Cap­tur­ing the fleet­ing, un­seen hu­man con­nec­tion

Macclesfield Express - - MACCLESFIELD PEOPLE -

Name: Carly Marie Phipps. What do you do?: I am a pho­tog­ra­pher in my fi­nal year of a Mas­ters in Pho­tog­ra­phy at Sheffield Hal­lam. What do you en­joy the most about do­ing this?: Cap­tur­ing mo­ments and events that may oth­er­wise be for­got­ten. I love be­ing able to show some­one a ten­der or in­ter­est­ing mo­ment that they may not have seen or re­alised has been cap­tured, and see­ing their re­ac­tion upon ei­ther remembering it or view­ing it for the first time. What is the best thing about Mac­cles­field?: The amaz­ing ar­ti­san com­mu­nity that we have here now and the sup­port ev­ery­one gives within that com­mu­nity. What is the worst thing about Mac­cles­field?: The amount of dis­used and derelict build­ings, and the amount of empty shops stand­ing in the town cen­tre. Where is your favourite place in Mac­cles­field?: The Snow­goose Café Bar. Per­fectly re­lax­ing at­mos­phere and there is al­ways some­thing go­ing on. How long have you been a fan of pho­tog­ra­phy?: I’ve been a pho­tog­ra­phy en­thu­si­ast for as long as I can re­mem­ber, but have wanted a ca­reer in it since the age of 16. What is your favourite sub­ject/theme to pho­to­graph?: I love tak­ing photos of peo­ple im­mersed in their cul­ture, in a re­portage/doc­u­men­tary style. Im­ages that are shot from the hip as it were. What’s the fun­ni­est or most mem­o­rable thing that’s hap­pened while you’ve been tak­ing pho­to­graphs – or what’s the most mem­o­rable you have done?: I did some work ex­pe­ri­ence with Greater Manch­ester Po­lice in the cor­po­rate com­mu­ni­ca­tions depart­ment for a week which was re­ally fun. I learned a lot and worked with some great peo­ple. Pho­tograph­ing the tac­ti­cal mounted unit train­ing their horses was in­cred­i­ble. If you could take a pho­to­graph of any­one, any­thing or any­where?: would ab­so­lutely love to visit and doc­u­ment Ch­er­nobyl. The whole place has an air of mys­tery and in­trigue. I find ur­ban ex­plo­ration pho­to­graphs fas­ci­nat­ing. Name of event: The Way We Live. What is the aim of the event?: The in­ten­tion of the ex­hi­bi­tion is to raise funds for Re­solve In­ter­na­tional to do­nate to­wards their san­i­ta­tion projects and dis­as­ter re­lief. I am trav­el­ling with them to Nepal in Novem­ber. Where / when is it?: Cur­rently at The Snow­goose Café Bar on Sun­der­land Street, Mac­cles­field. It’s there un­til Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 9, when I have a clos­ing

Inight with live mu­sic, then it goes up at Bolling­ton Arts Cen­tre from Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 11 – Satur­day, Novem­ber 7. Pri­vate view­ing is on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 25. What does it in­volve?: I have 12 pieces of my pho­to­graphic work dis­played as an ex­hi­bi­tion that in­tend to por­tray the idea of be­ing part of the tech­nol­ogy driven rat-race that is con­tem­po­rary times, and in con­trast, find­ing peace and a way to slow down and be­come more mind­ful of the present. Who is it suit­able for?: Ev­ery­one. Any other in­for­ma­tion?: All art­work is for sale, if a piece is sold I can do more prints. Prof­its from art­work sales are do­nated to the afore­men­tioned char­ity: Re­solve In­ter­na­tional for Nepal. Want to find out more?: Email: info@carly-marie. Web: www. Twit­ter: @car­ly­mariephoto. Face­book: Carly Marie Pho­tog­ra­phy


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