Thursday, June 5 (7pm), will see the opening of the latest exhibition at Calder Creative (Bespoke Picture Framing) - it is being held to raise money for The National Association for Colitis and Crohn’s disease and will feature the photographs of Stuart Innes.
Stuart was born in Kaduna, Nigeria, West Africa in 1951, and he had two great loves as he grew up - photography and aircraft.
His dreams of a career in flying were unfortunately dashed due to his poor health. At the age of 17 after being invited for an interview at the Photography College in London, he became so ill during the journey from Singapore to London that he had to be hospitalised and thus missed the opportunity for one of the few places on the course.
Forced into a totally different career path Stuart still continued to pursue his love of photography at every opportunity, winning many competitions throughout his life and he was an active member of The Royal Photographic Society and The Bury Photographic Society.
Stuart suffered with Crohn’s disease and died unexpectedly in October 2010. His entire portfolio of stunning photographs were left to his family who did not want his talents to go unnoticed and so his photographs are to be sold in aid of Crohn’s & Colitis UK (working name -The National Association for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease – NACC) registered charity No 1117148.
The Exhibition open on June 5 with a preview night from 7pm to 9pm at The Gallery, Calder Creative, Unit 2, Hazelwood Street Works, Hazelwood Street, Todmorden, and runs until July 6. All proceeds from the sale of the photographs will go to the charity as Calder Creative have waived all commission fees.