Sadly I have had to cancel my exhibition due to developing covid symptoms. I hope to reschedule for later in the year.
My 2021 Exhibition at the Steadings Gallery in Balmacara Square starts on the 31st July and runs until the 7th August. The event is free to enter and is open daily from 11 am to 6pm, except the last day (7th August) when is is open from 10 am to 1pm.
As the title might suggest I have focused this year mostly on a more desaturated style of imagery which has resulted from a post-processing workflow that I developed while working on my Graded Unit project for the HNC in Photography in 2020. The style is perhaps motivated by a reaction to the commonly over-saturated imagery that is prevalent on social media platforms such as Instagram, where most of the images are incredibly punchy and vibrant, often captured on mobile phones. While these images are dramatic and impactful I find myself being increasingly detached from them and much more favouring those which focus on tone and texture. This perhaps harks back to my liking for monochrome and this technique does help to emphasise the key subject and works well when there may not be particularly strong colour contrast in a composition, or where there is a distracting element that you do not wish to be the focus of the viewer's attention.
Over the past year, regular readers of my blog will have noticed a tendency for this style of imagery to come more and more to the fore as I have experimented with the workflow. It does not always work but it has become a bit of a habit for me to at least try it out on a lot of my images. Sometimes it sticks but often I do revert back to the more traditional workflow.
The exhibiton consists of a collecton of images taken over the past 12-15 months, plus some re-worked older ones where I felt this style might work well. I have also included a few more traditional images as I felt they naturally worked well within the scope of the exhibition title.
Watch this space as I am producing a pdf book for the exhibition which I will post a download link to here once it is ready.
In addition to viewing the actual exhibition if you make it along you will also be able to purchase prints, canvases and cards. Many of my older prints and canvases will be on sale at reduced prices so try and get along to see if you can grab a bargain. Please feel free to share this post and encourage folk to come in and say hello.
I am an amateur photographer who is also a Chartered Geographer with his own part-time consultancy business and I work as an estate manager for a national conservation charity in Scotland. I am based in Lochalsh, Wester Ross, Scotland, just next to the Isle of Skye.
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