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Teenage photographer Josh in the frame at Market Drayton exhibition

By Rob Smith | Market Drayton | Attractions | Published:

A teenage photographer has his name in lights in Market Drayton town centre, featuring in a month-long exhibition.

Josh Sedgley, 19, loves nothing more than capturing the wildlife and scenery of his native north Shropshire, and now his works are on display at the Festival Drayton Centre.

The exhibition, which will run until January 28, features a variety of Josh’s pictures including summery sunset scenes alongside wintery views of the countryside.

Welcoming visitors to an invitational evening at the centre, Josh said he was especially grateful to Glyn Jackson of Glyn’s Framing for framing the pictures.

He said: “It’s really good to see a lot of people come out to support the exhibition.

“I hope people keep coming to see it while it’s here.”

Photo by Josh Sedgley

As well as around Market Drayton, Josh also takes pictures further afield, with some of the shots in the exhibition taken in Scotland and Croatia.

He has previously won industry competitions and been featured in galleries, and he was also given responsibility for Market Drayton’s annual town calendar for 2019.

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A dozen of his shots adorn the calendar, which sold out from independent card shop Hart to Hart more than once.

Josh, who lives near Market Drayton, ran through his list of achievements since setting out on his professional photography journey.

He said: “I am currently specialising in fine art landscape and nature photography, although I also undertake commissions for pet and portrait photography.

Photo by Josh Sedgley

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“British author Adam Hamdy has commissioned me twice and I have also photographed several cabinet level politicians.

“My portfolio has been selected for The Three Counties Exhibitions in 2017 and 2018, and my image Snowfall also won The Peoples’ Poll at The 116 Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent.

“Three of my images were voted as top ten entries by the general public participating in The Countryfile Magazine Winter Photo Competition, with ,'ighland Cow in Winnington’ getting the most votes and being judged the overall winner

“In December 2018,three of my images from Joule’s Brewery were shortlisted in the EEF Manufacturing Competition and I was delighted that one went on to win the best youth entry in the Manufacturing Process Category.”

The exhibition is free to visit amd will remain at the centre on Frogmore Road until January 28.

Rob Smith

By Rob Smith
Reporter

Reporter for the Shropshire Star based at Ketley in Telford.

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