Abstract photos of town go on show

Photos of Scarborough taken through a nostalgic prism go on show at Woodend on 7 September, until 4 October.

Mostly abstract, the images were shot by Mick Fattorini, whose work is rooted in the history of landscape photography and combines elements drawn from the documentary landscape tradition.

He says: “I am inspired in particular by American photographers from the 19th through to the 20th centuries and by art from all periods but particularly modern and contemporary art”.

In the 1980s and 90s, Mick ran arts and media organisations in Scarborough, Hull, Birmingham and Coventry before moving on to arts and heritage development and management in Leicestershire. Over this time, he continued to make images, initially on film and later, digitally. Today, he works mainly in South Nottinghamshire.

His Woodend show, entitled Scarborough 1963-1970, refers to the time he and his family lived in the town, which he loved exploring. “This was a fantastic time for me. I was an intrepid explorer in my own town, hidden among the holiday-makers and day-trippers.

"I have decided to embark on a long-term project looking at those special places of my boyhood wanderings. These images are where I have got so far. They are not intended to be a record of what was and I have tried to avoid the merely nostalgic. Rather they are images of what I see there today and what captures my eye now, through the filter of decades”.

The image titles give an idea of the subject material. Photos taken in the south bay show: Yellow Netting, Footprint and Bottle Top; Many Footprints in Sand; Wall, Futurist Site; and Reflections, Jimmy Corrigan's, Foreshore. At the West Pier: Blue, Green Net, Yellow Cord and Worm Casts; Red Plastic and Sea; and Crack in Wall.

In the north bay: Alpamare, Yellow Wall and Dark Blue Door; Builders' Hoarding; Red Post, White Pole and Blue Whale, Crazy Golf; Metal Doors, Near Beach Huts; Shower, Near Beach Huts. At Scalby Mills: Discarded Board and Structure; Yellow Telescope;

Seawall, Sea and Duck.