I have not for years had the experience to enjoy nature and all it has to offer. I have never been for a walk in the country of cherished in the joys of walking round a manor home, not since a child for sure.
Last year I was approached by the National Trust and their team from Attingham Park. I had never heard of the place or had any idea of what it was like. I had been recommended to them for a project that they felt I was a suitable candidate for.
They was looking for different type of photographer to capture some images for a project titled ‘Everybody needs Nature’. The park draws many visitors and they wanted to capture some images, photographs of people that enjoying their time at the park.
This was to lead towards an Exhibition which you can see right now. Prior to starting the project I went down to the Park to meet the team and take a walk around its grounds. This was a first for me. I am city person at heart. The Attingham reminded me of my childhood. Walking around woods. I really enjoyed. To sit on field where wild deer were only 50 ft away from me.
You get a sense of freedom and then realized what I had been missing. I need to give time to the outdoors.
I spent 2 days in October at Attingham taking pictures. Joined by the National Trusts very own Saraid who together we made a dynamic due, getting patrons to the park to join in with the project.
The plan was to exhibit the images throughout the home but because of the current Covid Pandemic with places slowly opening up. The work is now being exhibited in the courtyard. To comply with Social Distancing Practices.
If you would like to see the work, I believe the Exhibition will stay there until October 2020. Enjoy what Attingham has to offer. Wonderful grounds, friendly staff and great food.
I enjoyed the opportunity to step out of my comfort zone and endure and take part in this project. It was a great experience for me.