Thanks to all who attended the Canal Heritage Centre Lock Keeper's Cottage exhibition, our open event was excellent and we were lucky to be accompanied by the hugely talented Burnt Paw musician who provided us with the prefect musical Backdrop. My In Residence session also went well, a huge thanks to all who came along and purchased photographs/cards. The exhibition closes on September 12th but we will be moving a few pieces of work into the cafe area until September's end.
September 2nd - 30th I shall have an exhibition of nature based images at Attenborough Nature Centre Gallery Attenborough, Nottingham, both for viewing and purchasing - the exhibition will include a range of framed, large scale fabric hangings and delicate glass frames.
November I shall be taking part in the annual Cromford Xmas Market, this is an event that I love and enjoy supporting as Derbyshire feels very much like my second home, especially Cromford and Whatstandwell. The event is a nice warm up to the Festive season and it's always good to meet visitors and chat with friends no made in the Cromford area.
On a teaching level, my Journey of Discovery Photography Project attendees will be exhibiting their new work around the theme 'Reflection' late September at The White Lion Bar and Pub, Beeston. A new project starts beginning October. Beeston Snappers Collective are now in the closing stages of our CHC work and will be starting a new project soon.
Time then, to start planning and looking at the many different opportunities for the future and some more serious photography to accompany both series Hominis Interitus, Emotional Response Series and Vita in Morte series of work.
On a personal level, I'm looking very forward to and very ready for some down time via my annual holiday, 11 days in south Spain Andalusia - El Chorro Ronda and Jimera return visit and 5 days in The Lakes, Great Langdale to stay in a Tipi with wood burner!! Plenty of photographic opportunities but also time to rest and celebrate my 50th birthday! Very excited to have the whole of Cafe Roya vegetarian restaurant for celebrating my 50th with good friends, hopefully I have a big surprise also my friends for to enjoy!
Vita in Morte III