I’ve just had an interesting day out over at the Lowry Theatre in Salford Keys visiting the Mary McCartney exhibition with my photographer friend, Janet, and a group from the Guild of Photographers; a nice mix of people with lots of experience to share.
The exhibition is an interesting mix of celebrity portraits and images from ‘Off Pointe – A Photographic Study of The Royal Ballet After Hours’ and I must say I much preferred the latter; it’s just a personal thing as I prefer portraits of people I don’t know. That said, I did like the celebrity portraits, especially Gwyneth Paltrow as Madonna. It’s actually quite hard to see Gwyneth Paltrow, which is testament to the image and to the visual cues that we use to identify people. The Royal Ballet shots were far more candid and captured intimate and personal moments of life off stage. They were all B&W and none were posed which gives them a relaxed and ‘at ease’ feel that really came across. This shot is one of my favorites. It has a spontaneity that really captures a moment in time. I also like the way it captures the dressing tables behind and how they’ve been personalised by the artists.
Salford Quays is always a good place to take photos so whilst I was there I took a few shots of my own. This quite dreamy shot of the Lowry is a split tone yellow/blue.
A bit of artistic licence in this next one……
…….the sign was originally on the blue wall.
There was a food festival on at the same time with some great stalls so I went home with images, sausages, cheese etc etc…….
Later on I went for a walk near home and got my favorite shot of the day. Yep it’s a collie in a trolley. It had to be a collie…you just can’t make this stuff up!