Rex Liverpool: Portraits of Nature, Steward Ellett

unnamed15 May – 30 August 2015

Mon – Sat 9.30am – 5.30pm, Sun 11am-5pm

Free

As part of LOOK/15, Liverpool’s International Photography Festival, dot-art brings an exhibition of wildlife photography by St Helen’s based photographer Steward Ellett to their exhibition space at Rex, Liverpool’s first concept store and home to a unique collection of independent retailers, artists and designers, right in the heart of Liverpool city centre.

For the past twenty years, Steward’s passion for wildlife photography has taken him around the world, aiming to create photographs that capture the real beauty of animals and their environment. The photographs in this exhibition portray a variety of wildlife in their natural habitats from many parts of the world.  It is important to the artist that whilst taking photographs of animals in the wild, he keeps any disturbance of the animals and their environment to an absolute minimum. This allows the wildlife to act in a natural way without any stress with the added benefit that when animals act naturally they become better photographic subjects.

Although there are images on display from the plains of Africa and the glaciers of Greenland, Steward often prefers the challenges of working closer to home:

“Even though I travel the world capturing images, one of my favourite and challenging places is the UK. Generally the wildlife in this country is harder to capture than in the likes of Africa, so the photographs of UK wildlife in this exhibition demanded a lot more time and effort to capture and therefore are amongst my favourites. Many of the photographs shown have involved hours of sitting and waiting; thus wildlife photographers have to like their own company. Quite often I have lay, sat, stood and even squatted for hours in an uncomfortable, hot/cold location without anything happening and not one photo has been taken. But this is all part of the deal and makes every image I do capture far more rewarding.”

Rex can be found in the Lower Ground Floor of Rapid (old George Henry Lee Building) on Basnett Street, in the heart of Liverpool city centre.

Please call 0845 017 6660 or see www.dot-art.com for more information. All work is for sale.

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