Although most of my photography has moved to digital, I still have fond memories of time spent in various darkrooms developing black and white film taken on my old Olympus OM4 and making contact prints and enlargements from the negatives. There are so many different ways to play around with the prints during the enlarging process, allowing creation of a range of images from each negative. The printing process could end up affecting the look of the final image as much as circumstances of the initial instant in which the photograph was taken.
I am a professional landscape photographer and I'll be exhibiting a selection of both limited edition and open edition prints.
New work focusing on human interaction with the British landscape and how we leave our mark upon it.
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I have lived in Southville for 20 years, and have worked here as a graphic designer for the past 16. This is my fourth year of exhibiting at the Trail.
Former architect who has been working with young people in education for the past six years and is about to retire!
Hopefully, he’ll be able to find more time to draw and paint by this time next year?
Part of the number40 group of artists.
something about the work for this exhibition:
Largely photographs he's taken over the past twelve months, covering a variety of subjects.
This all began with my excitement over how vividly I was suddenly perceiving colours and textures...Six weeks earlier my sight had been severely affected by a blow to the head - and I feared I’d never see properly again...But then it recovered 150%!
I wanted to capture what I could see but also how it made me feel. So sometimes I need to translate it, with a close-up or a funny angle; a nudge on where to cast the eye. At other times, it’s all there in its own natural glory and needs no lead from me.
Collection of photographic images entitled "Sleeping Places"
I have been a semi-professional photographer for the last few years, but my love and fascination of capturing precious moments goes way back.
A lifelong ambition is now a reality, sharing my vision of life through the lens is a very special feeling.
I am showing a selection of urban and landscape photographs taken in and around the Bristol area.
Ever since I was young I have had a very visual eye for life. I have always been drawn to colours, textures and interesting subjects such as nature, which make quite ‘graphical’ images.
After years of experimenting with a wide range of media and techniques I have now found my greatest passions in photography and enamelling.
“I love the experimental quality to enamelling, you never quite know how each work is going to turn out and every piece is a unique original.”