This website covers my two most recent exhibitions:
December 2016 in Newton Aycliffe, England and August 2017 in Frigiliana, Spain.
Themes and Variations
Photographs by Alan Clements
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.
Three Cultures Exhibition
Sue and I have been visiting Spain for three decades. It’s our favourite European country because of its people, culture and climate. Whenever were are in Andalucia, we always visit Rafael and Rose Marie and they have become good friends.
Last year they invited me to to display some of my photographs at their restaurant during the Three Cultures Fiesta in Frigiliana this year. We were delighted by this kind offer and have selected a small group of my images to display.
Alan Clements Background
I was born in Warrington Lancashire in 1948 and studied electronics at the University of Sussex. For most of my working life, I’ve taught computer science at the University of Teesside, becoming a professor in 2001.
I’ve always been interested in photography, throwing myself into it only when digital cameras became affordable and image quality became comparable with conventional film.
My photographic interests are varied: landscape, architecture, urban (particularly street art), parades (Venice Carnival, Whitby Goth Weekend, NYC Pride, etc), aerial (I have a pilot’s licence and can fly Piper Warriors, Archers, and Arrows).
As well as photography, I am interested in travel. Over the last year or so, I’ve visited Tokyo, Hanoi, Lisbon, Berlin, New York City, and Venice.
My main website where I have thousands of images is located at www.pbase.com/clements
Contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
The exhibition is at the Restaurante El Mirador in Frigiliana. Its address is Santo Cristo 29.
The restaurant owners, Raphael and Rosa Maria have kindly let me use one of their rooms to mount my exhibition.
The restaurant is open from 24 to 27 August from 13.00 to 24.00.
Just Some Images
Here are some other samples of my work.