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Herne Bay photographer Dylan Woolf displays work at the Menier Gallery

By katejb  |  Posted: February 20, 2013

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FROM behind the lens he has captured music stars such as Elvis Costello and Courtney Pine.

Now Dylan Woolf, from Herne Bay, will be displaying his images at the Menier Gallery in London after his work featuring internationally-acclaimed Albanian violinist Alda Dizdari caught the eye of the Wapping Arts Trust.

The dad-of-two's shots of Dizdari in concert are being exhibited to coincide with the release of her CD next Wednesday.

Mr Woolf said: "I have done other exhibitions but never quite on this scale. It's a fantastic opportunity.

"For photos to be published they have to have a certain look or feel but this goes wider than that so I get more artistic freedom. I can look at the relationship between the audience and the performer in ways that the work wouldn't normally get published because it is just different."

Mr Woolf, who trained at the Medway College of Design, captured his first star on film when he was just a teenager.

He said: "My first published picture was of Elvis Costello. I just happened to be in the right place at the right time. I knew very little then but I learnt ."

Mr Woolf has made a career in commercial photography and also worked at sites such as Ealing Studios producing film stills but music photography is his first love.

The former St Edmund's pupil, who has lived in Herne Bay for five years and grew up in Whitstable and Faversham, will display some 50 images, around 10 of the Dizdari concerts, and the rest of other musicians caught in performance.

 The event  is  free and open to the public from 11am to 6pm.

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