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New artist on display at Yoredale

[Thursday 26 August 2010]

Professional landscape photographer Ged Hickey will be putting some of his work on show next week in the Bainbridge offices of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA).

Between 40 and 50 of his prints will be displayed in the reception area of the Yoredale offices as part of the Authority’s on-going commitment to provide a showcase for artists.

Richard Burnett, the YDNPA’s Head of Finance and Resources, said: “It isn’t often that we play host to photographic exhibitions so we hope this will be an interesting attraction both for visiting art lovers and for people coming into the offices on business.”

Gerald Hickey initially worked as a pipefitter before re-training to become an interior designer. He then completed an MSc specialising in computer animation and, despite temporarily putting his career on hold to care for his family, he produced three short films.

A series of photos taken during a visit to Staithes in 2007 sparked a passion for landscape photography and, that Christmas, he bought his first quality camera – a Canon Eos 40D with a wide angle lens.

Ged, who lives in Redcar in Cleveland, says he believes in making the photo fit the view, rather than being restricted by the lens or a single shot – which is why the majority of his photos are panoramic.

His first exhibition “Escaping the Lens” proved to be such a success that he has now fulfilled his dream of becoming a professional photographer, discovering for himself the enormous wealth of beauty the UK offers the explorer.

The exhibition will run until the end of October and can be viewed on weekdays between 8.30am and 5pm.

Ged can be contacted on GERALD.HICKEY@NTLWORLD.COM.

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