PORTRAITS AND VOICES OF WW II
(a personal photography project)
In April 2015 I created ‘The Veteran’. A portrait of my wife's uncle Clifford following the Lancashire Fusiliers’ Gallipoli centenary parade. This portrait was the start of this portrait project, 'Portraits and Voices of WW II.Lest we Forget' This project comes from my desire to preserve the memories and images of those who risked all for the freedoms we enjoy today and to evoke feelings and memories on the part of you, the viewer, as you look into a face that would otherwise be lost to history. I like to sit and chat a while with the veterans before I take their portrait and if they are willing I also record their thoughts and memories on video.
To be able to meet and spend time with the veterans has been a most humbling experience and a privilege.
I can now confirm that an exhibition of the complete collection of images and video footage is scheduled for 21st October to 18th November 2017 at Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery, Wellington Rd South, Stockport, SK3 8AB. Please come along you will be most welcome. More details will be posted on my Facebook and twitter accounts. If you know a veteran who would like to be part of this project please contact me via my email or call me on 07938950700.