Pins ‘n’ Needles – Mike Jones
20th May - 30th May 2013
Mike Jones is a final year HND photography student studying at Coleg Llandrillo. Oriel Colwyn is proud to support the college’s photography department and to offer an exhibition space for Mike’s end of year show.
Mike’s dynamism feeds his approach to photography, sport and everything else that he does. Llandudno is his arena and is where he spends much of his time documenting a lifestyle rarely associated with the elderly populous that overwhelms the area.
Almost antidotally, Mike and his friends search out things to do that most would consider idiotic. Skating over hand rails, leaping off tall buildings; activities generally associated with internet video clips and other worlds!
Is it surprising that Mike spends some of his time hanging out at his local tattoo parlour. Never still, he chose to photograph the shop, the customers and the artistry performed by Hef the tattooist. The resultant body of work was made into a book that now takes pride of place at the parlour.
It is a combination of these two projects being shown at Oriel Colwyn.