Great to hear from a fellow member of The
Cloud Appreciation Society. I am No. 5265, but I am a little reticent about
continuing our correspondence on this Photo Alt List. I have
been a member from the early 1990's, and have seen
almost every topic you could imagine discussed, here. So,
why not? It seems to be the accepted norm,
now i.e. allowing the other 600 plus subscribers to eavesdrop for
It would be interesting to see whether using an alt process might ,for
some, enhance the subject of clouds.
I do have ''The Cloud Spotters Guide''. However, ''The Idler.'' is new to
me. I will investigate further. Cloud spotting for me is as theraputic a
passtime as messing about with photographic processes.
we get this subject off this list?
Apologies to those who may find this
Quirky John - Photographist - London -
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, September 09, 2007 8:40
Subject: Re: ''Alternative Subjects?''
Off Topic Fun
Dear Mr Grocott,
As member 7562 of the Cloud
Appreciation Society I may represent those interested in both clouds and alt
processes. As clouds are often to be found in the landscapes appealing to me,
it seems that it could make sense to understand them better, if only to help
predict their behaviour between loading film and finding an attractive vantage
The founder of the Society, Gavin Pretor-Pinney, has published a
comprehensive and very readable book, "The Cloudspotter's Guide."
is co-founder and creative director of "The Idler" magazine and has published
a book on that subject.
There does seem to be some correspondence
between cloud spotting and idling; making the effort to photograph them as
well could be supererogatory for a true idler:-)
Regards - Ross
New South Wales
on 8/9/07 1:25, John Grocott at firstname.lastname@example.org
These cloud people are, obviously,
concerned primarily with the subjects of the photographs rather than the
processes used to make them.Thought it sounded fun, tho'.
the off topic nature of this posting.
John - Photographist - London -
''There is a little
photography book of clouds in the shape of things, all of
which have been
contributed by members of the Cloud Appreciation Society.
It will be
coming out on 20 September in the UK and on 6 November in the
photographs are fantastic, and include clouds in the shape of
from dogs barking to flying saucers, from the face of Salvador
the Michelin Man robbing a bank.
and (we think) very funny. We are very grateful to all
the members who
have contributed their fine photos to the