‘Scarborough and its Surroundings’ – Photographer’s First Exhibition at SJT
An exhibition of photographs by a Scarborough photographer which take a personal look at his hometown opens at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in the town this month.
Richard Beaumont’s ‘Scarborough and its Surroundings’ is the photographer’s first ever exhibition.
Richard says: “As a schoolboy in the 1960s I wanted to be a photographer. I didn’t particularly see it as a way of making money; I just wanted to create pictures of what interested me at the time.
“I like to observe as well as see”
“My father had other ideas about a possible future career and carefully steered me towards studying the science subjects, university and a career in business, saying that there would be time for photography when I retired!
“Following retirement in 2013, the passion was still there and I gradually began to revive my interest. In 2017 I successfully completed a postgraduate diploma in photography at the British Academy of Photography and now accept the occasional assignment and continue to build my portfolio. I like to observe as well as see and create a bit of language in each shot that I take.”
‘Scarborough and its surroundings – a personal view’ can be seen in the gallery at the SJT from Monday 28 October 2019 to Saturday 12 January 2020. The gallery is open from 10am to 6pm, Mondays to Saturdays, except during show times (mostly evenings, but some afternoons: please check the website before travelling). Entry is free.
A selection of Richard’s images are in the gallery below
All images © Richard Beaumont