A sense of purpose

A sense of purpose

My first major rework of the website follows a year of change. Moving house, stepping down a gear or two but taking more time with my pictures. I have spent more time helping others with their photography whether they are beginners with #aphotoadayforayear or helping more established people get their first exhibitions. The year has been a rewarding one.

While my health has remained stable, fatigue plays a part in my daily existence – I have to work with it rather than against it. This year I have started using a converted infrared Sony NEX-7 – it allows me to explore the landscape but also at a time of day that would normally be prohibitive to a landscape photographer.

The Don’t Look Now exhibition continues at Moo and Two on Catherine Hill in Frome. I have to thank Euan for his passion and enthusiasm for my photography and photography in general. The experience of taking so many portraits has been amazing and the reactions of people (in them and seeing them) has been hugely enjoyable.

This year, some new things, some old things and some more things. More portraits, more film and a venture into some timelapse. I will continue to help and support others – it is good to give back.

Don’t Look Now exhibition continues to grow

Don’t Look Now exhibition continues to grow

The long-running Portraiture exhibition at Moo & Two, the distinctive coffee and tea shop on Frome’s historic Catherine Hill continues to grow. Now into its seventh month the rolling exhibition of informal portraiture has been extended to another wall. The people in the portraits are all regulars at Moo & Two and all the images are taken in the shop by photographer Dan Hopkins. The pictures are for sale but only to the subjects in the picture for £25.

Hidden Landscape exhibition at Moo & Two

Hidden Landscape exhibition at Moo & Two

A series of four infrared landscapes created in Somerset by Dan Hopkins.
Infrared photography offers a different view, a world where foliage is white, water is black, structures of trees can be seen through the leaves and the sky is dark.
These images are created with a converted digital camera rather than the more traditional filter system. Images can be created when the sun is at its strongest and at the height of summer to help create the strong contrast typical in infrared imagery.

UPDATE
Since posting this, all the framed images sold to one buyer!