Between the posts

The Stronger Together exhibition lasted less than a week at The Tabernacle and I sold fourteen framed pictures! That’s a good scoreline by anyone’s standards.

Together with co-exhibitors Sarah Ezekiel and the late David Shaw we have raised over £10,000 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Of my photos two stood out as being favourites. Each had 3 red dots by the end of the show! No surprise about the first – “Suit Event” – which has always proved a seller, but I was made very happy that “Backhander” – an abstract black and white “street” photograph – was so popular. It’s fuelled me with energy to continue the “abstract street” project I began a while back.

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Backhander

The private view was a fantastic success with some famous names dropping by and buying pictures.

Here’s an (ever so slightly embarrassing) snap of yours truly with Jeremy Vine and Kim Wilde:

Miles, Jeremy Vine and Kim Wilde

and a few more pictures from the evening:

 

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Thank you everybody who helped in so many ways to make Stronger Together the success it was (you know who you are).

I’m now itching to get back out on my TravelScoot taking photographs again and having more adventures.

Watch this space for updates.

Miles 🙂

 

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Blowin’ in the wind

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This image was shot from the new mobility scooter I use because of the disability caused by my motor neurone disease (known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease in the US). Sponsorship from Movement for Hope helped me buy a lightweight scooter that’s enabled me to continue roaming the streets with my camera after my old one broke.

Movement for Hope’s aim is “to encourage the advancement of art and science to raise awareness and support for neurological conditions and the full scope of multimedia art.”

They organise events that merge the boundaries of art and science and I’m really excited to have been invited to talk and show my photography as part of their “Rewired: The Brain, Art and Innovation” evening on March 10th at the Royal Geographical Society in London.

As well as downsizing my scooter, over the last year or so I’ve downsized the weight of my camera equipment to compensate for my decreased strength. For this shot I used an Olympus OMD EM1 with the 12-40mm f2.8 pro lens.

Tickets for the REWIRED event can be bought here.

© Miles Pilling