We really enjoyed RIAT (the Royal International Air Tattoo) last weekend. We love fast jets and all the noise. We arrived pretty early and claimed a nice spot for our chairs, picnic blanket and beach shelter (for my little daughters), and we settled down for show.
I don’t have a long enough lens for photographing jet fighter planes at distance but there are lots of people to photograph milling around the stands and food areas. I took these while queuing at the bar for cold ciders (it was an extremely hot day)!
‘Heading to the Central Line’
One of my images, a self portrait called ‘Beyond the Door’, was accepted for the RPS Visual Art Group Member’s Exhibition 2014, and it was also commended. The current issue of the magazine features all the accepted images from the exhibition and I was fortunate to have my image chosen for the front cover.
This is the text I wrote for the magazine.
I am very pleased to have my image commended in the VA Exhibition. It has been a successful image for me having also been accepted in a number of other exhibitions including the Southampton International, the Edinburgh International and the London Salon.
It is a self-portrait and for me it is about contemplation, wondering what is beyond the confined space, either physically or mentally. It could mean something different for the viewer though and it is up to you to decide, but it does ask a few questions; why is he sat there outside that door looking up at the glass panelled door, which door does the title ‘Beyond the Door’ refer to and where does the other door lead? I hope you enjoy my image and that it makes you think and ask questions.