CLARE DANEK used to live in Huddersfield and organised art exhibitions as part of her job as the Media Centre.
Today, Clare lives in Skipton but her work as a photographer will soon be on show back here in Huddersfield.
Few people knew that alongside her Media Centre role she maintained a photographic practice stemming from her art school days.
An exhibition of her work will go on show from February 24 to April 27 at Time Circa 2010, a coffee shop in Hammond’s Yard off the town’s King Street.
The images in the exhibition are from a farm in the Peak District, where the farmer had taken hoarding to another level.
Instead of sending cars to the scrapyard when they failed their MOT, he left over a hundred of them to rot in a field, with the oldest car dating from 1932 – only its axles are visible nowadays.
Clare said she was particularly interested in the fact that his possessions had become a form of visual history, not just for him but for the many walkers whose paths cut through the farm’s land.
“It’s great to be showing this work in Huddersfield for the first time,” said Clare who works predominantly with traditional darkroom photographic processes and has recently exhibited as part of London’s Photo month festival.