The 1st February sees the launch of the solo exhibition entitled The Dark Side by local award winning photographer John O’Neill of Sperrins Photography. The exhibition will take place at the Burnavon Arts and Cultural Centre in Cookstown from 1st – 27th February 2010. The exhibition corresponds with the Burnavon’s 10th Anniversary Celebrations – which happens to coincide with John’s 10th year as a professional photographer.
John’s love for photography developed in the late 1990s when he realized he had a gift for capturing landscapes and images through a lens. In recent years John has been know for his photographic ability in rally photography, wedding, landscape and portrait photography.
‘The Dark Side’ exhibition at the Burnavon will allow people to see John’s version of the Sperrins. With a unique lighting technique used on sunset images he exposes the Sperrins as never seen before.
When asked how this exhibition came about John says “This exhibition has been three years in the making and is a celebration of the beauty of the Sperrins as you have never seen them before. The photos are all long exposure shots taken around dusk. I also feel really privileged to be part of the Burnavon’s 10th Anniversary Celebrations as a local photographer from the Cookstown Area.”
To view the exhibition which is sponsored by Outdoor Services Magherafelt call into the Burnavon Arts & Cultural Centre from 1st – 27th February. Opening hours are Monday – Saturday 9am – 5pm daily.
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