Friday 25th May to Sunday 1st July 2012
There are so many wonderful photographs already in existence of Liverpool's
wonderful architecture and seafront that it must be nigh-on impossible
to present a new perspective. But this refreshing exhibition provides
an unusual and sometimes wry view of the city's familiar and iconic landmarks.
Gerard Fleming is a Liverpool photographer, born and bred in North Liverpool's
dockland area, where he still lives. What started as a childhood hobby,
photographing local places about to be demolished before their memories
disappeared altogether, turned eventually into a full time passion.
This new exhibition focuses on how Liverpool's buildings and landmarks
transform in different lighting situations; the dead of night, fog, and,
most spectacularly and successfully, snow.
Time-lapse exposures such as A late night on Hope
Street encapsulate both an unusual view and period in one of the
city's best-known and generally busiest areas, illuminated but still and
A snowy night on William Brown Street has
a surreal diagonal view of our neo-Gothic art gallery which, leaving the
strange colours aside, looks as though it was captured centuries ago.
And Two birds, a Daffodil and a Queen offers
a clue as to the humorous eye the artist cast over his subjects. Here,
he captures what may at first seem like a well-worn image, but it is from
a viewpoint of a photographer with a wonderful eye for composition, as
well as a one-off opportunity.
Gerard's reputation as a photographer has been growing in Liverpool and
he is now at a point where his skills in demand for taking photos at events
and for local artists, musicians and organisations.
He has had his photographs published in several books and his solo exhibitions
have proved popular.
This not-to-be-missed exhibition is held at the lovely Penny Lane Gallery.
Situated itself in Liverpool's most memorably named road, it features
a varied range of traditional and cutting-edge work, mainly locally themed