At this year's event I am bringing together a small collection of photographs captured during lockdown on the iPhone, rather than my normal camera and equipment. They represent memories of our local places and spaces that have kept us going through troubled times. I have tried to capture some iconic monuments, reflections during the winter floods and beautiful landscapes from the Oxfordshire landscape. In particular exploring black and white imagery to capture strong contrasts, shapes and shadows.
These new images are exhibited accompanied by some of my wildlife photography including my passion for Dragonflies and birds of prey.
Photography is my hobby that inspired me to set up my Picture Framing business (Dragonfly Framing).
I have always loved art and photograghy and picture framing has given me the opportunity to put some of my images on the wall, and not squirrel them away in a computer file. But more than this, it enables me to engage with artists of many genres on a daily basis.
I was inspired by the idea that there can be creativity in framing as well as with the art within the frame. The right frame can enhance and really showcase the art within, but it is also about preserving our memories for the future.