shares a personal record of time spent with her Mother during a period of illness. And the storytelling continues throughout; How we see: Home offers a diverse collection of perspectives on the theme from a visual study of all the corners inside one house, to humourous encounters with pets.

    Keep cosy, and enjoy!

    Tiffany Jones editors@londonphotography.org.uk

    My Seaside Bucket by Len Salem

    Editor’s note

    I was born in February 1939, a few months before the outbreak of a world war which continued for six years. It was a frightening time for a child. While too young to understand what war was, I was not too young to sense my parents’ fear at the sound of the night time V2 rockets over London. For 24 hours a day factories produced nothing

    but munitions and other essentials for the country’s war effort. New toys did not exist then and even on birthdays I received only hand-me-downs. Until the end of the war I had never tasted a banana or any other fruit not grown within our own shores. Knowing no better, I did not feel deprived.

    In 1946, the year following the ending of the conflict, my parents took me with them to the seaside for their first holiday for very many years. It was of course my first ever holiday and at that point probably the biggest event of my life.

    I remember the feeling of great excitement when I became the proud possessor of my very own new bucket and spade. I made endless sandcastles and watched, fascinated, as they afterwards vanished with the incoming tide.

    I remember the spade had an unvarnished wooden shaft and a bright red handle. Maybe I imagined the red handle - I can’t be sure as it was lost many years ago. But the bucket, a drab grey galvanised steel pail about the size of a small flowerpot, somehow survived and is now my oldest possession.

    I look at it and re-live my childhood memories.

  • FLIP 5

    LETTER FROM...

    ‘For 24 hours a day factories produced nothing but munitions and other essentials for the country’s war effort. New toys did not exist then... I received only hand-me-downs’

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    6 FLIP

    I grew up in an endless playground. My road was like an oversized see-saw with beaches and sand dunes at one end and farmers’ fields and streams at the other. I would wander for hours at a time with friends, getting into mischief, playing elabo- rate games, getting burnt in the apparently inex-

    haustible sunshine. By my late teens, however, these same places had become claustrophobic and empty. A mix of conservative values, meagre amenities and no entertainment led to boredom, frustration and an overwhelming urge to escape. And so when, on a whim, I took a detour through my home town recently, I was surprised to find that seeing these places again compelled me to try and capture those juxtapositions of existence and emotion. Such an intense response felt like a significant moment in my photographic development.

    What I felt while driving around that day was amplified some months later, when I return