Preview: Friday October 15, 2010 @ 17:00 - 20:00 Exhibition: Saturday October 16, 2010 - Saturday November 27, 2010 @ 11:00 - 19:00
An exhibition of photography by Alan Withington
Alan photographs lightly managed or unmanaged elements of the landscape and ephemeral moments of light interacting with natural and built forms. He endeavours to find the exotic in places closer to home rather than in far distant locations. In finding a way to make work about the world without causing harm to the environment on the way to the destination, he asks whether one can see this as a step on the road to describing a “sustainable aesthetic”? Each of the frames in which the photographs are hung is unique having been crafted by Alan from recycled wood.
Photography has always been a big part of Alan's life and grew along side his first occupation as a skilled craftsman working in reclaimed stone, wood and brick. After university he took these skills into the environmental sector and has used his photography to create environmental educational materials on plants and insects. He has a special interest in urban conservation, a field of nature conservation where light is shone on the intrinsic value of many things mostly disregarded in life's consumer-driven bustle. Alan lives in Belper, Derbyshire.
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