Travel photography exhibition at Ignition Brewery
> In the summer of 2018, at the top of my street and just over the road, a brand new brewery-slash-taproom opened and became my new local. Ignition brewery, based in Sydenham in the Borough of Lewisham, employs and trains people with learning disabilities to brew great beer. And now it exhibits photography.
In the spring of 2019, Ignition ventured into the art world and evolved into a brewery-slash-taproom-slash-gallery. The founder and owner, the brilliant Nick O’Shea, kindly allowed me take over a whole wall for a couple of months to put on a solo exhibition of my travel photography.
Growing up near the seaside in Sunderland gave me a passion for places near the sea, and I do tend to go on holidays in places where there’s a beach – whether it’s a town, city or remote island. I thought I’d make this the theme of my first solo show in a few years (or about a decade come to think of it), and put together a collection of coastal photos from South Africa, Madagascar, Italy, and even Sunderland.