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“A Reflection of Home” Exhibition by Leon Green

“A Reflection of Home” – 1st Exhibition by Photographer, Leon Green
Wellington – May 15, 2008

The Paramount Cinema, on Courtenay Place, Wellington, will present an exhibition of photographs by local photographer, Leon Green. The exhibition will open on the 1st of June, continue through till June 12th & will be the first solo show for the young photographer.

Leon moved from Tyneside to New Zealand, in 2003. He originally intended to continue studying in NZ, but this was impossible due to a lack of funds.
Leon continued to pursue photography in his spare time & was given a new sense of purpose & direction, by the birth of his son in 2006.

Leon’s style of photography was formed while studying photography, at Newcastle College, Newcastle upon Tyne, in the North East of England. It developed in response to the mood and architecture of the city & of the area in general. Over the last few years he has learned to adapt this style to the unique environment of New Zealand & built a new relationship with his adopted city, Wellington.

A Reflection of Home will feature seven photographs taken in and around Wellington & Newcastle upon Tyne. It explores the concepts of home, memory & perception. Leon says: “Being an ex-pat, my perceptions of my old home, in the UK & my new home, here in New Zealand often seem to be a reflection of each other. My memories of the North East are coloured by my experiences in New Zealand & my perception of New Zealand is influenced by those memories. Our past really exists as present memory & that memory, in turn, affects our future
“The exhibition will reflect this perspective in that there are many elements that connect the NZ images to the earlier images from Newcastle, both visually & symbolically.”
Leon also says that he is very grateful to the Paramount Cinema for the opportunity to show his work.


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