Hello! Please come and see my exhibition. Big mix of images of women and girls from 1970s up to now - It'll be engaging and fun to look at.
I made these Christmas cards a couple of years ago - They feature the Wise Cormorants of Wandsworth Common. I lived by the Common and I knew these birds well. I still have some at £2 each (including envelope). Let me know if you'd like any.
New Year Cards
My New Year cards, The Reverend Robert Walker skating on Wandsworth Common would have set you back just £1.50, but I'm afraid they are SOLD OUT. I'm leaving it here for you to see because frankly I think it is rather magnificent.
(I made these new year cards because I happened to take the photograph on the first day of a new year - 2009 - & I wanted The Rev Robert Walker who hangs in the National Gallery of Scotland to have the opportunity to explore other skating venues).
Don't you dare miss it.
It's at Sprout Arts, 74 Moyser Road, Furzedown, London SW16 6SQ.
Tuesday July 15th until Saturday July 26th. 11am-5pm. (Closed Sunday & Monday 20th/21st)
If you come along on Thursday 17th between 5.30pm & 8.30pm you may be lucky & get a glass of wine.
Sprout is on the corner of Moyser Road and Ribblesdale Road.
Tooting Broadway tube & 333 or 57 bus, or Tooting Bec & 319 plus a short, lovely walk through the woods.
Venice Reflection, October 2013
Here are some quotes from my last show at Sprout in January 2013:
Fantastic variety of fabby pics...... The energy I get from your photographs has inspired me.... Brilliant photographs..... Great photographs..... Inspiring .... A great insight into local history as well as some moving images..... Fascinating history through pictures.... Great insight.... Fantastic eye... Wow, how fantastic... excellent shots.... Fab work.... Absolutely stunning... Fun and interesting pics... Wonderful photographs....Fantastic exhibition.... Amazing images... Awesome... Beautiful photos... Really atmospheric.... Superb exhibition, very evocative... A little piece of stillness & light on a wintry morning.... Wonderful slice of life... I have really enjoyed looking at these great photographs.... Encourages you to look at everything with fresh eyes.... Strike me pink! wonderful photographs.... Absolutely marvellous.... Spellbinding...
My daughter Jessie & her friends Harriet & Morgan gave a fab performance, showing off Harriet's terrific song writing skills, their wonderful harmonies, trumpet, guitar...
Please click on this link to see my interview with Photocrowd: https://www.photocrowd.com/w/16-sarah-wyld-interview
This 1979 pic of the demolition of the Morgans Factory near Battersea Bridge won me 4th prize in the Crowd vote in the Photocrowd architecture assignment. The 'expert' didn't rate it; Mike Betts, photographer, teacher and co-founder of Photocrowd says: 'My reticence in awarding the image sprang primarily from the distracting intersection between sky and building, where a darkening of the sky has left a light halo around the buildings, and above the crane. If what we’re looking at is a scanned darkroom print, then it may well be worth remedying this with Photoshop and some careful layer mask work.' In fact it's a scanned negative & personally I think my slightly unskilled darkening of the sky in Photoshop gives it a surreal sort of power.
This photograph of Joyce who worked in the café at the Battersea Arts Centre in South London has won 1st prize in the 'Crowd Vote' at Photocrowd. I took the photograph in 1979 when the Arts Centre was under threat of closure. At the time I was working with a group of photographers, the Wandsworth Photo Co-op, around local issues and campaigns. The Photo Co-op grew into Photofusion, the Battersea Arts Centre continues as an exciting and radical performance venue & I continue taking photographs!