Photography Exhibition by Renate de Backere at ‘The Big Shed’, Tombreck
January 9, 2016 by Perthshire Creates
Dutch artist Renate de Backere started her two month residency at The Big Shed at Tombreck, Perthshire in December 2015. Renate is midway through her current residency and has an exhibition called “High in the Lowlands, Low in the Highlands” which runs until the end of January 2016.
Throughout her residency Renate has been working on two photoprojects, one of which is a book which she hopes to publish later this year. There are also plans to develop this current exhibition and with that aim Renate is regularly out and about with her camera capturing the environment during the winter months.
Describing her work, inspirations and past projects, Renate explains that, ‘Photography came into my life in the early 90’s and since 2007 I have worked as a professional freelance photographer. Within the profession I am very much guided by the surrounding environment to capture the mood and atmosphere. I believe that something simple, like a drop of water, or mist, can turn something ordinary into something special.’
In addition to solo exhibitions of her work Renate’s past assignments have included work for Goldsmiths, portrait commissions, and “Waddenvereniging”, a Society that aims to protect the Wadden Sea area, a World Heritage Site in the north of the Netherlands.
Renate is usually based in Pingjum, a village close to the Wadden Sea in the Province of Friesland. Further information about her work can be found on her artists website.