My Teesside by Paul Bradley
Venue: Cargo Fleet
When: 19/04/2014 – 18/05/2014
An exhibition of photography by Paul Bradley launched at the Preview Evening on Thursday 17th April 2014. It was a great evening with live music provided by Natalie Scott and Chris Taylorson.
“My exhibition is about Teesside as seen through my eyes. For me, Teesside is not the stereotypical grey, industrialised place we hear about so often. Instead, it’s a dynamic and interesting place of colour, contrast and beauty.”
“I’ve lived on Teesside for all of my adult life. I love it here, and it’s where I can be most often found when I’m out with my cameras. They are always on hand, ready to go when the weather allows and to wherever my mood takes me. I think Teesside is a great place to live and to photograph – we’ve got everything here; our University and colleges, industry, docklands, historic town centres and lovely old villages. The spectacular landscapes of our hills and moors, the industrial heritage of the region and of course our fabulous coastline are all easily accessible and only a short drive away; my photography is an attempt to capture the beauty and drama I see here.”
“I’m probably not your typical landscape photographer. My photography has always had a strong abstract and graphic / minimalist influence and I’m trying to bring that to my local landscapes. It’s all about shape, contrast, and texture for me.”