Book captures the spirit of North Devon photographer

THE work of a North Devon photographer has been brought to life in a new book capturing the spirit of North Devon s landscapes and people. The book, entitled A Passion in Print, contains a collection of inspirational images taken by the late Richard Dick

THE work of a North Devon photographer has been brought to life in a new book capturing the spirit of North Devon's landscapes and people.

The book, entitled A Passion in Print, contains a collection of inspirational images taken by the late Richard "Dick" Seddon.

Richard, who moved to Barnstaple in 1978 and worked as a consultant clinical scientist at North Devon District Hospital, died of a brain tumour in February 2008.

His documentary-style photography and was influenced by Magnum giants such as Philip Jones Griffiths, Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson, as well as his late friend and fellow North Devon photographer James Ravilious.


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The book has been written and compiled by friend Tracy Henly with the help of local photographic specialists J&A Cameras.

"He was seldom seen without a camera either at work or in leisure time," said Tracy.

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"The local people, beautiful Exmoor countryside, and North Devon coastline provided ideal subject matter for Dick to pursue his hobby and although he was very modest about his achievements, it was widely accepted that he took a superb photograph."

Tracy said that she had put the collection together as a tribute to her friend.

"In keeping Dick's memory alive through his photography, the proceeds of any sales will be donated to the charity Photo Voice," she said.

"This charity undertakes ground-breaking projects, teaching people how to use a camera and record the plight of their own lives so that we may better understand."

Andy Robinson, of J&A Cameras, added: "I am honoured to have been asked by Tracy to collaborate on this book and hope the result introduces Dick's photos to a wider audience that they so obviously deserve."

The book is available to buy at J&A Cameras, Gammon Walk, Barnstaple. It is priced �12.99 with all profits being donated to Photo Voice. For more information, telephone (01271) 375037.

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