Through Steve Joscelyn’s wide lens

Visitors to the opening night of
Steve Joscelyn’s solo exhibition last Wednesday came away with a renewed reverence
for Cayman’s wildlife.

 Many attendees, like vacationers Rhona and
Austin Latham, also came away with respect for the photographer, who lavishly
captures what the rest of us normally see and dismiss in the blink of an eye.

 “We think that Steve Joscelyn’s photographs are vivid, bright and exciting and
portray all that is wonderful about the Cayman Islands,” said Ms Latham. 

“We
particularly like his photos of sunsets, which are quite magical.  In fact,
we have one adorning the wall of our lounge in England, which on cold
wintery days reminds us of the wonderful times we have spent in Grand Cayman.”

Mr. Joscelyn’s photography show at
Full of Beans is the result of his many trips across the Islands and
encompasses shots of wild birds, sunsets and seascapes. And although most of
his 25 limited-edition pictures were taken near or on water, each picture stands
alone. The images are saturated with colour and engage the viewer in terms of
composition and subject matter.

“Photography gives me great
pleasure and also gives me the opportunity to travel around and see many
different places,” said the photographer.

 “I love trying to transform everyday scenes, objects
and creatures into works of art.”

The British lens man took up photography
as a hobby 30 years ago.

“I have been attracted to
photography since getting my first camera, which was a Canon AE1,” he said.
 

Since arriving in Grand Cayman,
both he and his wife Cora have held executive positions in the Photography Club
of Cayman.

When not taking wildlife shots, the
photographer enjoys the speed and dynamism involved in sports photography.

Mr. Joscelyn’s work has appeared in
several publications including Cayman Islands: The Bradt Travel Guide (3rd edition),
Grand Cayman Magazine, Horizons and was highly commended in Digital Camera’s
Photographer of the Year 2006.

His photographs have also been
displayed at the 2007, 2008 and 2009 Cayfest.

The photography show runs until 6
April.

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