Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Hidden views

I've been a bad blogger and not blogged much over the past few week and here is the reason, my new exhibitions Hidden Views.

The exhibition starts on Saturday 30th April at the Coffee Clique in Getliffe's Yard in Leek. I've not blogged much because most of my free time has been taken up with shoots for the exhibition and sorting out the advertising and getting the pictures framed, work that is still on going!!!! Because of that I not only had no time to blog but also no fresh pictures to post as all my photos were of subjects for the exhibition.

So what is it all about, Hidden Views is about the need to see places you are not normally allowed to see, the idea arrived in the second week in March and at first I nearly did not use it as the time was so short. Not only was there the matter of getting 30+ good images (hard enough on its own) but these had to be taken in places you would not normally get to or even see.

Problem 1, Where was interesting enough to photograph, as these views are normally hidden, how would I known there was a view worth seeing?

Problem 2, Getting access, who do you contact, how do you get in and having taken all that time and effort then back to problem 1.

The out come surprised me, access was no problem once the right people were contacted, in fact the best part of the process was meeting loads of great and very helpful people. The images that I finally selected are better than I could have wished for given the condition in which most of them were taken as hidden views are normally hidden for a reason, bad light, cramped conditions, or poor access.

So the exhibition starts this Saturday and runs for the month of May, I will be there Saturday morning and would love to see you all.

The picture is as good an example of the exhibition as you could get, it is taken in side the Monument, Leeks most iconic building, looking at the clock workings and showing the back of the clock faces, faces whose fronts have been seen by everyone in the town, but the backs by only a select few, a truly hidden view.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

True blue

Just a quick post as the weather is great and I'm off to sit in the sun.



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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Look what I found

I'm very easily distracted, if I'm looking for something on the internet I normally find 2 hours have gone by and I'm looking at something totally unrelated to what I was after. The same goes for pictures, I was sorting images for the exhibition and ended up finding this picture. It was taken late last year and was just sitting in the file un-worked on. So an hour later and lots of processing and here it is. Now back to sorting images for the exhibition.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Pick me up

Just sorting photos for the exhibition and came across this shot taken last year at a steam fair, so I thought I would pop it on here.

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Monday, April 4, 2011

The Crescent, Buxton

Been a bit busy of late and let my blogging slip a bit, so a bit of an update for you.

Ziggy fine, getting bigger by the day and yesterday sat for his second official portrait. He has also made it down the pub twice this weekend and visited both our mums on Sunday, he has had quite a busy weekend.

The business is going to plan with an exhibition in the final stages of preparation, just the advertising to write and the final prints to be selected. More news on that later this week. I have also secured a stand at a local craft fair in May, so for the first time I will have 2 events running at the same time, luckily I don't need to be at both at the same time. I have also added new pages to my web site Brett Trafford.com, to advertise my wedding photography and portrait work.

As you can see between Ziggy and work there is very little me time at the moment, the only problem with this is that time is flying by so fast, I've already missed winter and if I don't stop and look around spring will be gone as well, there is just not enough hours in the day.

Picture shot a few weeks ago in Buxton, the building is call the crescent and is in the process of being converted in to a top flight hotel and spa. The shot was taken on my 10mm - 20mm and was 5 shots joined together.


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