Friday, April 22, 2011

Liza Dracup captures the beauty of moonlight on film By Emma McFarnon


 As day turns to night the rolling countryside landscape transforms, taking on a magical and ghost-like presence under moonlight.


                                                                                                                              Liza Dracup
The Sea & Cliff (moonlight) Whitby (2010).


 The bewitching effects of moonlight, captured on film by photographer Liza Dracup is currently on display at the The Mercer Art Gallery until 4 September.
 Drawing inspiration from the light used in paintings by Victorian artist John Atkinson Grimshaw, Dracup's latest images form a photographer's response to one of the most successful painters of the 19th century.


                                                                                                             Liza Dracup
The Wharfe (night) Yorkshire (2010).


                                                                                                                               Liza Dracup
St Ives Yorkshire (night) (2010).


                                                                                                             Liza Dracup
The Sea & Cliffs (moonlight) Whitby (2010).


 Her work will be shown alongside Grimshaw's paintings in the exhibition Atkinson Grimshaw: Painter of Moonlight, which runs at The Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate, until 4 September 2011.

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