Exhibition of Snowdonia and Anglesey photographs at Storiel
Work by the local photographer, Dylan Arnold is on-show at Storiel in Bangor from 8 July until 2 September 2017.
His exhibition, ‘Hidden Valley’ focuses on the landscapes of Snowdonia and Anglesey and will transport you to some stunning locations in these areas.
Dylan, who is based in Llanrug, said: “I bought my first film SLR camera back in 1988 when I was fifteen. It sparked a lifelong love of photography that has never waned. It gave me a fresh purpose to visit the inspiring places of Snowdonia that I already enjoyed exploring. Back then, my photography was just a way of creating snapshots and memories; recording days out and events, rather than any conscious form of expression or creative process.
“It was twenty one years later that I bought my first proper digital SLR. That’s when the bug really bit hard. The advent of the digital darkroom meant that, for the first time, I had the ability to process and shape my images as I saw them, rather than posting snaps off to be developed as I did in the days when I used film. This was a turning point in my photography where I re-evaluated my approach to shooting and processing and started to take it seriously.
“Several camera and equipment upgrades, soggy feet and broken tripods later I find myself as a published photographer.”
This year, Dylan was the winner of the Portfolio Prize in the ‘Your Vision 2017’ landscape photography contest hosted by renowned professional photographer David Noton. He also had two images shortlisted in ‘The Outdoor Photographer of the Year’ competition as well as being published in The Guardian and an interview feature in Golwg magazine in May.
He added: “The wild and stunning landscapes of north Wales have been my playground and source of inspiration since childhood. There’s always something new to see and capture amongst the rugged peaks, miles of stunning coastline and the forests, lakes and valleys. I feel privileged to live in Snowdonia and strive to capture the beauty, light and drama of these ever-changing yet timeless landscapes in my photographs.”
The exhibition of Dylan Arnold’s work will be on-show at Storiel from 8 July to 2 September 2017. Storiel is open Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 5pm.