I am largely a self taught photographer from County Durham, UK, with my passion for photography being kindled a few years prior to retirement,in 2009, after a career in "Corporate and Legal" in local government. My main interest is Street Photography (intially inspired by such historic greats as Doisneau, Cartier Bresson etc. etc - through to a whole spectrum of modern street photographers). For me the capturing of life on the streets provides an endless tapestry of the human condition in all of its guises. It never ceases to amaze.
I have several social projects in progress also, as well as dabbling in conceptual ideas from time to time.
In recent years I have staged several successful exhibitions in the North East of England showing a variety of my work. I've also had some success in a number of competitions: most recently in the premier North East of England competition - "The 2014 Port of Tyne Awards", where I gained runner up in the North East Life category. In 2012 I had an article published in a photography magazine on my Appleby Horse Fair , Cumbria project. Sadly the magazine is no longer in circulation, but as far as I know it was nothing to do with my article!! In March 2016 one of my photographs was featured in the "British Life Photographic Awards Exhibition" at the Mall Galleries in London, receiving a "highly commended" in the "Street Life" category. The image is also in the British Life book , portfolio 2. Currently I am undertaking an ongoing project entitled "Dean Bank - The Demise of a Former Mining Community".
A cross-section of shots from this project appear in my portfolio, together with some of my "Street" work and a few from Appleby Horse Fair. You may also see my work on my website http://www.apainterinahurry.co.uk/
or visit my projects on Lensculture