A new exhibition presents a collection of Graham Whitwham’s panoramic pinhole photographs exploring the Cumbrian Coast.
18 November – 10 December 2022

Cross Lane Projects | Cross Lane, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 5LB

Cumbria’s coast extends to some 180 miles of often heavily-indented coastline and has a rich and fascinating history.

The images originated on traditional film, in a wooden panoramic wide-angle pinhole camera, one of the earliest forms of image making.This technique characteristically gives a degree of distortion and softness to the images.

The cameras have an almost limitless depth of field and a long time exposure blurs or even prevents the capture of rapidly moving objects, adding the dimension of time into the final image. This method allowed Whitwham to capture a likeness of the landscape and bridge the gap to help remind the viewer of the long standing connection with the coast.This collection of photographs is taken from “Sea to the West”, published shortly before his death in 2021. The title of the book and show recognises the poem of the same name by the late Cumbrian poet, Norman Nicholson of Millom.

Cross Lane Projects

The exhibition has been programmed alongside Kendal Mountain Festival, which runs from 17 – 20 November.

Gallery Hours: Open Wednesday to Saturday, 12pm to 5pm FREE admission

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