Simply Contemplating – Anthony Gormley installtion at the Martello Tower in Aldeburgh
A New Photography Exhibition
at Snape Maltings.
14th – 19th August 2015.
Last year I exhibited and introduced a new photographic collection called A Reflection in Nature alongside some of my Simply Suffolk images in The Gallery at Snape Maltings.
The Gallery is rented out all year round to various artists for a week at a time to showcase their work. Since it opened it has showcased for painters, photographers and all forms of creative individuals using all types of mediums. This year I’m there from the 14th – 19th August, during the Aldeburgh Festival so hoping the crowds will come by and take time out to look at the exhibition and hopefully take home a photographic souvenir!
I had a Simply superb week. Not only did I get a chance to talk everything cameras, including lenses, tripods, composition, when the best time to photograph landscapes is morning vs dusk, the ongoing debate between Canon vs Nikon users (Canon wins btw) and everything to do with the love of photography, but I also got to meet a large number of fellow photographers. Many of these photographers I had heard of and whose work I had admired for a very long time. It is always good to meet fellow enthusiasts, photography students and professionals and receive their input and feedback on my work.
As you may know I love photographing Suffolk and set up in selling my fine art photographs with a professionally framed collection of iconic Suffolk images – Simply Suffolk. This summer I spent much of my time in Suffolk with the children on the beaches, soaking up the sun. There is something quintessentially British about being on the beach with children playing, kites flying, deck chairs and a snoring grown up complete with mouth agape! Then there’s the ice creams, the smell of beer and who could ignore the carnivorous seagulls making a play for our fish and chips?! All in all a day at the beach has us all smiling, lets just ignore the wind and sand getting in our eyes shall we? Sunshine and the sea makes us feel good, perhaps it’s the sun or quite Simply the Suffolk magic. Who knows. It certainly brings out the creative side for me and enhances my bounce. I visited the new Antony Gormley installation at the Martello Tower in Aldeburgh and knew I simply had to add to my Simply Suffolk collection.
I do hope you’ll come and see me. I’m there alongside Peter Bultz who also is exhibiting a collection of photographic images. He recently opened “Gallery 74” in Woodbridge which hangs and sells for local artists in painting, sculpture and photography.
PS – The Gallery is situated as you drive into Snape Maltings on the left hand side, before you park so keep your eyes peeled so you don’t miss us!