Thursday 31st January – Moments in Nature with Ben Hall
Ben will be showing a selection of his favourite wildlife images from both the UK and Patagonia. He’ll tell the stories behind the pictures and also touch on some of the techniques used.
Time: 7.30pm – 10pm
This is sure to be a popular event and as places are
limited we advise arriving early to avoid disappointment.
VISITORS ARE WELCOME – £3 ON THE DOOR
REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.
View more of Ben’s work at benhallphoto.com
From Ben’s website…
Ben Hall has gained worldwide recognition as one of Britain’s foremost professional wildlife photographers. By focusing almost exclusively on the British Isles, Ben has developed an intimate understanding of our natural heritage and how best to represent it visually. His images are often surprising, always striking and ever striving to awaken people to the diversity of Britain’s magnificent natural world. He is described by “Living Edge” magazine as ‘a passionate and experienced wildlife photographer, with a perfectionist’s eye for detail’.
With an intense, almost evangelical, passion for the natural world, nurtured since early childhood, Ben has used his skill in photography to capture many stunning images. He is driven by the need to protect and preserve Britain’s last fragile ecosystems, as testified by his work with the RSPB and various Wildlife Trusts and other conservation organisations.
Ben’s personal approach to wildlife photography lies in the creative art of ‘seeing’. His aim is to use his pictures to communicate his personal vision, to generate an emotional response and to excite the viewer’s aesthetic sensitivity. He often pre-visualises a particular image in his mind before setting out to photograph it. To realise this vision by turning it into a photographic image can take weeks or even months, and often sees him returning frequently to the same location to capture the perfect shot.
All of Ben’s photographs are true representations of what he saw, nothing is added which is an important part of his philosophy. Ben’s spectacular images have earned him numerous prestigious international awards and his one man exhibition in Manchester, extended by popular demand had thousands of visitors over the course of a year.
Ben is a regular photographic and editorial contributor to clients as diverse as BBC Wildlife, Practical Photography, Outdoor Photography, Photography Monthly, Professional Photographer, Digital Photographer, Digital Camera magazine, Digital SLR User, Birds Illustrated, Birding (USA), Birdwatch, The Grebe (Cheshire Wildlife Trust), Living Edge, Birds (RSPB), The Countryman, Peak District magazine and Cheshire Life.
Ben has also been made Vice President of Cheshire Wildlife Trust and has appeared on numerous radio and television programmes including BBC 1′s Walk On the Wild Side.
In-between taking images for commissions and agencies, Ben runs wildlife photography workshops, using his personal coaching style to inspire others to see Britain’s natural landscapes the way he does.