Timeless moments captured on film

Castle Hill Moon by Neil Fawcett
Castle Hill Moon by Neil Fawcett

A NEW exhibition of photography has started at Batley Library’s Art Kiosk, showcasing the work of Norristhorpe-based artist Neil Fawcett.

The display features 15 dramatic and beautiful photographs including images of nearby Castle Hill – and from further afield, views of East Yorkshire: Scarborough, Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay.

Self-taught photographer Neil was born in Mirfield and grew up in Gomersal. He now lives in Norristhorpe, having spent most of his life in Spen Valley. For a long time he has held a fascination with the special atmosphere of the fleeting moments between night and day, resulting in the series of low light images on display at Batley.

Yorkshire has been the main focus of his photography, but he has also travelled to other parts of the UK to produce different images.

Neil is a member of the Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers and regularly sells his work in the local area. This year he has sold his work in Leeds City Centre, Holmfirth, Cleckheaton Folk Festival, Hebden Bridge Arts Centre, and at Castle Howard. He has also had two sell out exhibitions at The Gallery, Heckmondwike, and Mathew’s Gallery and Coffee Lounge in Cleckheaton.

Neil said: “Landscapes in transition are the theme of my photography, where night meets day, ocean meets land, autumn breaks into winter etc. If I can combine all these elements in the final capture, then all the better.

“These kind of atmospheric scenes are only found at a certain time of day that photographers term ‘the golden hour’ - when light interacts with landscape to produce a unique atmosphere with warm tones and low light levels.

“Each image represents anything from a fraction of a second to a few seconds in time. These are timeless moments which can never be exactly copied or repeated; each image is a unique, fleeting glimpse of our world as it passes by.”

The exhibition continues until September 8. Further information about Neil and his work can be found at www.timeless-momentz.com.

All of the work is for sale, ranging in price from £15 to £80.