Dorset Voices Launched
I am delighted with the publication of two of my photos in the latest book produced by local publisher Roving Press. A close up of low tide – light ripple, anemones streaming in the flow – over the rocks at Portland Bill, and another close frame of a very sculptural and textured piece of flakey portland rock! Both have been printed full page and seem to me to have presence – though I guess its hard for me to be objective… It was an interesting exercise considering what to submit as all the photos are printed in black and white. I felt that without colour, light and texture were particularly important in bringing the picture alive.
Wonderful that so many writers were able to voice their work as part of the Bournemouth Festival of Words at the launch last night. Copies are currently available from Waterstones in Dorchester,and Roving Press books are generally stocked on Portland by The Lobster Pot, Portland Museum and White Stones. I hope to be getting a few copies soon for sale at The Sculpture Hut.
Portland is particularly well represented in the photographs – all full page. Scott Irvine has an unusual slant on both St. George’s Church and the skull and crossbones on a gravestone in St. Andrews Churchyard, whilst Portland Bill is captured by Laura Edwards.