Yorkshire – In All Its Glory
For the first time in nearly four years Heart Gallery is holding a photographic exhibition to celebrate our locality and soak up the peace and solitude of our valleys, crags and moorlands. Artists and writers have sought out the stunning beauty of Yorkshire for years. They have been inspired by unspoilt and breathtaking scenery and seduced by its landscape. This exhibition hopes to stir those emotions in our visitors and tempt them to buy a piece of Yorkshire to take home with them! Here is a sneaky peak at some of the prints that will be available from eight talented, local photographers: Take a tongue-in-cheek look into the future with a series of images from Jason Elliott of what life in Hebden Bridge and beyond may look like in 2032 after a few years of Climate Change.
Jefferson Hammond’s main interest in photography tends to be black and white landscape work and he loves to explore the juxtaposition between a landscape that is primarily derelict whist at the same time possessing a strong sense of charter and a scenic attraction that goes beyond the traditional notions of scenic beauty.
Nigel Hillier’s images in this exhibition are the results of many meanderings around the Hebden Bridge area. Nigel is a full time freelance photographer covering a wide range of photography including portrait, editorial, fashion and commercial, however the Hebden images are a self driven project undertaken on downtime from his day job or as an escape from his `lightroom`..ie. computer.
Sarah Mason is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Hebden Bridge but her love of photography started with taking pictures of her surroundings growing up in the Yorkshire Dales.
Steve Morgan was born in Yorkshire, studied at Leeds University and has worked in a lot of places – travelled a lot on Greenpeace ships photographing many of their most celebrated actions and campaigns. Recent work has taken Steve to Everest Base Camp for WWF International and more locally around the South Pennines photographing people in their working landscape for the Watershed Lives project.
Stuart Humphrey and Tony Wright (singer with Bradford based band Terrorvision) both live in Oldfield, Keighley and they got together to create this series of photographs of local points of interest. Something to do rather than watch television on a night, they would head out onto and over the local moors in search of places they wanted show to other people and entitled the set of pictures ‘Whilst You Were Sleeping’.
Hilly Fletcher is an artist/photographer living and working in Calderdale. She makes work using a variety of mediums – lens, print, paint, ink, charcoal and even food … depending on circumstance, brief or mood!
This exhibition has been 10 months in the planning and includes 8 very talented local photographers exhibiting in 1 beautiful gallery space.