I’d recently been in contact with Victoria Dyer, owner of the Larder cafe in Preston. Victoria had emailed me about the ‘Preston on a Postcard’ exhibition that was open to local artists and photographers, with the opportunity to submit ten images as part of a window display in December.
Excitedly I replied to Victoria straight away, asking if ‘I could submit some pet photography taken in Preston’, to which Victoria replied, ‘pet photography set in Avenham park would be a great addition to this exhibition’.
Last autumn I’d taken some photographs of a beautiful Irish wolfhound named Elly set in Avenham park, Preston. I knew this particular pet photograph was going to be part of my ten chosen images. I also selected a fun family photograph taken of a lovely couple with their dogs named Flo and Wilbur. The photograph was taken at Christmas time in St Catherine’s hospitals grounds.
To help Victoria promote the ‘Preston on a Postcard’ exhibition, I contacted ‘Blog Preston’ to see if they would like to do a write up on the good positive work of the Larder cafe, to which one of their writers ‘Kate Rosindale’ replied with a ‘yes!’
I wanted to return the favour to Victoria, as I’m extremely thankful to be given the opportunity to show off my pet and wedding photographs taken in Preston. Most of my freelance photography hasn’t taken place this year, so this was a big positive for me. It’s also good to hear about other fellow creatives of my home town Preston, Lancashire.
My photography is currently on display at the Larder cafe throughout December. I’ve included some wedding photographs too, also taken in Preston. Also if you’d like to enter your art or photography, submissions can still be made to Victoria at the firstname.lastname@example.org.
The full ‘Blog Preston’ article can be viewed at: https://www.blogpreston.co.uk/2020/12/open-exhibition-preston-on-a-postcard-comes-to-the-windows-of-the-larder/