Area’s beauty is perfectly caught by King’s Lynn photography exhibition

Red Mount by Paul Tibbs ANL-151004-160258001
Red Mount by Paul Tibbs ANL-151004-160258001

Two well-known local press photographers are joining forces to exhibit images of West Norfolk at the Custom House in Lynn.

The photography exhibition has been put together by Matthew Usher and Paul Tibbs and runs from now until September and can be viewed at any time during the normal opening hours of the Custom House (10am-5pm Monday to Friday, 12pm-5pm Sunday).

Matt usher picture ANL-151004-160838001

Matt usher picture ANL-151004-160838001

Both men are former photographers on the Lynn News.

Paul Tibbs worked for the paper for more than 10 years before leaving to become a freelance last year.

Matthew Usher attended King Edward VII High School and then the College of West Anglia to study photography before joining the Lynn News as a photographic assistant, moving up to be a senior photographer over the course of seven years.

Karen Cooke, assistant tourist information centre officer, said: “We are delighted to host this exhibition as it sheds new light on some of the area’s iconic buildings, beautiful landscapes and quirky features. People can come in and see the photos and then we can point them to the sites themselves, encouraging them to explore our wonderful borough.”

Brancaster by Paul Tibbs ANL-151004-160003001

Brancaster by Paul Tibbs ANL-151004-160003001

The exhibition features colour and black white images from all around West Norfolk, enabling people to see things through the eyes of the photographer.

Matt Usher said: “Through my work, I try to produce images that invoke an emotional reaction with people, that people will respond to in some way. A picture really does say a thousand words and I hope this exhibition inspires people to go out and see more of West Norfolk.”

Paul Tibbs said: “It’s a real pleasure to have my work on display in one of the town’s most iconic landmarks.”

Entry to the exhibition is £1 for adults and 50p for children.

Picture by Matt Usher ANL-151004-160551001

Picture by Matt Usher ANL-151004-160551001

Framed prints are available from £50, canvasses and gallery prints range from £100 and small unframed photos can be bought from £6. Cards and postcards of the area can also be purchased.