Lewes History Group talk: Capturing Lewes History on Camera – Monday 8 October 2018, 7:00 for 7:30pm

Carlotta Luke: Capturing Lewes History on Camera

Carlotta Luke has been documenting the renovations of some of Lewes’ most iconic buildings over the past eight years. She will be sharing her photographs and talking about the insights her work gives us on the history of these buildings and the lives lived in them.

The first house Carlotta photographed was a quintessentially Lewesian Victorian terraced house on Sun Street that was completely unmodernised when she began. Following this, she was commissioned by Viscount Hampden to chronicle the extensive renovations at Glynde Place in 2011-12. Then she documented the refurbishment of Southover Grange for the East Sussex County Council in 2016-2017, and Harvey’s Depot as it became the Depot Cinema from 2015-2017.

Carlotta explains, “With all my projects I typically begin photographing before construction has started, continuing with regular site visits throughout the length of the work. Using my camera to capture details that reveal the history of a building and its transformation, I aim to use my particular aesthetic to transform the spaces and light into works of art.”

Carlotta Luke photo of window of Southover Grange, Lewes
Window at Southover Grange, Lewes. Photo © Carlotta Luke

All are welcome from 7.00pm for free refreshments and updates on the Group’s activities. The talk will begin promptly at 7:30pm and will finish by 9.00pm.

There is an entry fee for these meetings, payable at the door, of £1 for members, and £3 for non-members.

Venue: The King’s Church building on Brooks Road, Lewes, BN7 2BY. (Between Tesco car park and Homebase)

See the Meetings page for a list of  forthcoming monthly talks organised by the Lewes History Group.