AN EXHIBITION which celebrates the diversity of the landscape in the Holme and Colne Valleys opens in Holmfirth today.
Photographers Andy Leader and Gary Stevenson have put together an exhibition, From Holmfirth to Marsden in which they have recorded the landscape throughout the seasons. It includes images of sheep stranded in the January snows and atmospheric shots of the typical terraced housing around Holmfirth.
Andy, who lives in Holmfirth, believes that you don’t have to go very far to capture the essence of the Holme Valley.
“I take a lot of photographs right on my own doorstep,” he said.
“I like to look at the familiar landscape of the valley and see how it changes and comes alive at different times of the day and year.”
Gary, who lives in Honley, said: “It is a privilege to be able to take and share photos from my part of the world with people who have a personal connection to the area, as well as those who don't have the benefit of having such wonderful landscape on their doorstep."
The exhibition is at the Parish Church in Holmfirth. Opening times tomorrow and Sunday are 11am-5pm and next Wednesday to Friday from 11am-3.30pm.
For more details about Andy’s work go to www.madeinholmfirth.co.uk and for information on Gary’s work go to www.garyjsphotography.co.uk
Andy’s work will also be on show at this year’s Artweek exhibition in the Civic Hall in Holmfirth which opens this weekend and runs all next week.