This month in the cafe, we’re featuring the photography of Dianna Normanton. I’ve known Dianna for a long time; she’s been a customer for years. She has been a photographer for 25 years and teaches traditional black & white photography classes at High Mowing School in Wilton.
The collection we’ve got in the café this month is part of a larger body of work, Collective Memory, expressing light, mood and memory. According to Dianna, “the qualities of the light draw you in, evoking a sense of wonder and mystery.”
Dianna says she has always found it difficult to describe her photography work with words. Her work is guided by intuition; she is drawn to light, mood, beauty and the spirit of life.
She describes this collection: “Memory is many things: clear vivid recollections, faint faded remembrances, or semblances of a dream. It can be personal or part of the collective. Memories are passed on, shared and transformed through words, images and feelings.”
I like Dianna’s work because it’s complex and it’s well composed, the spacing, orientation, light and dark. You look at her work and think ‘that’s pretty,’ but you don’t know exactly why. Her composition just is stunning.
Make your way into the café this month to see these beautiful photographs. I hope to see you there!