Recent Distinction Successes by London Members
Congratulations to London members on their recent distinctions successes. Well done!
Licentiateship - December 2012
Mark Phillips LRPS
Paul Parkinson LRPS
Jo Cope LRPS
Associateship - November 2012
Sergio Figliolia ARPS
Statement of Intent
My intent with these pictures is to give a feel of the outskirts around Rome. So similar to each other. So different from what foreigners think of Rome.
New residential areas with almost no public services, growing next to huge shopping centers. Desolate corners. Temporary limitations.
The lights of the lampposts are the almost only incarnation of public services. The glow in the middle of the frame, modern comet, tries somehow to capture the attention of people passing by only by chance. It is in this case an epiphany of nothing. A safe area instead, for those living in these districts. The only perimeter of light before slipping into the darkness.
These are also the boundary areas where the fight between humans and nature goes on. After every victory, every human conquest, a flag would be put up to state that victory.
The light of the lampposts is the constant and ubiquitous flag of human civilization. This way the area is, by means of the lamppost, marked as safe, cleared, colonized, gained to human usage.
The repetition is used as a key compositional pattern both to clinically sample the territory and pass on to the viewer a feeling of the impersonality and monotony of the depicted areas. Also the dark areas of the frame allow to exclude from the view unnecessary details. The burned out highlights on the road instead, are used to convey a sense of roughness, as well as to enhance the separation from the areas around them.
Licentiateship - November 2012
Denis Bennett LRPS
Penny Dixie LRPS