#Connected2015 Meet The Artists Part 2 - Neil Hulme
Meet The Artists (Part 2)
Well here we are with our second meet the artist for #Connected2015 and this time we say hi to Neil Hulme. Neil's work will be familiar to many with his own distinct style of black and white long exposure photography. Neil hails from the north west of England and has recently also launched a collaborative exhibition in Macclesfield:
So without further a do, we shall press on with meeting our second #Connected photographer and see if it's cake or biscuit for them!
Name: Neil Hulme
Thanks for taking a few minutes to tell us a little more about your self photographically, who are your photographic influences both historically and contemporary?
Thinking about your creative photographic journey, what are your aims for the coming year or two?
This year so far has been a massive step up for me. 2 exhibitions to date and 2 talks to photography society's in the north west.
As a photographer tell us about a location that you have a real affinity or connection to, why is this?
The Wirral. Only an hours drive and so much opportunitys to be had round this area. The Wirral has been very kind to me from images from such locations as new Brighton, west kirby, Heswall boat yard, caldy, Moreton. This stretch of coast line is a goldmine for photographers.
A lot of photographers talk about how they use other arts such as music to connect with their creative side or drive their inspiration, tell us about some artists, albums or tracks which you listen to when trying to get into your 'creative zone'.
I love photography BUT music is my true love. I could talk for hours about my music taste. I'll try and keep it to a couple of lines.
Once again thinking about your creative journey, what first sparked an interest in photography for you?
My introduction to photography was born from being heavily involved in my 2 sons , it came as a bit of a shock when my two little boys because teenagers and didn't need me anymore, I have a wife who works shifts and I have a great love for red wine. So I needed to find a new interest after playing Rugby all my life.
Do you have any other 'creative' interests which may or may not link to and inspire your photography?
Thinking about the array of images we see on the internet and social media from photographer friends and connections, can you think of an image you have seen over the last few months which has made you really stop, look and think 'hey wow I really love that image'?
.... and finally, can you consider one piece of advice you would give to anyone early in their photographic or creative journey?
I use silver efex to edit my b&w images .
Oh and a couple of really important additional questions here ;-) ........ who would be your ideal dinner party guests (6) dead or alive?
Ronnie vanzant. Singer from Lynyrd Skynyrd. ( sadly no longer with us )
Jaffa Cake: cake or biscuit?
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