Alan Clements Aycliffe Exhibition Frigiliana Exhibition

Themes and Variations

Photographs by Alan Clements


This part of my website provides an introduction and context for my November 2016 Photography Exhibition.

When you’ve taken a few hundred thousand images over the last two decades, where do you start when you want to create a tiny subset for an exhibition? What goes in and what stays out? Do you choose what you like, or what you think others will like? Do you have a strong theme, or do you cover a wide range of topics?

My work is varied and ranges  from opportunistic street photography with images snatched in a second, to cityscapes and even aerial photography. I’ve called the exhibition “Themes and Variations” because I’ve taken a few themes that highlight my work, and then chosen a range of images that highlight the theme. The gallery is divided into eleven walls, each with its own theme. The walls are: