16 April 2024

Digital photography with a difference

A digital photography exhibition will be opening at Hedon Museum this month.

Digitally Different, presented by the Hedon Viewfinders photography club, opens on Wednesday, March 8, at 10am.

It will then be open every Saturday and Wednesday from 10am to 4pm until Saturday, April 29. Admission is free.

Twenty-five members of the club are exhibiting about 60 fine art images.

Ray Duffill, from Hedon Viewfinders, said: “I think it will be the best-ever exhibition staged by the club. The photographs are beautiful! They really reflect and represent the entire club with its full range of members and photographic interests.

“Our youngest exhibitor is 13 years old and our oldest is in his 90s. Photography really is for everyone, and the club exists to encourage people on their own photographic journeys of discovery.

“The exhibition comprises a collection of photographs that the club is proud of, and we hope they serve to inspire many visitors, both young and old, to get out with their cameras and phones to take more and better photographs.”

The club has been preparing the exhibition for several weeks and members were challenged to produce work to a “digitally different” theme. Many of the pieces are printed on Hahnemühle bamboo photographic paper, which is an inkjet paper made from 90 per cent bamboo fibres and 10 per cent cotton, offering an environmentally friendly printing option. Bamboo paper particularly suits photographs with a painterly look and complements the matte and gloss effects that would normally be found in a fine art photography exhibition.

When in Hedon on Wednesdays and Saturdays, look out for the signs and notice boards in Watmough’s Arcade that direct visitors to the museum entrance behind the Town Hall.