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The loss of a loved one inspires photographer's upcoming exhibition

By Katia Harston, Chief Reporter Friday 27th December 2013
Striking image: Sacha Ferrier's 'The Last Supper 2013'.

The loss of a loved one inspires a Barnsley-based photographer's exhibition which goes on show at the Civic next year.


Sacha Ferrier, of Brierley, only began experimenting with digital photography in 2011.


For him, photography opened up a pathway into a world of emotion and understanding that has enabled him to make sense of experiences and questions which have brewed inside him for many years.


Sacha says to be able to grasp thoughts and observations by the scruff of the neck and place them into some form of reason allows him the time to take a breath, observe in detail without fear of forgetting, and finally move forward knowing all will be preserved.


Ferrier has a penchant for Baroque and Dutch still life, often characterised by great drama, rich, deep colour and intense light and dark shadows, which is evidenced in his work.


The four series' of photographs going on display in the Civic exhibition, called Transience, all relate to recent happenings in his life, including the loss of a loved one.


As a promise to his late wife, and to ensure his young son would always have a clear understanding of his mother, the images portray personal possessions, questions raised and an attempt to explain the unknown.


Transience is free to see and goes on show from March 7 to May 3 in the Gallery at the Civic.

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