It’s a fabulous month when two fellow photographers have Greenwich photographic exhibitions on at the same time.
The first is Jo Tennant, exhibiting her work as part of The Body, Movement and Dance at Made in Greenwich gallery opposite Cutty Sark station on Creek Road. Greenwich is lucky in having Jo’s work as part of the exhibition. She created a stunning panel of 20 images of dancers to gain her Fellowship with the British Institute of Professional Photography, inspired by a childhood of dance training.
Jo has an established business as a wedding and portrait photographer and her dance fine art prints were taken and printed in her spare time as a challenge. She has framed and mounted prints for sale in the exhibition.
The second photographer is Mike Curry, who has his landscapes at The Greenwich Gallery on the corner of Royal Hill and Peyton Place until March 31. The exhibition Mike describes as “an eclectic mix of work from sweeping panoramas to more abstract studies.” Mike will be at the gallery every Saturday and Sunday to answer questions about his work.
Just finished downloading and backing up Rebecca and Tyrone’s wonderful wedding at Bilsington Priory near Ashford in Kent today (I know, technically yesterday). Tyrone was the sweetest, most emotional groom you could imagine and a photo of him waiting for Rebecca at their ceremony was almost the single, but Rebecca coming down the stairs was just too beautiful. A full blog post will follow when I’ve edited the day’s photographs.
Twice in the past two days, I’ve heard of brides who have been let down by ‘friends’ shooting their wedding. With one, the friend had their camera stolen the day before the wedding, so they couldn’t capture the day, and with another, it was a male friend of the groom who seemed to only capture the more attractive female wedding guests and virtually none of the couple. If there is an up-side in these stories, it’s that a friend of the latter couple who is planning her own wedding is choosing a professional photographer very carefully so this doesn’t happen to her.
Yes, I have a vested interest in having couples book a professional, preferably qualified, photographer for their wedding, but it worries me that sometimes so little thought has gone into photographs which will capture the couple’s very closest friends and family – as well as what the rest of the budget is spent on.