A Trick Of The Light – Photography exhibition by Sid Turner

A Trick Of The Light is an exhibition of Chester Photography exhibition by Sid Turner, who specialises in black and white photography and captures those magical moments of life turning them into unforgettable memories.

‘As Lennon sang, “There are places I’ll remember…”

I have been visiting Chester and taking photographs for a long time, consider for a moment the act of taking a photograph, to capture the fleeting moment .

Freezing images from reality is not reality , it is an abstraction that echoes the reality we experience. We see in colour, it is a dominant dimension which can over-ride what lies beneath, no colour is one more level of abstraction allowing us to see with new eyes

B&W photography lends itself to abstract realism—the emphasis on pure form, pure shape, line and contour,  then  contrast, tone and texture, images can be strong, high contrast and powerful – or they can be so soft, gentle and subtle, it lends a certain timeless quality to the images. Black and white images are paradoxically more evocative than colour, they stimulate a faster onrush of memories because less has been given, more has been left out…you have to fill in the blanks yourself

Where better to practice this art than Chester, the black & white city?’



The exhibition will run between 22 March and 9 April.

Join us for some amazing Chester Photography, a glass of wine and meet the artist on 23 March between 6.30 and 8.30 PM!


Mar 23 2018


18:30 - 20:30
Chester Art Centre


Chester Art Centre
132 Northgate St, Chester CH1 2HT
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