As I sit here writing this, my printer is sat behind me working overtime to get the final 3 prints completed in time for hanging my latest exhibition and third, of a very busy 2014.
I say, ‘working overtime’ as if my printer has got a mind of its own and needs the extra cash or is simply dedicated and passionate about its job – the truth is, it’s an inanimate object with no true feelings or capacity to think and therefore it’s really all zeros and ones being forced down the line in the form of commands. When thought of like that, today’s digital darkroom is no where near as romantic as the days of wet processing prints. The days when waiting 16 minutes for a test strip to pop out – enough time for a smoke and a few more pages of a good (hopefully) book! In the days I was printing using enlargers, blacked out rooms and feeding paper blind into the rollers of a colour processor I smoked and read… a lot. I may hope to achieve a handful of satisfactory prints in a full day – if I was lucky.
The exhibition opens on Monday 11th August 2014 and runs until the 23rd August 2014 at the Vale & Downland Museum, Wantage. It’s a wonderful and intimate space with a great cafe for a welcome bite or drink. Set in Wantage town centre, it’s the perfect venue to show my latest collection of landscape photography, all of which are taken in and around the North Wessex Downs, in which Wantage nestles. The work itself took 3 years to pull together with the latest photographs from as recent as the end of July this year, and was driven by a desire to create a series of photographs that focus on this stunning, precious and mesmerising part of Britain that I feel very fortunate to live and work in.
Please do take the time to drop in and have a look at my latest exhibition – I hope you enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed and got pleasure and inspiration from creating the individual pieces.
Happy New Year everyone!!!
It’s been another really busy and fantastic few weeks with the festive holidays suddenly seem like a long time ago! Last week was very much taken up with preparing for the opening of my exhibition at the Vale & Downland Museum, Wantage, Oxfordshire. It was really great to be able to stand back and relax at the private viewing held on Monday evening and celebrate it with friends, family and a selection of clients. Many thanks to all of those that managed to make it on a cold and wet Monday night.
The exhibition opened to the public yesterday and will run until the 8th February. Please do go and see it if you get the chance.
All being well there will be printed copies of the Exhibition Catalogue available from this weekend but you can also purchase your copy here. A book is also in progress and I’m excited to be getting the draft copy early next week. I hope to be able to put it on sale shortly after so keep your eyes open for that.
I’m also pleased to be able to say that the photographs featuring in ‘The Farrier’ exhibition are now available to purchase in a range of sizes by visiting ‘The Farrier’ page on the website and clicking on the photos you’d like to buy. They all come on heavyweight archival stable fibre based papers and are signed by me. All payments are securely processed through Paypal – don’t worry if you don’t have an account as they take and all major credit cards too.