Photographer's exhibition opens at Harwood Library
BOLTON photographer Kevin Shipley opens a new exhibition at Harwood Library, in Gate Fold, this weekend.
Mr Shipley’s collection, entitled Vantage Point, opens in the library’s popular gallery on Sunday and runs throughout the month.
The collection uncovers such hidden gems as landscapes, seascapes, mountain ranges and abandoned buildings.
Mr Shipley, aged 55, from Smithills, has been a photographer for 30 years and is a member of Bolton Camera Club.
He said: “In this series the places, landmarks and objects have a particular fascination for me with their untold stories waiting to be rediscovered.
“For me they hold a magical quality of their own.”
Much of Mr Shipley’s work comes from walks, weekends away and unusual places.
His favourite picture from the Vantage Point collection is The Old Pump. He said: “I still get a buzz from going to abandoned buildings.
“I’m still fired up on getting more snaps of undiscovered places.
“Photography started out as a hobby of mine, but it quickly became a passion.
“It’s the sense of loss and memory that inspires my photos. With every photo I take, there’s a story behind it, someone’s been there before.
“I just get this sense of people and the past.
“I think what makes my photography unique is that I don’t try and imitate others.
“I want to steer my own way.”
To find out more about the exhibition, call Harwood Library on 01204 332340.
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