Richard Smallfield, a photographer from Leigh, is
holding his third solo exhibition, entitled Leigh ... by night,
at the Leigh Sawmill Café, opening at 5:30pm on Thursday December 17
and running until Sunday January 17 (except for 21-26 December, when
the venue will be closed).
The exhibition will consist
of a series of black and white photos of Leigh at night, revealing
aspects of the coastal village that people do not usually stop to look
at - such as the bread delivery at dawn, the floodlit buildings of the
Leigh Fisheries, and the Leigh Wharf which seemingly teeters on the
edge of a black abyss.
Richard seeks to observe and document his locality from
At night, things look different; but we don't usually
stop and stare, as we are more interested in reaching our destinations.
purpose is to document today's local environment as a record for the
future. These photos live for the day when the locations have changed,
making it impossible to take the same photos again - the day when all
that remains is a photo and a memory.