The SYPC programme for 2020 was off to a great start in the company of commercial and commissioned photographer Emma Drabble who comes from a documentary background. Her photography covers a wide range of subjects from architects and food producers to actors, farmers, dressage horses and even equine dentists. Operating a portable ‘pop-up fine-art studio’ on location, she says her work is “more than portraiture, but rather capturing something other – the living connections between people. The life, love and laughter.” Emma demonstrated her art by taking the members through two of her recent commissions,
“River Voices” detailing the lives and livelihoods of the people of the river Wye and those who live on the Gwent levels.
One of many images that project a story from Emma’s work.
Pictorial story telling is her forte and the chosen subject matter is very compelling. As a Panasonic Ambassador, her LUMIX G cameras are “like a paintbrush in my hand. Always a help, never a hindrance; always delivering some extra magic.”