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Open Bridges exhibition at Hull International Photography Festival

Highly recommend a visit to Hull International Photography Festival in Princes Quay, Hull, HIP Gallery. Lots of exhibitions including Open Bridges Engines and Insects exhibition of Rich’s fabulous big pattern photographs of the River landscape.which you can see in the gallery on the main entrance concourse. Open afternoons until 28th Oct free of charge. Info and pictures at the link

Open Bridges

The Open Bridges: Engines and Insects exhibition is now open at Hull Intentional Photography Festival – HIP Fest – in Princes Quay Shopping Centre, Hull. It’s on the main entrance corridor until October 28th, free entry to the Open Bridges element of the festival.

The Engines and Insects exhibition is part of Open Bridges, a growing series of photographs of the landscape and buildings on the journey down the River Hull as never seen before.

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Rich took the photographs on the Open Bridges barge journey down the River and then transformed them into patterns in the style of photographer Horst P Horst’s ‘Patterns from Nature’ (1946), originally inspired by Karl Blossfeldt at the turn of the 20th century. He carefully made each image by taking a section of the original source photograph and manipulating it digitally using basic darkroom techniques of splitting, mirroring and tessellating the image to create the exhibition pieces.

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Loudhailer Acoustic October 2018

Thanks to everyone who came to this month's Loudhailer Acoustic, it was a truly bumper night, with fabulous performances galore and a host of weird and wonderful instruments, some of which we've never heard before at Loudhailer Acoustic. We opened the show and then enjoyed great sets from Dez Allenby (joined by Dexter Duffy--Howard and … Continue reading Loudhailer Acoustic October 2018

As my sun continues to set

Written after I was hosting the Open Bridges workshops in Dove House Hospice, a very uplifting experience. But it's a personal story. The fragments that will stay until the end. It's all true, except for the very last line... "Shadows lengthen, future days are less, the pale light trips up the horizon as my sun … Continue reading As my sun continues to set

Open Bridges, the next chapter

A River Full Of Stories is up and running. Last night’s Open Bridges anniversary celebration and launch was a whirlwind. Thanks to everyone who came to join us, it was terrific to have a drink and a chat after the films and music – high five to the whole team and everyone involved so far. R&L

Open Bridges

Thank you to everyone who came to join us for the Open Bridges first anniversary evening and launch of A River Full Of Stories last night. Rich & I spent the afternoon hanging the first installment of the new A River Full Of Stories exhibition with the original Open Bridges exhibition in the theatre at Kardomah94 ready for the evening’s programme. After a drink and a chat as everyone looked round the exhibition the show opened with a lively taster of the River Full Of Stories films of the first memory sharing days on the river and at Hull Maritime Museum.

To celebrate the anniversary, we were delighted to introduce composer John Stead’s live quadraphonic diffusion of his composition, Moments in Time to accompany the Open Bridges film. The beautiful film, edited by Philip Codd was made by 16 film makers on the night at each bridge and from the…

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Image from an original street art work by Jack Fox

Dead Man

Dead Man voice Rich, Dead Man guitars Lou There’s dead man walkin’ in my shoes ‘Cause without you honey, I ain’t got nothing to lose And the rainfall in the creek And my shotgun and my heart are growing cold Apple brandy tastes like water And the deer up on the mountain are growin’ old. … Continue reading Dead Man

Open Bridges First Anniversary

It’s a year since Open Bridges made history when for the first, and only time, all 13 of the bridges over the River Hull raised, swung or closed simultaneously splitting the city of Hull in two at 20:17 hours on the autumn equinox, 22nd September 2017. The next installment of Open Bridges, A River Full Of Stories launches tonight in Hull. See you there if you are coming, click here for details

Rich & Lou Duffy-Howard

Open Bridges

Stop Press: Open Bridges made history when for the first, and only time, all 13 of the bridges over the River Hull raised, swung or closed simultaneously splitting the city of Hull in two at 20:17 hours on the autumn equinox, 22nd September 2017.

Open Bridges Hull: “A truly memorable evening when we all worked together to overcome the odds and produce something spectacular. Thanks to all that made this possible and to our VIP guests”  HMS Pickle Captain Mal Nicholson

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Open Bridges Thirteenth Flare – photograph by Graeme Oxby

There were so many adventures during Open Bridges, and everyone who was part of it had a different story to tell. While the Motor Barge Syntan sailed down the River Hull HMS Pickle and Humber Keel Comrade – with Humber Rescue on the river – prepared to meet where the river flows into the Humber estuary. Then, at 20:17 hours on…

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