Celebrating Made In Derbyshire

Tupman_Photography_Any_Given_SundaeDerbyshire County Council is celebrating the amazing artistic talents we have in the region with the Made In Derbyshire 2015 campaign – and Melbourne Festival organisers have jumped on board.

The campaign is the main theme of the festival with as many local artists and performers as possible being included in the programme.

During the Art and Architecture Trail on September 19 and 20 there will be 50 artists from the county involved, and 12 of those have been chosen to exhibit and demonstrate their work at the central Assembly Rooms venue.

Photographers Paul and Claire Tupman, who are based in Melbourne, are thrilled to be included alongside the likes of Jonathan Vickers Award winner Kerri Pratt.

“It will be great to be able to show people what we do and at the same time promote creativity in Derbyshire,” said Paul.

He and his wife were brought together by their mutual love of photography and travel and like nothing more than to have the freedom to be inventive with their work.

Despite the fact that Paul works full time as an interior designer and Claire is an agricultural trials coordinator, they have launched a photography business, alongside the arrival of their now one-year-old son James. It means that weekends and evenings are spent behind the lens as they build up their portfolio with the goal of making it a full time operation.

“It is what we love to do as we are both passionate about photography and when working together our individual styles inspire and compliment each other,” said Claire.

Paul has a keen interest in architectural forms while Claire has an eye for detail with her macro botanical work and together they share a love for portraiture and have found success with award winning landscape photography.

“As well as our landscape and fine art work we have worked commercially, collaborating with local artists and businesses in Melbourne. We also work as wedding photographers where our style is to capture people in a relaxed natural setting along with all the details so often missed.”

“We believe that everything has a story to tell,” Paul added, “and it is a case of finding that detail or unique view which will complete the picture – whether it is a wedding, landscape or a picture of a flower or building.”

If you visit them at the festival you will probably also see some of their more unconventional portraiture like Making Ends Meat.

To find our more about them go to http://www.tupmanphotography.co.uk