Adrian’s work in exhibition

The Derby Cathedral exhibition throughout August will be Busman’s Holiday by Adrian Burrows, a personal choice of his favourite places.

Adrian describes finding photography for the first time on a foundation course at Bournville College of Art, where he shot his first roll of black and white film, developing it and making his first set of contact sheets.

He completed a degree in design at Staffordshire University which included a broad range of subjects in the first year, before deciding that photography was his chosen medium.

His first commission came from the Birmingham Repertory Theatre to create an image for their production of Julius Caesar, which was used on bus stop posters throughout the Midlands. Other opportunities opened up, especially in the arts, but his recent clients have been more diverse, including Birmingham University, Symphony Hall, Starbucks and Homeserve.

His exhibition, Busman’s Holiday is a by-product of internet technology. It started out as an online photo journal using a popular website which limited him to one image a day.

“This daily photo blog gave me the ideal boost to taking images on holiday according to my own reaction to the landscape around me, rather than my client’s brief,” he says.

“To my surprise I found myself engaging in landscape in a way that had never struck me before. My appetite for the project grew and soon I wanted to broaden the scope moving from the digital platform alone to also producing art prints. I often now feel I’ve not truly experienced a place unless I’ve captured it through a lens.”

The images come from all over the country including Cornwall and Wales, the Northumbrian coast and the Highlands of Scotland.

The exhibition is in the Sir Richard Morris Lounge at Derby Cathedral Centre until August 31 (Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm, closed Sundays and Bank Holidays).