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Photography Art Exhibitions… two of them!

Last month I wrote about a photography art exhibition coming up at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds. With great anticipation, this has just opened, with the official opening/viewing Friday 3rd May for ‘All The Worlds a Stage’. This venue is perfectly placed in the middle of Bury, the gallery being upstairs overlooking The Arc shopping area.

So much has happened since then, including a second exhibition that opened on the 19th April and continues until the 12th May, at The Gallery Highwaymans, just outside Risby, near Bury St Edmunds.

The whole proces from being invited to exhibit, through to deciding which pieces to put forward, how they will be printed, framed and displayed; costing; arranging and ordering to arrive on time. Once received, two weekends spent carefully sourcing and fixing ‘D’ rings and hanging wires, plus labelling and finally lovingly wrapping and placing them into safe carrying containers, to transport to the exhibition venues.

So a fortnight ago, we went to a well attended opening evening for ‘Through The Lens’, at The Gallery Highwaymans… I say ‘we’, my friend and colleague Paul Cooklin is also exhibiting several of his beautiful pieces from Cuba. I would thoroughly recommend visiting, not only to see a great selection of photography, but the venue is a truly beautiful place in itself.

Five different pieces have been placed in each exhibition, both on the subject of shadows, both quite unique in their discovery and creation. All these pieces can be seen on my website via the following links and are available to buy as limited editions:

All The Worlds a Stage

Through The Lens

I think one of my favourites from the work has to be this one… ‘Face The Demon’


The stories behind both sets of work are different and can be read by visiting the folders of work on my website… better still, visit the exhibitions if you get the opportunity :).



Photography Art Exhibition… from 1st May

Well this is a first, some of my work will be displayed at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, from the beginning of May, in a photography art exhibition called ‘All The Worlds a Stage’ – running for the whole month.

On the strength of a particular project on ‘Shadows’, that I add too from time to time, was invited to take part.

While there is not a great deal of publicity currently out there, apart from a brief mention on The Apex website and the exhibition company’s site, all those taking part will have gone through their submission process. This has meant, choosing which pieces to display, in what medium, framing and at what size… add to this writing a statement about the work and naming the display pieces. Might sound easy, but has been quite an extrodinary process.

The inspiration behind the work was always there… how it came about is one of those endless sources of excitement, when you discover what’s been created and what it reveals. There is already a second phase to the work that has been created, although won’t be displayed yet.

Two colleagues of mine, Paul Cooklin and Steve Stoddart, will also have work on show and am quite excited to see which of their pieces are being entered.

More will be posted more nearer May…


Fine Art Cards…

Several of my photographs have been printed into fine art cards, which I wanted to share with you.

Except one, all are taken in and around Suffolk.

It started with the idea of having something smaller to sell and hand out when doing fairs and exhibitions, therefore somewhat of an experiment. Also an opportunity to display another side of my photography work.

A few weeks ago I ran a small survey on social media, asking which they thought from a choice of five (at the time) would make the best wall hanging piece. The results were quite the opposite to my thoughts and was invaluable help for which one was finally chosen.

The piece was duly made (which I photographed) and donated as a raffle prize at a Ladies Evening run by the Heritage Well Being Centre at Nowton Court, just outside Bury St Edmunds. A goodly sum of money was raised for the St Nicholas Hospice 🙂

Before I share (another blog I feel) which one came out tops, I would much appreciate your comments and thoughts on the images. Which ones are your favourites and (if you know) why?

River Reflections

Winter Sunrise

Sunset Grasses

Autumn Boat

Spring Poppy

Woodland Footpath

Squirrel Foraging

Sunset Grasses (2)

Summer Wild Flowers

Wild Garlic

Christmas Collection (1)

Christmas Collection (2)

Christmas Collection (3)

Christmas Collection (4)

Christmas Collection (5)

Anyone recognise where a few of these were taken….?

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Two of the images I took last year of Juliet Aster working on her visual art work ‘Regretrospective’, are being used to promote the piece at the Edinburgh Fringe. I also turned one of them into her promotional flyer, that will be amongst the millions of flyers scattered on the streets of the big city. You can see a larger versions of these two images –

Article in ‘Roundabout’ magazine

Now I know I blogged about some of this earlier in the month, however there’s an article about Juliet, her work and the photography I did of her, in the November issue of ‘Roundabout’ Magazine, just about to come out – so watch this space as they are currently still showing October issue – or you can take a look at the November issue here and view the article (click on black background spread).
I’ve also featured images on my home page of both pieces I’ve photographed of Juliet from last year and this year. Any feedback on the article and photographs would be great.

Regretrospective rehearsal shots

For those of you interested in visual art, take a look at a selection of shots from Juliet Aster’s new work ‘Regretrospective’, to be performed at Colchester Arts Centre, November 12th.

Part installation, part film, part devised dance theatre, the work touches on many subjects, the implications of regret, desire, loss, delusion and illusion and is surreal, disturbing and funny in equal measure.

My personal favourites are the demon shadows – great fun to photograph!