Local photographer Dave Shrimpton is exhibiting a collection of photographs that heÂ has taken using modern and vintage cameras, at the Ware Arts Centre later this month.
Out of the Ether, on 26-27 November, takes visitors on a journey though time,Â showing a mix of digital, film and wet-plate photographs -Â images printed onto glassÂ and tin plates using methods from the 1850s.
Dave, who is co-founder and creative director of Black Dog Creative in Ware says, "My passion for photography started back in the 1970s. In my work I have reallyÂ appreciated the digital revolution and the quality of images and creative possibilitiesÂ now open to everyone - but instant photography has its downsides.
"Nowadays being able to quickly take loads of pictures and delete what we donâ€™t likeÂ means that photos are seen as disposable. I became nostalgic for the golden era ofÂ film when every shot mattered and we had a greater connection to our photos, so IÂ decided to wind back the clock. I started trying out vintage film cameras and fell inÂ love with wet-plate photography.
"It's all about appreciating photographs as physical objects that take time and skill toÂ create. By reviving the technology from the past and through this exhibition I wantÂ people to people to experience the magic of vintage photography and the uniqueÂ quality of its prints."
Visitors will be able to enjoy Daveâ€™s unique collection of photographs, which are aÂ real fusion of modern and vintage, and see the vintage cameras he uses to createÂ them.
'Out of the Ether' is open from 10am to 4.30pm on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27Â November. Entry is free.
The exhibition, presented in association with the Southern Maltings Group, showsÂ the type of innovative and creative work people can look forward to as part of theÂ extended Ware Arts Centre.
Find out more about Out of the Ether at www.wareartscentre.org.uk/events
Dave Shrimpton can be contacted through his website www.daveshrimpton.co.ukÂ or by phone on 07799 768104.Â