Tuesday 31st July 2018 until Thursday 27th September 2018
From 10:00 until 17:00
Meet: Dorset County Museum High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1XA
Louise Fuller Photography
An exhibition of photographs of rocks and fossils from the Jurassic Coast
Louise is a photographer with a keen interest in geology and fossils.She began life as a fossil hunter at the age of 5 when she found her first fossils in limestone gravel being used to make a new road outside her primary school. This was followed by years of nagging her parents to go to fossil sites, such as the famous Wren’s Nest in Dudley in the West Midlands and Lyme Regis in Dorset. Her bedroom became filled with shoeboxes containing rocks. Then life happened and Louise became a scientist and scientific communicator; collecting fossils became an occasional pleasure.
A move to the beautiful (but almost entirely fossil-free) Isle of Mull on the West coast of Scotland triggered Louise’s interest in photography. She joined the local photographic club and learned how to use a camera properly, how to edit photographs, how to compose an image and how to mount a photography exhibition.
She quickly discovered that even a tiny part of an image has the potential to be very beautiful. So started Louise’s interest in abstract, close-up and macrophotography. In 2015 she moved to Charmouth in Dorset, and fell in love with the Jurassic Coast and its fabulous fossil beaches and beautiful scenery. She now has a photography business and a fossil jewellery business.
Louise uses a Panasonic G7 camera with a range of different lenses for most of her fossil photography. However, the best camera is the one that you have with you, so when she is out and about she often takes photos with her iPhone. One or two of the photographs in this exhibition were taken with the iPhone. Can you tell which?
This a FREE exhibition in the Museum's Tearoom
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