I used to be a photographic technician in the days of analogue photography heading up hand printing departments. I printed ‘C’ & ‘R’ types, along with Cibachrome, Duratrans and B&W. Not forgetting film processing ‘E6’ and ‘C41’. Clients used to include; DeBeers, House of Fraser, Brut, Faberge, Max Factor, bla bla bla!
I also worked in a photographic studio in Belgravia London, which was my Godmothers business and spent many hours working into the small hours, well it is photography and deadlines have to be met!
I spent a number of years as Chief Photographer working on cruise ships (16 in total) in the Caribbean, South America, Mediterranean and Red Sea.
I aim to exhibit some images from my travels, but more emphasis on the local Sussex area with seascapes, landscapes and townscapes with a little twist!
The gallery space is booked for summer next year in an Art Deco building with two galleries with huge windows & lots of natural light, along with artificial lighting.
The money raised will help pay for the gallery space, the printing of the images on canvas and paper. There will be an allocation of some of the funds raised for advertising and marketing purposes, along with an evening private viewing by invitation, which you will be invited to if I make target!
It will be nice for local people and tourists to see images of the local area and appreciate the beauty that is on offer here in Sussex.
I also volunteer for a local homeless charity helping homeless people, and like to get them engaged in projects around art/photography. Conservation of the area is also important as everyday we see plastic objects washed ashore here on the Sussex coast. It’s important to educate adults and children about plastic pollution, and I hope to illustrate this with one powerful image that will be on display during the exhibition. I also want to encourage those from various backgrounds in the local community to engage in photography along with other disabled folk such as myself!
Thanks for reading, and I hope I can rely on your support for getting this exhibition and it’s message out to the public.