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A year of photography

A North Finchley photographer on exhibiting his work in Italy and on the Isle of Wight

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By Michael J Duke 22 February 2022

It’s been a busy year for me, especially since October 2021 when I was in Italy exhibiting my post-production photography at the Florence Biennial of Contemporary Art and Design. It’s been a busy year for me, especially since October 2021 when I was in Italy exhibiting my post-production photography at the Florence Biennial of Contemporary Art and Design. 

This was the second time of showing there – the previous time was October 2019. The 2021 theme was eternal feminine which, at first, I thought meant that the show was for women only. This was the second time of showing there – the previous time was October 2019. The 2021 theme was eternal feminine which, at first, I thought meant that the show was for women only. 

I’m glad to say that a guy’s perspective was just as important, so I chose some from my series of dance photography which I subsequently gave creative treatments. I’m glad to say that a guy’s perspective was just as important, so I chose some from my series of dance photography which I subsequently gave creative treatments. 

This was followed by one of my trips to see friends in the Isle of Wight, who are fellow members of the Isle of Wight Photographic Society. The club was planning the annual exhibition in Ryde and I was asked to take two of my images, so I took with me two from my ‘Birds On The Move’ series to which I had also given the creative treatment. The exhibition was up for a month and will have a second showing in Brading at the Roman Villa in March 2022. This was followed by one of my trips to see friends in the Isle of Wight, who are fellow members of the Isle of Wight Photographic Society. The club was planning the annual exhibition in Ryde and I was asked to take two of my images, so I took with me two from my ‘Birds On The Move’ series to which I had also given the creative treatment. The exhibition was up for a month and will have a second showing in Brading at the Roman Villa in March 2022. 

But, I’m now taking a break from work to focus on my health. A few months back, I realised that I had put on quite a fair bit of weight. I’ve managed to lose some weight but I still have more to take off in order to keep healthy. So, I’ve decided to upgrade my exercise and ‘Run A Marathon’ raising money for prostate cancer research. But, I’m now taking a break from work to focus on my health. A few months back, I realised that I had put on quite a fair bit of weight. I’ve managed to lose some weight but I still have more to take off in order to keep healthy. So, I’ve decided to upgrade my exercise and ‘Run A Marathon’ raising money for prostate cancer research. 

Luckily, that is not 26.2 miles all in one go, but over the course of the month. By running for a good cause, I’ve committed myself to seeing it through, and I chose to support prostate cancer research because it has affected my family directly. You can find out more about my photography, or the marathon, by getting in touch through Facebook or my website. Luckily, that is not 26.2 miles all in one go, but over the course of the month. By running for a good cause, I’ve committed myself to seeing it through, and I chose to support prostate cancer research because it has affected my family directly. You can find out more about my photography, or the marathon, by getting in touch through Facebook or my website