Scenes through the lens

Michael Green
Michael Green

AN EXHIBITION of pictures by a Staverton based photographer is currently on show at Daventry Library.

Michael Green gallery called Caught in the Lens – Daventry and Beyond, features a wide range of photographs from around the local area with many taken further afield. It will be shown until Saturday, February 22.

Michael’s interest in photography started at a young age.

He said: “My first purposeful venture into the world of photography started when I was in the sixth form at school and I learned how to take; develop and print black and white photos.

“My interest in photography grew and within a year or so I had my first SLR camera and a basic darkroom set up.”

However it was when he acquired a digital camera that he was able to use his degree in graphic design to enhance his interest.

Michael added: The digital age revolutionised photography and I acquired my first digital camera in 2000. At a cost of £700 and with a resolution of only 2.1mb (much less than most camera phones nowadays!) it felt like evolution had gone backwards.

“However, digital cameras soon became much better and allowed me to use the Photoshop skills I had learnt as a freelance graphic designer in a new and creative way.”

He visited Weardale Agricultural Show in 2012 and entered the photographic competition at the same show the following year. He came first in six categories, second in two and the third one.He also won trophies for the Best in Show Photography and the John Shuttleworth Trophy for a photo of two lambs at Fawsley.

Michael said: “My success last summer has given me great encouragement and spurred me on to produce increasingly better photos – many of which can be seen in this display.”

All photos are for sale with prices between £15 and £50. The exhibition can be seen during regular library opening hours.