Internationally Acclaimed Photographer's New Images to be Exhibited at The Station
Tuesday, Mar 5, 2013
A solo exhibition of new Yorkshire Dales images by Joe Cornish opens at The Station, Richmond over the Easter weekend.
For the past 12 months, internationally acclaimed landscape photographer, Joe Cornish has been compiling a series of new Yorkshire images with particular emphasis on the Yorkshire Dales.
The show is called - View Finder - a description that sums up Joe Cornish's approach to seeing the world which he so eloquently captures in his photography.
"The concept behind this exhibition is simple. My main photographic quest is to seek, and ultimately find, a view. Of course, this isn't quite as easy as it may sound," said Joe.
"Although almost anywhere in open landscape could in theory be a viewpoint, a photographer is extremely selective, narrowing the possibilities down from thousands to a small handful, on a given photographic session. It is not so much a matter of viewpoint, more the photographer’s point of view."
Besides the new work, which has never been exhibited before, View Finder will also feature a selection of earlier works that have marked Joe Cornish out as one of Britain's finest photographers. The Station has also commissioned several 'super-sized' photographs specifically for this show. These large scale works measure approximately 8 feet by 20 feet.
All the photographs in View Finder are available to purchase, with sales of the work directly assisting The Station Charity which restored this outstanding heritage landmark and turned it into one of the regions most popular visitor destinations.
On Thursday, 4th April, Joe Cornish will be on hand to discuss his approach to photography with specific reference to the work contained in his exhibition at The Station. This event is also being held as a fundraising activity for The Station Charity. Guests are invited to have a glass of wine before Joe's presentation and then to question him about his photographic philosophy and technique.
"I have heard it said that landscape photography is (like property) a matter of ‘location, location, location’. I disagree. Certainly location will determine what we see. But it is how we see that matters," continued Joe.
In order to accommodate as many guests as possible, Joe will host two View Finder Lectures; one at 7 pm and the second at 8:30 pm.
Tickets are now on sale, priced £15 and can be reserved by phoning The Station on 01748 828260.
View Finder will run until Sunday, 28th April. Admission is free and The Station Gallery is open daily from 9 am - 7 pm.