Di Wilkins: My kind of photography

The pleasures that can be gained from photography were much in evidence in the club’s recent visit. Di Wilkins from Exeter whose talk was titled 'My kind of photography'. By the end of the evening we knew just what that was - 'everything'!

This was one talented photographer who could turn her lens on anything and produce startlingly good im-ages. Flowers, wildlife, travel, portraits, dance, still life - the images kept on coming so much so that it was quite a breath-taking experience. Di had recently been awarded her ARPS and you could see why such was the quality of her work. It was also interesting to see how within the small group that she operates in how the constant seeking of different venues and alternative subject matter enables her to create and produce images which are really different. Her series of 'vanitas' pictures with the painstaking construction of items within a box to reflect an idea or a life was something that was a step on from traditional still life.

She finished with a fascinating collection if dance images where movement and colour dazzled as did her recreation of Jack Vettriano scenes on Exmouth beach.