Perfect Imperfection

"Capturing the feelings that lie beneath the surface"

I'm now available to give talks to photography clubs. These comprise my thoughts on photography (particularly black & white) accompanied by five slideshows set to music - over 500 images on the following topics:

Architecture & Industry
Urban Exploration
Graffiti & Street

Please get in touch via the contact form.

Talk dates

20th February 2017 Lancaster Photographic Society
23rd February 2017 Sale Photographic Society
15th June 2017 Bury Photographic Society
10th July 2017 Swinton & District Photographic Society
12th September 2017 Rochdale Camera Club
9th October 2017 Darwen Camera Club
23rd October 2017 Eden Valley Camera Club
12th November 2017 Yorkshire Monochrome
11th December 2017 Bramhall Photographic Society
10th January 2018 Hebden Bridge Camera Club
16th February 2018 Accrington Camera Club
27th February 2018 Warrington Photographic Society
7th March 2018 Davyhulme Camera Club
25th April 2018 Chapel Camera Club
2nd May 2018 Rochdale Photographic Society
31st May 2018 Bolton Camera Club
25th July 2018 Padiham Camera Club
10th September 2018 St Helens Camera Club
13th September 2018 Preston Photographic Society
8th October 2018 Frodsham & District Photographic Society
26th March 2019 Halifax Photographic Society
20th June 2019 Pontefract Camera Club
25th September 2019 Bristol Photographic Society
26th September 2019 Backwell Camera Club
21st October 2019 Southport Photographic Society
5th January 2020 Lincolnshire Mono Group
6th January 2020 Newark & District Photographic Society

"Thank-you for the presentation you made to our members on Monday in Frodsham. I have heard nothing but praise from the members & committee. I hope that you felt welcome at our club, we generally do pride ourselves on being a friendly bunch. I thought the easygoing style and honest down-to-earth delivery went down really well with our guys. Nice to have an evening totally devoted to b&w! I think you really engaged the membership which made the evening go past in the blink of an eye. Once again, thanks, and keep up the good work!" (Frodsham & District Photographic Society)

“Sue’s presentation focusing on monochrome images gave a wonderful insight into this powerful medium. A great variation of subject matter whilst maintaining high quality and full tonal ranges. Sue’s unique style is both refreshing and inspiring.” (Padiham Camera Club)

"On behalf of our members at Bolton Camera Club I just want to thank you again for a superb presentation on Thursday night. In the five sequences you showed, your skill and certainly your style shone through. As I said at the meeting your images evoked emotion and inspiration and your choice of music made it a wonderful evening." (Bolton Camera Club)

"On behalf of our President, John Steel, and all those in attendance at last Wednesday's meeting, I would like to thank you for your excellent talk, and the superb photography in your five AV's. I could tell by the length of the applause that the evening had been thoroughly enjoyed by all! Looking at your website it's pleasing to see that you show the location of your images in the Landscapes section! Much appreciated! All in all a great night for our members. John has asked me to say how sorry he was to have missed the evening. Thank you again and wishing you continued success with your photography." (Rochdale Photographic Society)

"A great big thank you for such a great night last night. Everybody certainly seemed to enjoy it. Your black and white photos were inspirational and putting them together as av’s with great music created a unique evocation of time and place. I think it’s one of the best presentations we’ve had this season! (Chapel Camera Club)

"Sincere thanks for your visit to Accrington Camera Club. It fell to me to give a vote of thanks after your presentation. My words were hopelessly inadequate when compared to the superb images and powerful music that kept everyone spellbound. Come back soon." (Accrington Camera Club)

"Just a quick thank you for your presentation to the group. I get feedback from the members and everyone really enjoyed your photos and your presentation which was different from the usual. I loved your juicy blacks and the different chosen taking angles and would have been happy to look and admire then for a longer time, so it was a real feast. I hope you enjoyed your time with the group and if you see any of our guest speakers on our website you would like to see you will always be welcome." (Yorkshire Monochrome Group)

"A belated ‘BIG THANK YOU’ from us all at Eden Valley Camera Club for your stunning presentation last week. You really did make a huge impression on our Club - the feedback has been fantastic. Everything from your photos, to the way you collected the images in different audio visual collections and the stories that some of the images told, was very powerful. But your work is also very unique - and I think that was one of the things that struck people - a different view. Don’t think I have ever had so many of our members comment on how impressed they were with a presentation. Personally I think your use of composition is inspired (particularly when it pushes the rules aside!!) and I also think the ‘history’ of the derelict hospitals etc is very valuable. Particularly those building that are now no longer, since you took your photos - have you thought of sharing them with local history societies - as your work needs to be saved for local archives - if you are willing to do that. And I am so glad that I got back from my break in time to see most of your presentation!! Please let me know if and when you have more photos to share with us – we would love to welcome you back." (Eden Valley Camera Club)

"Just a quick note to say thanks for a very enjoyable and entertaining evening. I can’t remember ever seeing as many black & white images together – you’ve certainly fully embraced that genre and thinking about what you said at the start there’s no doubt you’ve developed your own style now too. It was good to see and hear so many of our members complimenting you too – that always makes me happy as it confirms I’d made a good choice for our syllabus!" (Darwen Camera Club)

"Many thanks for visiting us at Sale last evening, I can assure you your presentation went down very well and enjoyed by all, very inspiring!! Black & white is not an easy subject in my opinion and it takes a good eye to see a picture that works, you presented 500 images or so and to well chosen music to compliment, congratulations to you and your talent!! (Sale Photographic Society)

"We concluded that we had not seen a speaker engaged by so many members at the presentation interval and end. You created a really good vibe in the place on Monday evening. Well done!!! It was quantity with quality, which is a rare combination and additionally, it came from another club member to whom our own members could comfortably relate." (Lancaster Photographic Society)