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March 2013 SPS Club Meeting

Join us for our SPS Meeting on Friday, March 1, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at the Briarcliff Baptist Church.

Our speaker and judge will be Robin Davis.   (See below for a description of her presentation.)

Born in Savannah, Robin grew up spending her summers on Jekyll Island and the Georgia Coast. She attended the University of Georgia where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, and in 1984, attended the UGA Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy, which deeply influenced her approach to the medium of photography. She returns to Cortona each year to teach the Cortona Center of Photography workshops. As an artist and photographer, she has researched and worked extensively with a variety of unique photographic techniques, blending tradition with experimentation to achieve painterly and illustrative images. Her work has been featured for Popular Photography Magazine, Liz Claiborne, Penguin Putnam Publishing, The Coca-Cola Company, The High Museum Of Art, Michael C. Carlos Museum/Emory University, Archaeology Magazine, The Piedmont Park Conservancy, The Goethe-Institut, Visiting Nurse Health Systems, The Atlanta Shakespeare Company, Bellagio Las Vegas, Bloomingdales, St. Martin's Press, Buckhead Pizza Company, St. Regis Hotels, The Omni William Penn Hotel and many private and international collections.

Our competition theme this month is RETRO. Go old school and create an image that evokes a bygone era when life was simpler.  This challenge is to capture the “feel” of a moment that suggests a scene from the 1930s, 40s, 50s, or 60s (or earlier if you like).  This could be a scene with a classic car, a model in period costume, or anything that puts the viewer in that time and place.

More about Robin Davis and her planned presentation

Robin Davis will present and discuss her series of photographs titled 13 Women

These symbolic portraits are her interpretations of allegorical woman including Ophelia, Justice, Rapunzel, Cleopatra and others. Robin will tell her story of how she "discovered" her models, designed and made the costumes and sets, and watched these images come to life. Her photographs are very special and can be seen on her website at

Robin is known for her evocative photographic narratives that resonate with a mood, personality, and mystery that
evoke another time and place. Her effects are created as the photograph is made and not later in Photoshop. Using her in-camera techniques in innovative ways, she creates unique, illustrative images for advertising and design, book covers and magazines, as well as fine art images for interiors, galleries and collectors.

She also teaches her techniques through workshops with The Third Eye Photographic Adventures and Workshops, and has also been teaching the Cortona Center of Photography Workshops in Italy since 1998.

To see more of her work, please visit:

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  • John M.

    Good job to Cherie for standing in for Mike.

    March 4, 2013

  • John M.

    Enjoyed Robin's Images and presentation. She brings life and mood to her images along with great creativity. She converts her passion for photography into her work and it shows.

    March 4, 2013

  • Mikki Root D.

    Really enjoyed her presentation. Just wish I'd realized that our photos submitted should look like they were shot a long time ago...not just the subject.

    March 2, 2013

    • Laura K.

      I know what you mean. I had green shrubbery, too.

      March 2, 2013

  • Laura K.

    Loved the presentation and the work of Robin Davis. The critiques were very informative. It was really fun working up the photos for this theme.

    March 2, 2013

  • Harriet D.

    Excellent presentation and critiques! Loved seeing Robin's beautiful, thought provoking images. I also enjoyed Robin's sharing background information about her creative process and the wonderful coincidences between her models and the characters they became in the photographs.

    March 2, 2013

  • Kel K.

    Fantastic! Really enjoyed Robin Davis! Bring her back!

    March 1, 2013

  • Denise L.

    Great speaker!

    March 1, 2013

  • Frances

    Excellent!! Robin Davis was an exceptional speaker. Her presentation offered an insight in how to capture and tell the story with photography. I enjoyed her judging of our retro exhibit. She found the stories without knowing anything about the people who took the shot! One of our better programs.

    March 1, 2013

  • Maureen A.

    Regret I will not be attending.

    March 1, 2013

  • Leslie T.

    I'm going to try to make this one. I may be a little late, sorry.

    February 26, 2013

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