For November’ss Shed Talk, Steve Russell’s childhood passion has led him into an award-winning career as a versatile professional photographer of portraits, landscapes, interiors and works of art. In his talk at the Goods Shed he will explain how the high and remote mountains in Africa opened up a whole new vista.
Steve has built an enviable reputation over the years as the photographer of choice for many celebrated contemporary artists, both in the UK and internationally. His remarkable images of African subjects taken during his trips to the continent over the past six years show another facet of his creativity, revealing him to be an image-maker of great vision and sensitivity. Most of the portraits Steve took in Africa are of those he came to know, and resonate with the trust and empathy he shared with the individuals and communities he encountered.
The images of people Steve met on his many visits to Uganda, Rwanda and elsewhere in Africa aren’t just a visual record of his journey. They represent a more personal journey. It is said that to meet Africa is to meet oneself. That broadening of inner horizons is a gift only a continent as vast and vibrant as Africa can bestow. Russell repays it in his rich photographs as a tribute.
And we at the Goods Shed can experience that benefit through his extraordinary images and his words at the Shed Talk on Wednesday November 27th.
Tickets are £8 for adults and £5 for students and those under 14 years of age, bookable in advance or pay on the door.
We recently had a hearing loop installed at The Shed for the benefit of all who might appreciate a little help hearing the audio systems. If you would like to reserve one – you can do so either when booking your tickets on line or by calling the office on 01666 505496.