I was privileged to be invited to the opening of the latest exhibition of a good friend of mine – the award-winning Photographer Richard Duffy-Howard.
The exhibition is at the HIP Gallery in Princess Quay and will be running for the next month or two (details at the link at the bottom). Entry is free. If you are in the area I suggest you pop in and have a look.
The theme of the exhibition is Music – which is highly appropriate as Rich is also one of Hull’s leading musicians. As both the acoustic duo, with Lou Duffy-Howard, known as Loudhailer, and as the electric, psychedelic unit, with magic fingers – Jeff Parsons, super-bow – Chris Heron, and master of the bangs and fills Rich Walker – known as Loudhailer Electric Company, Richard has been playing the scene with great aplomb, as well as hosting a great many brilliant acts.
Richard has managed to capture the moments with artistry. I was impressed with the range of Rock, Classical and Folk right through to Hip-Hop. It’s all there and the photographs are startling.
Laid out with great thought into complementing groups, colour and black and white, all capturing the mood.
It includes three shots taken by his son Dexter – a star of the future (mark my words – I said it first). Dexter Duffy-Howard is going to be mega.
These are photographs to study, look at in detail and appreciate. Get yourself down there.
Thanks Richard. I’ll go again!
Dodge McKay opening the show with a couple of songs and appearing in one of the photographs himself.
Richard listening intently to Dodge.