Vivien Buckley was awarded her Associateship of the Irish Photographic Federation at Distinctions sitting in Thurles on Saturday last, 23 November 2013.
To achieve her Distinction Vivien presented a delightful panel of fifteen childhood images entitled ‘Capturing Times Past’ inspired by her mother’s photograph album.
In her statement Vivien said:
In the album I found a number of 1920’s photographs of my mother and her sisters when they were little girls, processed in sepia tones.
These childhood photographs have inspired me to attempt this panel of work. The children captured in my images are my mother’s eight great granddaughters. I showed my mothers photographs to them so that they would understand the scenes that I was trying to capture.
With these little girls as my subjects, I have tried to recreate images that just might make the observer think for a moment that they were taken in another era. The remarkable resemblance to my mother in some of the children makes them a very good match to fit alongside her in the album.
The world around our children and grandchildren may have changed radically over the years, but still there is room for the kind of gentle, dreamlike elegance that I have tried to portray in these images. I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I have enjoyed the process of working with the children and the hours of fun the children had helping me to achieve this panel.
Vivien showed her successful AIPF panel (below) to club members after the AGM last Monday night. Congratulations and well done to Vivien from all MCC members.
Vivien joins Bill Power and Neily Curtin as the third member of Mallow Camera Club to achieve their Associateship (AIPF) in the past year. The club now has seven AIPFs, one FIPF – John Hooton, and numerous LIPFs in its ranks.