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The Brink: Nature’s Way Photography Exhibition featuring Colin Serjent & Jane Groves

Colin Serjent

Colin Serjent

6 December – 7 March

Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 9.00 – 23.00 Sat: 10.00 – 12.00 Sun: 11.00 – 22.00
Private View: Friday 10 January 2014 18.00 – 21.00
The  photographs of Colin Serjent and Jane Groves capture nature-based scenes in and around Merseyside.
“I particularly like taking nature-based photographs in the summer using azure coloured skies to help emphasise  the colour patterns  and textures in my pictures,” said Serjent. “This preference for strong natural light helps achieve the desired lighting effect in my compositions.
“Many of the pictures, often taken close-up to the subject matter, are abstract in appearance. Some people have commented that some look painterly.”
Serjent’s subject matters include weather-ravaged natural objects, such as tree bark, tree trunks and branches; multi-coloured clusters of leaves; and various other forms of natural habitats.
“Nature is something we don’t always see,” remarked Groves.  “We look around and take for granted the sights we see before us.
“Images in time provide us with a space to see what we would normally scan and discount. Capturing the here and now stalls our fleeting glance and gives us the opportunity to see these images, and for us to view those sights we scan and discount as unremarkable.
“We are surrounded by water,” she added,” yet this doesn’t often find a place in our consciousness….the river and the sea.
“Nature is remarkable, it’s nature’s way.  My images are a chance to see, held in time, as they are when we passed them by.  No camera tricks, no deception, the images are as they were when I laid my eyes upon them.”
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