Graduate success from Jonny Nolan


I’d been recommended to enter the RWA’s photography open by the Liverpool based artist, Lyndsey Moran, so, after entering, I was given a very pleasant end of year present when I got announced that I had been selected for the open’s exhibition. Story behind them are for the crowd surfer shot; this was taken at the Tramlines festival in Sheffield on the first weekend we were allowed back in large gatherings. I wanted to be a witness to this slice of cultural history and was lucky enough to be sent there by Gigwise magazine. I noticed the gentleman during the band and I thought that he epitomised the feeling in the air. One that was pure joy and relief that we were back enjoying live music.

For my brother in law in the garden. Marcus pictured here was taking a moment to review local online market places for people selling or giving away furniture. The disassembled sofa is an example Marcus and I got earlier that afternoon in the van we rented for the day. As the weather and light were stunning that day, I thought that I’d try out a roll of film on the Pentax 645 I’d bought a few weeks earlier. I thought that the scene was begging to be captured as it’s a scene that barring the fashion and plastic grass, could be taken at any time since the house was built in the Victorian era.

For those interested in going, it’s at The Royal West Academy of Arts in Bristol and the website is https://www.rwa.org.uk/collections/art-exhibitions/products/bristol-photo-festival-rwa-photography-open-exhibition. Tickets are at most £8.90 and a nice 15ish minutes walk from Temple Meads station. Jem Southern is also holding a solo exhibition at the same time, so do go check this out too whilst you’re there.

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