Duns teacher marks his birthday with photo exhibition

TO celebrate his 50th birthday and a 25 year interest in photogrpahy, Duns Primary School teacher Michael Liddington is holding a exhibition of his photographs in Duns Library.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 29th September 2010, 2:49 pm
Updated Wednesday, 29th September 2010, 2:49 pm

"I wanted to do something a bit different from a bungee jump or a drive across America, so I decided to hold an exhibition of photographs from the last 25 years," Michael explained.

"I became interested in photography during my time at university where my interest in black and white pictures started. I enjoyed developing and printing pictures in a darkroom and a number of these can be seen in the exhibition.

"After working for a number of years as a medical photographer I switched career and for the last 19 years I have been a primary school teacher at Duns Primary School.

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"I discovered digital photography during a trip to Peru with a group from Duns in 2007.

"We were working with the Vinetrust, helping to build accommodation for abandoned street-boys. As well as being a tremendous experience, it re-ignited my interest in photography. Many of the pictures I took were included in a fund-raising calendar and can be seen in the exhibition.

"I have always been interested in natural history, so a practical workshop last year with local wildlife photographer Laurie Campbell, gave me the inspiration to branch out into this area of photography."

The free exhibition runs until October 7.