Gathered in this dark Dutch interior, the historic atmosphere of a Rotterdam bar at Delfshaven, are four of the UK's leading lights on community and participatory arts. Vince Atwood - a director of Soft Touch in Leicester, Jan Reynolds - participation manager of the wonderful new arts and media centre called QUAD in Derby, Julie Batten - the director of People Express in South Derbyshire and Tina Glover OBE - the CEO of Junction Arts in the north Derbyshire town of Shirebrook.
Between them they have developed and delivered hundreds (more likely thousands) of arts projects in the UK and elsewhere in the world.......and between them have (with the photographer) over 130 years of combined experience in doing it! We are getting old!
An historic meeting after a day at the International Conference on Community Arts held in Rotterdam last year.
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bostankorkulugu (41300) 2009-02-12 12:09
rembrandt would admire this one for sure grandpa... amazing one...
rhino (302) 2009-02-12 12:20
great focus with the concerntration of light
faubry (35373) 2009-02-12 12:32
hello kev, a wonderful light ambiance,intimist atmospher
broglia (3598) 2009-02-12 13:26
Rembrandt was the first thing that sprung to my mind even from just looking at the thumbnail. I especially like the expressions, and the angles of the faces. The subdued lighting certainly adds to the atmosphere.
Best regards, Roberto
tomescuc (3291) 2009-02-12 14:15
As Korkut said it, the ambiance, light, and expressions are reminiscent of a Rembrandt-era painting. Very good.
polter (7239) 2009-02-12 15:22
Great scene. A real dutch portrait painting with still life added. In composition, light and colours - you did the work yourself. Even asked them to pose in a right way ;))
ls7902 (7312) 2009-02-12 16:54
Nice lighting and ambiance. Nice cozy bar. Nice place for a small gathering and shoot pool. Regards. Latiff.
pilpel-adom (3018) 2009-02-12 20:43
Nice to meet your colleagues...What I mostly like about this picture, aside from the wide angle framing that ads to the feeling of gathering, is the way your colleagues looks at the camera (or you?) and the light...the dim light, but not too dim, which is warm and cozy, a light of a late-night irish pub with the simple wooden furniture and the guiness symbols all over the place...What I am wondering, is, where's the beer??
MarcT (20958) 2009-02-12 21:32
So now you play with Rembrandt. Nice idea but the girls should be fatter :o))
luisafonso (862) 2009-02-13 3:20
This one reminds me this one from my favorites pot. But the light here is not as good as the other. And it's a bit noisy too. But it's a nice candid. Love the gaze from the woman in the right.
Dpbours (222) 2009-02-13 6:07
Leading lights in a dark bar. I really like the title and the note. And very subtle light you have captured there as well. Very nice!
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2009-02-14 1:56
I think I know them ;-)) At least had a wonderful dinner together with them, except for Vince.
Lovely light, and a lovely 'darkish' old cafe in Delfshaven. We call them 'brown cafes'. The photo reminds me a little bit of the painting of van Gogh: "the potato eaters', I'm going to do a search for it now, as I want to see, whether I'm right or not.
Yeah, take a look here. It's the light that gives me that idea. http://www.nationaalarchief.nl/plaatsen/illustraties/aardappeleters.jpg
As a coincidence, I'm listening toa radio show at the moment, about the light in the paintings of van Gogh.
Have a good weekend, Rinie