Dark Peak Photo Festival is elevating what a photography festival can offer this year. Gone are the days of exhibitions that separate viewer from photographer as we welcome the inclusion of interactive talks, workshops and walks in the festival programme. For budding photographers and professionals alike, these social gatherings of artistic joy are a place to immerse yourself in the artform, make friends and share ideas alongside some brilliant featured artists. Among the highlights of this offering is a Photo Walk with artist Not Quite Light.
Not Quite Light gets their name from the context in which their photographic area of interest lives. Having started in Manchester in 2015 with audio and visual projects they occupy the in-between moment from day to night, capturing images of objects as they make their quickest transition through an altered state. Currently they are working on a documentary for Salford City Council called ‘Gathering Points’ and they run a yearly festival of art celebrating this particularly poingnant time in the day called Not Quite Light Festival.
Join Not Quite Light in a twilight wander where you’ll pick up techniques and knowledge about making the best use of this regular yet dramatic natural shift in light levels.
Whether you’re using your phone or a big fancy camera there is something in the walk for everyone. The tools an artist has to work with are a part of the final piece. So do not worry about the quality of your photographic equipment. Just arrive with a sense of curiosity and a keenness to explore looking at the world from a different angle.
The photo walk will last around an hour and inhabit a light hearted and informal tone. Starting at the Distant Hills Brewery in Old Glossop it’s open to everyone no matter what experience of photography you have.