New Letchworth photography exhibition is full of the quiet power of nature

Photography by Rupert Boddington

Photography by Rupert Boddington - Credit: Archant

Photographs of quietly powerful sights are the focus of a new exhibition which opens at Letchworth Arts Centre this week.

The free Super Natural Light show, sponsored by teenage community activist Immy Blackburn-Horgan and Navvy Greenfield, the founder of the town’s Imperial Arts Audio Gallery, showcases the work of photographer Rupert Boddington, who has lived in Letchworth for 35 years.

He said: “Super Natural Light is obviously a play on words but with the point that the photos I take only use natural light, are of nature (natural) and have an eerie feel about them.

“It could be a ray of sunlight picking out a log in the middle of a wood, the moon lighting an expanse of sea or the stained glass in a cathedral flooding a cloisters in colour like a deserted rave.

“Nature shows you beautiful things just because it can, not because it’s being full of itself. It’s just quietly going about its business.”

Rupert, who works as a graphic designer, has included some cathedral interiors in the show because of “the definition of quiet, powerful spaces and their ability to always take the air out of you in wonder.”

Another exhibition starting on Thursday features the work of a Bedfordshire-based group of textile and mixed media artists whose creations have been exhibited widely all over the UK.

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The Full Circle group is renowned for dazzling work created in a variety of styles combining expressive colours and textures with beautifully intricate handiwork.

Arts centre manager Maria Iredale said: “I always love the colour, vibrancy and the level of skill that they bring to the centre. Their craftsmanship will take your breath away.”

The Cultive8 exhibition runs until the end of the month.

Letchworth Arts Centre is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm and on Saturday from 10am to 3pm. Admission is free to all galleries.