12 May - 9 September 2018
I'm honoured to have some of my wildlife pictures at the "Art of Animals" summer exhibition in the Lombard Street Gallery 2018.
The show compliments Turner Contemporary who are running a major exhibition entitled ‘Animals & Us’ 25th May – 30th September 2018, which has challenged our creative community to reflect on the relationship between humans and animals.
The show starts on Saturday 12 May 2018 with 'meet the artist' between 2pm-4pm
More information can be had by visiting the Lombard Street Gallery website >
I’ve always had a natural affinity with animals and they appear to trust me and relax in my company. I first got into photography and shooting wildlife when I started scuba diving back in the 80’s. It was a way of showing people the wondrous creatures I’d encountered on my many dives. I was given the nickname “the Sharkhunter” by fellow divers because I was always chasing after sharks trying to capture photographs of them.
I like to try to understand and capture a beautiful portrait of an animal that hopefully displays its character, rather than just a pleasing but superficial photo. This is why I prefer to process my images in black & white as it is less distracting than colour and focuses the viewer’s attention on the subject.
I will be showing some colour work also, but my main theme will be images in black & white.
Some of the photographs I will be exhibiting are in this post.
How to find the gallery :
Lombard Street Gallery
2 Lombard Street, Margate, Kent CT9 1EJ
Tel : 01843 292 779
A few shot taken on Easter Bank Holiday Monday at midday, which was the only window of dry weather between rain showers.
Turner Contemporary is an art gallery in Margate, Kent, England. It is situated on Margate seafront, on the same site as the boarding house where J. M. W. Turner stayed when visiting the town. The gallery organises a rolling programme of temporary exhibitions and events.
Some seascape shots for the huge tidal surge we had from the stormy weather.
I got drenched three times doing the stormy shots of the bays by huge rouge waves. Luckily my camera survived after several soakings.
The two shot below were taken by the camera as part of a bracketed series of shots when a rouge wave caught me and soaked my Sony A6500 just after the above picture was shot.
Snow covered beach at sunrise, Joss Bay beach.
Unfortunately we don't get much snow in winter these days being so far south and global warming, but this year we have the "Beast from the East" spiralling in from the arctic with subzero temperatures, so I'm more in my element and out shooting snow covered landscapes in southeast England. I had a balmy temperature of -5c with win chill temperature of -12c, just how I like it!
Here are a few shots taken yesterday at Joss Bay.
Sunrise at Sandsend, North Yorkshire.
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