Mike Martin from KCPS, and Fred Wotton who will be our judge for the Spring Salon, are just two of the excellent monochrome photographers who will be exhibiting in “Monochrome 2015”. This runs from 2—13 September at the Odlin Gallery, 9-11 Myrtle Street, Lower Hutt. Open from 10:00 am — 4:00 pm daily.
Further details are below.
The Monochrome Group, a group of highly
experienced amateur photographers, will
show their work in an unusual exhibition in
Lower Hutt this month.
Monochrome 2015 will be the group’s second
exhibition, the first of which, in January
2013, set attendance records for the Odlin
The group, whose members come from
throughout the Wellington region, was
formed some 15 years ago with the intent of
preserving traditional photography.
Devotees of the darkroom, the group
members continue to use film and
chemicals rather than digital cameras and
Nine members will each present images in
an exhibition at the Odlin Gallery, near the
Dowse Gallery, in Lower Hutt, from 2
One of the group, retired engineer Brian
Smith, uses a large Kodak 2-D view camera,
a model maufactured between 1921 and
1950. Its 8×10 inch negative is equivalent to
a 1.3 Gigabyte digital file and produces
images far more detailed than those from
the average digital camera. Contact prints
from these negatives show domestic and
Another member, Johnsonville resident
Fred Wotton, now in his 80s, has been a
member of the group for over 10 years. His
speciality is capturing panoramic scenes
with his 35mm Leica rangefinder camera,
which he has been using for the past 54