Paul Harris visited Pateley Bridge Art Club to talk about and illustrate his recent photographic projects, both locally, around England and abroad.
He showed some images and a film sequence of local life that are part of his ongoing four year project with the Upper Nidderdale Landscape Partnership.
The following are some of photographs and films, copyright Paul Harris Photography.
Photographs from Cumbria
Film Work with Artists
Paul mentioned the short film, Swarm, he made of Laney Birkhead’s bee printing project. This had been shown to art club members at the February 2017 meeting, see blog post, and is available to view at > Swarm_a_film_by_Paul_Harris
Paul showed a short film made with Jane Carlisle Bellerby, artist in silk, based on her exhibition at No 6 Studio Gallery, King Street Workshops last year. View at > From Dale to Dale
Paul’s international projects include leading photography holidays, including Iceland. He had just returned from Iceland where he was fortunate to come close to sperm whales and orcas. He showed us many photographs, including the following.
There are more pictures and some short films from Iceland on Paul’s website and film page linked at the end. These show the interaction of light and ice plus the spectacular northern lights.
He told us about his visits to remote parts of Greenland accessible only by boat (weather and ice permitting), by helicopter or by dog sled.He mentioned some of the environmental issues arising in the fragile landscapes.
Paul showed us images from northern India with spectacular mountains and unique cultural festivals.
Paul showed us scenes during shooting of the series Secrets of the National Trust for channel 5, available on catch up, including an episode with spectacular aerial shots of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal.
All photographs copyright Paul Harris Photography.