A schoolboy who, until two years ago, had never picked up a camera is enjoying success with his first photographic exhibition.
Edward Jankowski, who attends Mount St Joseph RC School, in Farnworth, has produced a stunning collection of images which are currently on display at Castle Hill Centre in Tonge Moor.
The 15-year-old took inspiration from nature and his surrounding environment, with the aim of creating images which require the audience to look twice at his work.
Edward’s exhibition includes striking images of The Hilton Hotel in Manchester, taken at an angle which also incorporates an old fashioned street lamp; a black and white image of Bolton Town Hall, with a vibrant red, white and blue Union flag billowing in the breeze, plus some close up shots of flora and fauna in Rivington.
He said: “At first my photographs were plain and boring, with nothing much to them. Then I started thinking about the saying “a picture speaks a thousand words” and I began to take photographs that would intrigue people. So, the first time you look you see just the picture then on the second look your eye discovers something new.”
Edward’s project, which is on display to the public until the end of January 2011, has been supported by Bolton Council’s Learning Mentor scheme, which supports children across the borough in all aspects of their education.
He also received professional guidance from, Ruaux Photograpy in Bolton.
The 25 images on display chart Edward’s progress over a two year period, from the days when he was learning how to use the equipment to a more accomplished style.
All the images are available to buy. Contact Frances Hamer for details.