Dropping into a popup indoor market on Lindisfarne I was drawn to a stall of amazing photographs displayed by Lee of Northumbrian Images. I was particularly taken by the local pictures as my stay on the Holy Isle was characterised by mist and hence poor visibility so I hadn’t achieved any decent pictures of my own. I was impressed by the creativity and skills of Lee and this is what I learned about him……
How long have you been a photographer?
I began learning photography in 2013 & slowly made the transition to professional.
I was a self employed electrician previously but in January 2013 was admitted to hospital with a very serious illness(Sepsis, multiple organ failure, toxic shock & pneumonia). This eventually led to amputation of my left leg and part of my right foot as well as loss of feeling in my hands amongst many other things. Unable to carry on as a tradesman and wheelchair bound for quite a while I needed a positive direction and took to photography.
I’m at the Barn at Beal on Sat July 14th and 21st ,Bamburgh Pavilion on the 22nd of July and I am really looking forward to The Belford Arts Festival over the Weekend of 28th & 29th July (I’m in the Blue Bell Hotel ballroom). I shall be also be taking my other passion ‘Sculpture’ to Belford, I work in a variety of materials but mostly driftwood & stone & go under the name of ‘Sculpture North’.
My work can be purchased from ‘The Chantry’ Morpeth, Alnwick Garden’s shop, OneCoffee1 in Seahouses, The Wyndenwell Bamburgh, The Lindisfarne Mead centre and a new location of ‘The Craft Works Gallery’ in Corbridge. I also have a website www.northumbrianimages.com for purchasing as well as the fairs I attend. I have begun to sell my sculpture work to at www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sculpturenorth and it’s going well.
…..and if you want to learn more about Lee …………..I have a feature on my website that covers more of my story in depth. I also carry out commercial work including food photography, landscape and product photography, I have recently done some photography for Marks & Spencer and Robertson Building Company amongst others. Being up here in Alnwick you have to be versatile to keep the business running so I also do portraiture of families , pets etc when required. I have a large portfolio but being private clients most of it can only be accessed through my client login facility.
Thank you to Lee to agreeing to feature on The Grey Traveller
and providing the photographs.