Acclaimed steam train photographer Colin Garratt reveals his unique collection of scarecrow photography for the first time in exhibition. Once described as the David Attenborough of locomotive photography by The Sunday Times, Garratt documented the last of the working scarecrows he saw around the UK during his travels in the 1980s just as they began to disappear from the landscape.
March 25th – 28th 2016 at Geddes Gallery, 26 Caledonian Road, London, N1 9DU, United Kingdom. Free to attend. Private view on March 25th with the chance to meet Colin Garratt.
About The Artist
Colin Garratt, 75, has dedicated his life to photography and this spring will be the first exhibition of his scarecrow collection. The event is open to everyone and signed original prints, books and posters will be offered for sale at the exhibition. It was very important to Colin to document these scarecrows and we all want the exhibition to reach as wide an audience as possible. As Colin says: “It needed to be done! They’re part of our culture and I hope that the pictures that I’ve made back in the 1980s will not only live beyond my lifetime, but will be of interest and value and give pleasure to many other people who unfortunately were born too late to see the magical scarecrow.”
“Stunning – train-spotting becomes art.” – Ian Hislop
“I love your film… more scarecrows” – John Shuttleworth