We are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and Dorset Independent Photographers founder Tim Edwards, who died on 29th September 2023 after a long battle with COPD, such a debilitating disease.
Tim’s father was a founding member of Blandford Camera Club and Tim spent many years there, then at Dorchester Camera Club, before deciding Camera Club Photography was no longer for him.
His real claim to fame was founding DIP in the 80s, following a Fay Godwin course in Dorchester. This small group, its size dependent on the number of photographers who could sit comfortably in a room and look at photographs, has had quite a few members in the interim 40 years. Tim was there throughout all of this, a real achievement. The most important part of the evening is the sharing and critiquing of each other’s work. However there is also the ritual tea or coffee to start, with biscuits and cake. What everybody craved was a seal of approval of their work from Tim. More often than not “Not for Me” is what you heard from him. This would be justified with a fair and detailed critique.
Those familiar with Tim’s work will be aware of his ability to produce superb abstract landscapes from the most mundane objects.
Dorset Independent Photographers were due to have an exhibition in Lyme Regis in October 2023, unfortunately it had to be postponed until the spring, but we will of course be exhibiting Tim’s work – do come along to see it.