Our annual mystery speaker is always something special and this year was no exception. Alan Chapman has been photographing the rich and famous for over 30 years, both in Europe and the US. Whilst showing some of his many photographs he talked about his beginnings as a local event photographer in his hometown, them moving to London as a paparazzo and now as an assignment photographer for Getty Images. His talk was both informative and humorous, with anecdotes for every photograph shown. Unlike todays paparazzi, Alan’s style is not intrusive and through visually reading every situation he is able to capture photographs that tell a story. It is because of this he has become known by Robbie Williams as the “decent guy”.
Sophia Loren by Alan Chapman
You can see more of Alan’s fantastic work on his website http://www.celebritypic.org.uk/
Because of the break for Easter, there is no meeting next Friday, 3rd April, and we return on the 10th April with Richard Walton FRPS MPAGB EFIAP BPE3* judging our 6th Projected Images. There is also a workshop for members on the 9th April with Sue Chapman demonstrating general Photoshop skills.