South Norwood photographer Christopher Hope-Fitch, an artist with light, colour and a camera lens, is the guest speaker at next Tuesday’s session of the Croydon Photography Forum.
Hope-Fitch is a member of Lenses of Croydon who has been working as a professional photographer for the eight years, contributing video and stills to Getty Images and architectural stills to the RIBA photographic collection.
His career began with hand printing black and white print photographs before making the move to colour. This experience has allowed him to develop an excellent eye for contrast, light and detail, skills that have transferred well to working on digital images, often spending hours on a single image.
Through his work, Hope-Fitch first began working specifically with long exposure in 2006 while exploring the derelict west pier at Brighton and photographing it by the light of a full moon, with light pollution coming from the promenade. The finished artwork was published in the inaugural Take A View book and featured in the accompanying exhibition at the National Theatre. A series of exposures of a journey around the M25 have also been assembled into a book.
As an artist and practising photographer, Hope-Fitch has quite a varied experience, which will provide the Croydon Photography Forum with an opportunity to learn of some of the different opportunities that exist within the field of photography and the importance of finding that area of work that suits you as a creative yet offers an opportunity to sustain your chosen lifestyle.
This is a free event but donations are accepted to help offset the costs associated with running the forum.
The Croydon Photography Forum is being held on Tuesday, November 13 from 6.45pm at CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, CR0 2TB.
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