All pictures and artwork © Ailsa Brims 2017 and may not be used without permission.  See also:  AILSABRIMS.COM 
hello (at) peppermintsea.com
Ailsa Brims Artist

Portsmouth Cathedral

October 16 - 29  2017

(For opening hours see the Cathedral website).

An exhibition of contemplative images

taken at Portsmouth Cathedral

During 2017, I have been visiting the Cathedral regularly with my camera in an attempt to capture the feel of the building.    I quickly realised that my normal street style was not appropriate here and I have been developing other, more ethereal styles which better capture the wonderful space and light in the Cathedral. The Cathedral is both modern and historic.  It is a religious building but also a vibrant public space where a wide range of activities take place.    My work displayed at the Cathedral in October will encompass abstract and contemplative photography, plus “Liminal Man” my comment on how occupied we are on our phones we fail to live in the present and see the beauty around us. There will be an opportunity to try “Being Present” an interactive electronic installation which shows the participant what it feels like to be still.   

Free Workshops!

Saturday 21st October 9.00 am - 12.00 noon or Saturday 28th October 9.00 am - 12.00 noon At the Cathedral.    Refreshments (and cake!) provided. Booking is available via Eventbrite - limited places!

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Stills from “Being Present” Interactive electronic work. 2016 [Collaboration with Bradley Hawkins]
The workshops, supported by Portsmouth Cathedral and the Arts Council, will run for three hours, on two Saturdays during the exhibition. Attendees will learn about this style of photography and how it can be used to take photographs that resonate with the photographer.  This is not about technique, settings or equipment: you will not learn how to take better photographs, but you will learn how to take pictures that come from the heart. We will then move into the cathedral space, to take some images. The group will reconvene, with refreshments and cake, to feed back and to share some of the images taken on the day.

FAQ

1. Age group Due to the contemplative nature of the work, the workshops are not suitable for young children. However, any child over eight (and accompanied by an adult) who may be interested in this style of photography is very welcome. No unaccompanied children under 16 please. 2. Size of the group The groups will be restricted to ten places, and there will be a waiting list so please get in touch if you are not able to attend to allow someone else to take your place. 3. How experienced do I need to be? This photography style is relevant to all, experienced and beginners alike. However, people new to photography who are struggling to find their voice may find it particularly interesting. 4. What equipment do I need? Just something to take pictures on! But you do not need an expensive camera, in fact a device with lots of settings and controls will get in the way of you taking authentic pictures - I have taken some of my best pictures on my smart phone and I would recommend that people bring their phones and play! 5. How do I book? You can book your free place on Eventbrite now! Please note During the workshop on the 21st October, the Cathedral’s bells will be pealing for a considerable time. The sound is muted within the Cathedral but is loud outside. Please book for the following Saturday if you feel this may be a problem for you.

An exhibition of contemplative images

taken at Portsmouth Cathedral

Ailsa Brims Conceptual Artist
All pictures and artwork © Ailsa Brims 2017 and may not be used without permission.  See also:  AILSABRIMS.COM 
hello (at) peppermintsea.com
Ailsa Brims Artist

Portsmouth Cathedral

October 16 - 29  2017

(For opening hours see the Cathedral website).
During 2017, I have been visiting the Cathedral regularly with my camera in an attempt to capture the feel of the building.    I quickly realised that my normal street style was not appropriate here and I have been developing other, more ethereal styles which better capture the wonderful space and light in the Cathedral. The Cathedral is both modern and historic.  It is a religious building but also a vibrant public space where a wide range of activities take place.    My work displayed at the Cathedral in October will encompass abstract and contemplative photography, plus “Liminal Man” my comment on how occupied we are on our phones we fail to live in the present and see the beauty around us. There will be an opportunity to try “Being Present” an interactive electronic installation which shows the participant what it feels like to be still.   

Free Workshops!

Saturday 21st October 9.00 am - 12.00 noon or Saturday 28th October 9.00 am - 12.00 noon At the Cathedral.    Refreshments (and cake!) provided. Booking is available via Eventbrite - limited places!
The workshops, supported by Portsmouth Cathedral and the Arts Council, will run for three hours, on two Saturdays during the exhibition. Attendees will learn about this style of photography and how it can be used to take photographs that resonate with the photographer.  This is not about technique, settings or equipment: you will not learn how to take better photographs, but you will learn how to take pictures that come from the heart. We will then move into the cathedral space, to take some images. The group will reconvene, with refreshments and cake, to feed back and to share some of the images taken on the day.

FAQ

1. Age group Due to the contemplative nature of the work, the workshops are not suitable for young children. However, any child over eight (and accompanied by an adult) who may be interested in this style of photography is very welcome. No unaccompanied children under 16 please. 2. Size of the group The groups will be restricted to ten places, and there will be a waiting list so please get in touch if you are not able to attend to allow someone else to take your place. 3. How experienced do I need to be? This photography style is relevant to all, experienced and beginners alike. However, people new to photography who are struggling to find their voice may find it particularly interesting. 4. What equipment do I need? Just something to take pictures on! But you do not need an expensive camera, in fact a device with lots of settings and controls will get in the way of you taking authentic pictures - I have taken some of my best pictures on my smart phone and I would recommend that people bring their phones and play! 5. How do I book? You can book your free place on Eventbrite now! Please note During the workshop on the 21st October, the Cathedral’s bells will be pealing for a considerable time. The sound is muted within the Cathedral but is loud outside. Please book for the following Saturday if you feel this may be a problem for you.