Share Photography Online Exhibition
8th March – 18th April
Share Photography is a group of local photographers who have previously arranged regular exhibitions of their work for several years now at a variety of venues, including the Rooftop Arts Centre.
The pandemic has prevented their usual programme and so this is their first online exhibition, with the kind help of the Rooftop Arts Centre. It has offered the chance to renew their inspiration in these difficult times.
The images presented follow their philosophy, being simply photographs that they would like to share. There are a wide range of subject areas which reflect their individual interests and experiences.
Please remember to click on any image to get a larger size view.
If you would like to purchase copies of any photographs, these are available as prints only at the prices and size shown. Please contact the Rooftop Arts Centre if you would like mounted or framed versions.
The group usually supports the charity Water Aid through their exhibitions, so if you enjoy the images please consider making a small donation which you can easily do at www.wateraid.org
Please feel very welcome to offer any feedback you would like about the exhibition via the contact form here.
Angela Lloyd, Ann Dickson, Annie Ford, Chris Shaw, Elaine Medcalf, Gareth Williams, John Lawrence, Nick Carter.
Aninda Biswas, David Townshend, Rachael Flynn
I am a keen photographer who enjoys a range of genres, typically street photography and taking urban shots. Lockdowns in 2020-21 challenged me to look further at the beauty on our doorstep and, when permitted, to enjoy a visit to Cornwall. Summer 2020 and the constraints imposed by Covid allowed me to truly appreciate the variety of the Northamptonshire landscapes and those just across the border in Leicestershire at different times of the day and in different moods. Other images are of trips to Bath and Norfolk taken in 2019.
My photographs are taken on my Sony A7ii and any post-processing is done largely in Photoshop.
The pictures were taken in the grounds of Konark Temple in the state of Odisha in Eastern India. Dedicated to the Sun God ‘Surya’ it seems to have fallen into disuse relatively quickly. It was built in 1250AD in a very local style. It is shaped like a giant chariot dedicated to the God. It gained notoriety with the British because of the depiction of love as carving on the wall. Possibly an offshoot of Tantric traditions. The temple was in ruins before the intervention of a number of agencies from the beginning of the 1800s including the Asiatic Society. It is now a UNESCO world heritage site.
A School Outing: Boys and girls in blue inspecting the walls of the temple. You can imagine them tittering and giggling at the carvings.
Devotee: The temple is not used for worship. Still does not stop individual devotee from offering prayers on a foggy dawn
Girls’ Day Out: The girls, possibly from local college, sitting under the watchful eyes of the large sculpted horse
Three generations: Three generation of ladies getting their pictures taken. None of them seem really to enjoy the experience.
Images are not currently for sale
All photographs are special, but the 12 here, make me smile and I hope they make you smile too.
When asked to participate in this exhibition I decided to assemble a set of images taken during the very difficult year of the pandemic. As I never go out without a camera, my exercise walks yielded a few interesting photos which I am sharing with you below.
All images were taken in East Northamptonshire just a short distance from my home during autumn and winter 2020 / 2021. Group 1 are monochrome landscape images showing the starkness of winter and the accompanying flooding. Group 2 are abstract images of reflections frozen in time. Group 3 are images of snowscapes close to my home. The landscape was bathed in glorious sunlight the day after the initial snowfall on 25th January this year.
Further images can be found on the following websites
Last year seemed to change the relevance of many things for so many people and for me it felt difficult to keep my inspiration for photography, given what we were all facing. Even time itself seemed to be different in some ways. But then it became more noticeable that the world about us just carried on as usual. Birds still sang, plants grew, butterflies emerged. Mould and decay continued and the rusting away of things made to last a lifetime just kept on going.
All these things have their own different time scales and cycle, from the short life of flowers and butterflies to the lasting years of the Yew tree and the millennia of rocks. I have chosen images here which I hope may reflect these thoughts in some way. Most are from the opportunities we had to take local walks last year and show the interest I still managed to find in the natural world, which we are all so much a part of.
I specialise in creating abstract and impressionist landscape, garden and architectural images using photography as the medium. My inspiration comes from the world around me, natural and man-made. My images interpret light and colours, shapes and patterns in landscapes, from grand views to intimate details. I create images on the Norfolk coast, at local sites such as Kirby Hall and Barnwell lock, and even in my garden. Indeed I recently won the Portfolio category of the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition for my Hosta Patterns (which you can view on my website). I began my Escape to the Garden project as a response to the first Covid lockdown, and the natural and man-made objects in my small garden continue to provide creative stimulation.