Black & Lights

Heard the news about storm Barney yesterday and warnings of flooding, falling trees and the advice to stay indoors whenever possible. .. but had to go to Blackpool anyway so off I went in search of some stormy images on the prom, however the wind really was far too strong and after battling with camera straps coat fastenings and my hair, which is wild and woolly at the best of times, I gave up and sort of creeping from one shop doorway to another and clinging to walls I made my way to see the talented Robin Ross at The Old Rock Factory . After a couple of hours chatting about the arts and putting the world to rights I set off home and was blown about some more and got drenched by the driving rain but the bus finally arrived….P1290898aaaasadly not a doubledecker this time so after some thought and determined to capture some sort of image I decided to kneel on the back seat between some school kids who looked at me as if I was mad.. sniggering and giggling until I showed them what I was trying to capture.

P1290904They were, in the end, suitably impressed with the images and the bus carried on being banged about lurching from side to side ..battered and buffered by the strong winds with a group of giggling school kids and a mad old bird on the back seats.P1290888

Published by dmanderphoto

Dawn Mander, a Blackpool-based self taught photographer, exhibited worldwide,notably USA, Australia, Canada, Hamburg, Moscow Italy and U.K. and published internationally both in print and online. Dawn runs street photography walks in her hometown of Blackpool and gives talks at local colleges, schools and photography groups. In 2018 Dawn was nominated for the RPS Hundred Heroines campaign celebrating women in photography and in 2019 exhibited with over 80 female photographers in the RPS 'Representation on the Line:(Un)framing our Identities' held in Chelsea, Doncaster and Blackpool. For the latter she also executed the roles of organiser and co-curator. Dawn continues to work on her #DocumentingBlackpool & #PortraitofBlackpool series and is currently creating and co-curating exhibitions and community art projects at HIVE Blackpool. 2021 - Format Mass Isolation Project. The Peoples Picture at Quad in Derby https://thepeoplespicture.com/massisolationformat 2021 - Double Trouble Festival, Women in Street/ Unexposed Collective exhibition at Bondi Beach and Brisbane Australia. 2020/21 Large Scale Images printed and exhibited in the HIVEArts Blackpool Tramstop Takeover. 2020 - Rankin 2020 book contributor 2020 - Grundy Art Gallery Blackpool contributor fro #worktownghosttown online documentary series, exploring the effects of pandemic and Covid lockdown on Blackpool. 2019 - RPS Chelsea, Doncaster and Blackpool 2019 - Women in Street Double Trouble collective exhibition in San Fransisco USA. 2019 - Works shown at Millepiani collective exhibitions In Rome Italy. 2019 - Stills photographer for Farrena Films - The Other Side with Valerie Hope. 2019 - Promotional images shown at Grauman's Chinese Theatre Los Angeles, California USA 2019 - HotBed Press 20/20 print collective shown at Cube in Moscow. part of the Arrested ReDevelopment Collective Blackpool. 2019 - Publicity shots for Virgin Trains promoting travel to Blackpool. 2018 - exhibited and sold works at Manchester Art Fair. 2018 - Seaside Special Postcards from the Edge. Book Cover pub: BlueMoose Books 2018 - works exhibited at Hebden Bridge Art Fair 2015-2017. Local exhibitions in Blackpool: HIVE Blackpool, The Grundy Art Gallery, The Grand Theatre, It's A Gallery, Shaws, The Solaris Centre, The Galleon, Barista. Publications: 2020 - Rankin 2020 June 2015 - BLACK+WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY Magazine. July 2015 - BLACK+WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY Magazine. November 2016 - BLACK+WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY Magazine 2017 - The Guardian 2016 - The Guardian 2016 - Lancashire Life. 2015 - World Street Photography Book.

4 thoughts on “Black & Lights

  1. Fab shots Dawn – shooting outside your comfort zone there! Wonderful effects, and maybe some kid impressed enough to get involved with the magic at a later date. 🙂

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