Monday, 10 December 2012
More Music Morecambe hosts new Paris photography exhibition
Paris,Winter, a new photographic exhibition by Jill Abbott, has just opened at More Music in Morecambe.
A collection of candid street photography and pictorial views of Paris taken on an unusually cold and snowy January in the French capital, the images are showing upstairs at More Music in Morecambe until 18th January 2013.
Originally from Blackburn, Jill was given an old SLR 35mm camera and enrolled on evening classes at the local college to learn how to use it. She went on to further her studies in photography by attending college full time for two years, gaining experience in portrait, wedding and studio photography, followed by a degree in Linguistics with Visual Studies/Art History.
After a few photography-free years working in education she moved to Lancaster. Connections with the burgeoning local music scene led to requests for photographs for promotional material and CD covers. A renewed interest in the medium followed and Jill now carries a camera with her wherever she goes, capturing people in their environment, urban landscapes, gigs and events, cities and rural locations, and documentary images from sailing trips from various parts of the world.
She believes that photography is not just about capturing the moment but creating stories, and attempting to transform the banal into the beautiful.
Admission to the exhibition is free.
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