Top landscape photographer to give talk in Whitby

ONE of Britain’s top landscape photographers will be doing a special talk in Whitby later this month,

Barry Payling, who has been hailed as one of the most amusing, inspiring and interesting speakers in the country will be giving a presentation to Whitby Photographic Society on Thursday 17 March.

Barry, who uses a filter, he never uses a light meter and still uses film to capture his image.

Virtually a photographic recluse he rarely mixes with other photographers, he spends much of his time in remote areas of Britain and sleeps rough in mountain bothies (huts) in sometimes Artic conditions where he captures moody images of the country’s landscape.

Kathleen Horsley from the photographic society said: “His anecdotes are absolutely hilarious and in full flow he has to be maybe the most amusing, interesting and hilarious speaker on the circuit today, “If you haven’t experience the Barry Payling experience, then you will be in for a real treat. However, be prepared to be disappointed.

Coming away from a show it is highly likely your own life may seem quite mundane by comparison.”

Barry’s talk takes place at 7pm in the Normanby Room at Whitby Museum.