Photographer staging exhibition in home village

Peak District landscape photographer Jim Dixon will be staging his second annual exhibition in his home village of Winster in the first weekend of December.

Following on from his successful four month exhibition at Matlock’s PeliDeli café and gallery, Jim returns home with some special new works, including an exciting new poster celebrating Winster’s amazing front doors.

“I particularly love the landscape of the White Peak and the exhibition will have some new and favourite photographs of this special countryside. But I am always fascinated by Winster itself. It’s sometimes described as one of the Peak District’s few towns, with its fine stone houses on the banks and Main Street. I have been inspired to photograph 36 of the best doors in the village and have created a poster of Winster’s doors, based on the ever-popular ‘Pubs of Ireland’ posters ”.

Jim has worked with Wensley-based printer Peter Dell of Matlock Media to produce the posters which will be on sale at the exhibition. “The poster has only been possible thanks to the residents of Winster and generations of craftsmen. There is an incredible range of doors, varying from grand doors flanked by stone columns to quirkier and more modest doors. I have decided to sell the posters to help fund conservation projects in Winster, so if people buy them, they will be helping preserve the character of Winster’

Winster is set at the top of the valley on the edge of the White Peak Plateau and so many of the photographs on display will be of the landscapes. Jim’s favourite places include Stanton Moor and the Derwent Valley, both of which have recently featured in Jim’s quarterly articles in Derbyshire Life. ‘I have some new photographs, including some evocative views and studies of Peak District Ash Trees, including some great pictures of Lathkill Dale’.

The exhibition, at the Jubilee Room in the Burton Institute, West Bank, Winster, is free. There will be a wide variety of cards, mounted and framed prints and canvas prints to buy. The poster ‘Doors of Winster’ will be available in a variety of sizes.

More of Jim’s work can be found at http://www.jdpeakscapes.co.uk.