The first part of Leigh’s presentation will show pictures of the urban landscape in his personal style, which also include a lament for places that have changed. The second part is all about the privilege of being at events, concerts and watching the 'street' performances in everyday life.
A lot of the work is monochrome, and darkroom as well as digital processes are used, depending on the ‘feel’ wanted from the finished print.
Now semi-professional, Leigh’s work revolves around teaching at college or on workshops and at seminars in the UK , also in the USA and Europe. Leigh sat on the RPS distinctions panels for over 20 years, and is a member of Arena and the London Salon. Leigh has been taking and making pictures for well over thirty years. In that time, the work has been mainly thematic, working in photographs as a series, and relies heavily on atmospherics, dramatic lighting and strong storylines to convey an individual style. His personal work is often taken either in isolated, out of the way places, or of buildings and landscapes that are well past their ‘sell-by’ date.
Leigh Preston Photography encompasses a variety of areas within the modern photographic scene, including tuition, image processing and, of course, actually taking photographs.
Leigh’s website is at http://www.leighpreston.co.uk
ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL TO BE SURE OF A PLACE. Please see TICKETS FOR EVENTS page for more ticket details and information on Season Tickets for Thames Valley Centre events.
Free tea, coffee and biscuits throughout the day. Bring a pack lunch
Note: the ticket price shown above against "Members Rate" is the rate that applies to members of the Digital Imaging Group only. It does not apply to RPS members who are not DI Group members.
PARKING: There is no parking at the Community Hall itself, except for speakers and judges, those disabled or anyone bringing heavy equipment to an event. Parking is in zones A and B of the Morrisons car park, accessed via Fernlea Drive - 200 metres beyond Emmview Close, and just after the entrance to Morrisons. For those using SatNav, the postcode for Morrisons is RG41 3SW, and for Fernlea Drive it is RG41 3DR.
DIRECTIONS: A map can be downloaded from here