Photographer’s lens on the land

Photographer Colin Lusby (2nd left) with left Liz Jefferson, Wendy Hinks and Michael Hinks.  (Lin)
Photographer Colin Lusby (2nd left) with left Liz Jefferson, Wendy Hinks and Michael Hinks. (Lin)

Talented amateur photographer Colin Lusby is showing how he has captured some of Britain’s beautiful landscapes in an exhibition this month at Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre.

Light and Landscape runs until January 26.

Colin has been interested in photography since the mid 80s, when he realised much of the beautiful landscapes he and his wife had seen on their travels around the British Isles had never been recorded - so he bought a camera and became ‘hooked’.

“I joined a local photographic society and learnt how to use the camera,” said Colin.

“I then was introduced to a darkroom and started to produce my own monochrome photographs, hence my love of this medium.

“Three years ago, I gave up the darkroom when I had used the last reel of my favourite film, but I still get great pleasure from seeing and producing monochrome photographs.

“Now I am completely digital, using a Canon camera with a variety of lenses.

“Photography is my hobby; as an amateur I enjoy taking photographs but also enjoy messing around on the computer and applying various techniques to some of my pictures.

“I even enjoy mounting the finished prints, a small proportion of which are on display in my exhibition.

“Should anyone else get a little pleasure from looking at my photographs, then this is an added bonus.”

Colin will be giving a free talk “Around Britain with my Camera” at the centre this Sunday, January 19, from 11am-12.30pm.