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Sneak peek at Upminster Camera Club's everyday life exhibition

PUBLISHED: 12:00 29 June 2018 | UPDATED: 16:41 29 June 2018

Upminster Camera Club has given the Recorder a sneak peak at its latest exhibition.

Upminster Camera Club has given the Recorder a sneak peak at its latest exhibition.

Upminster Camera Club

The Recorder has been given a sneak peek at Upminster Camera Club's latest exhibition that is hoping to capture a "slice of life" in 2018 - that will be shown at Havering Museum.

Lisa Edmonds and Missy the dog in Boos Boutique, Front Lane. Photo: Dave WilcoxLisa Edmonds and Missy the dog in Boos Boutique, Front Lane. Photo: Dave Wilcox

Around 500 people in Upminster have been in front of the lens so far - but the club is hoping to photograph 1,000 people by the end of the year.

The club that is based at the Cranham Community Association Centre in Marlborough Gardens, are aiming to capture the characters and lifestyle of people living, working or passing through Upminster.

The photographs show people going about their normal everyday lives from everything including shopping, getting their haircut, socialising, crossing the road and even having a drink at the pub.

The project is hoping to capture everyday life, and will be displayed in Havering Museum for six weeks in July next year before being archived by Havering Council’s Family History Department.

Maria Batihan at Sea Fish which is one of the Avon Road Shops.  Photo: Alf EllisMaria Batihan at Sea Fish which is one of the Avon Road Shops. Photo: Alf Ellis

All of the photographs taken will then become a historic record for future generations to enjoy.

Chairman of the club, Dave Wilcox said: “There has been a fantastic response to photographers approaching people across all walks of daily life in Upminster. “The Camera Team has found that Upminster ticks through a real diversity of purpose and connection.

“The team said it has been so rewarding to meet lovely people with a genuine community interest.

“They have also enjoyed collaboration from many businesses, large and small, in the area, including both of the Roomes Stores and C2C, and are reaching out to many more on a continuous basis.

Upminster Camera Club has given The Recorder a sneak peak at its latest exhibition, capturing the everyday life of people in Upminster. Photo: Alf EllisUpminster Camera Club has given The Recorder a sneak peak at its latest exhibition, capturing the everyday life of people in Upminster. Photo: Alf Ellis

“There are no boundaries to the scope of the project and this gives the project team unique access and a reason to mix and talk to anyone who lives, works or just passes through Upminster.

The group are still looking for people to take part in the project, and is hoping more people will want to come forward to be photographed.

Dave said: “If you live, work or are just passing through Upminster, you could be next.

“The project started will finish at the end of December so why not lend a smile and become part of Upminster’s rich history.”

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