Connecting Again

As our world slowly unlocks we are all craving contact and ‘normal’, but after a year of essentially being on our own, connecting again is not that easy, and to be honest perhaps a little scary.

A trip to the hairdressers, (a cut and colour after six long months!), boosted my confidence, so I summoned up some courage and popped into a new Gallery / Studio in town: The Guildhall Studio.  It is owned by John Martyn, who founded Guildhall Studio as a place to exhibit his own photographs and works by other artists. John hopes, as we limp towards a normal we once knew, to create an environment where photographers can meet, chat and showcase their own work. The Guildhall Studio are also taking part in the Art Around Town Bury;  which is an art encounter on the streets of Bury St Edmunds, that aims to bring businesses and creatives together.  Artists are being asked to use a 10” pizza box (thankfully clean and unused!) to creatively promote What Makes Bury Tick. The Guildhall Studio will display pizza boxes in the Studio from the end of June to the end of September, but the Studio is well worth a visit before then; John’s work is beautiful and you will receive a very warm welcome. 

Connecting again is going to be a learning curve for us all, but be brave, you’ll meet some great people and may even find some new avenues to promote your own work.

These is an image I might use for ‘my pizza box’. Playfully titled “Time to Go Home”

Tech: Hasselblad 500CM / Zeiss Planar 2.8, 80mm / CineStill 800T / spot metered for the highlights and mid-tones / minimal edits in post / and a serendipity of a double exposure!

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