Not that many people realise this but I’m from Reading, a town about 40 miles out of London. I’ve never really done that much ‘stuff’ in my home town as to be honest, pretty much everything happens in London and that’s where about 90% of my contacts are. However when local photographer Neil Horne of Eye Imagine Photography called me and asked if I’d like to be included in an exhibition he was putting together for the Museum of Reading entitled ‘A Sense of Culture’, where he’d be photographing a selection of artists in the town…well I jumped at the chance. Hell, I went to this museum on primary school trips!
The shoot took place yesterday and here are just a few teaser pictures of what we got up to.
The preview show for the main exhibition will be held in the Museum of Reading from 14th May 2011 and the main show, featuring 60 images of local artists and celebrities, will be showing in May 2012. The images will also be published in a real life book! ‘A Sense of Culture’ will be available from May 2012.
The exhibition and book are being put together by Neil Horne to support local charities – Starmaker the Children’s Theatre group and Jelly Leggd Chicken Art, both of which develop and support emerging creative talent in Reading.
…And if you do happen to come to my little town to see either shows, please do drop me an email, if I’m free I’d love to meet you for a drink!