Bill Ward An Evening With
Bill is a professional actor of almost 20 years. He is also an award-winning Landscape Photographer.
One of his stand-out achievements was the award gained by Adobe.
He was awarded the Adobe Prize for his photograph of Kisdon Force in the Yorkshire Dales. His work has been exhibited in a number of fine art galleries around the country too. An ambassador to Pentax too!
Bill's talk will include his Acting and Photography prowess!
Bill Ward An Evening With
About the Night
Bill's journey from Actor to Landscape Photographer
Bill will be up-close and personal for around 90 minutes. During this time he will discuss his work and chat about his worldly experiences as an Actor and Landscape Photographer.
TV: I'm sure Bill will regale many an interesting tale or two from his appearances/staring roles from the many, many TV shows, Stage and of course the Soap's he's appeared in.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Bill will equally discuss his rise to stardom from his ventures behind the camera to the front too. Bill is an award-winning Landscape Photographer. His outstanding work is far from the norm.
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Q&A a-must! There will always be a Q & A segment. This is really important. It's so that Bill can answer all your related questions. This is where the night really gets "Up close and Personal".
About Bill Ward
Bill Ward is an award-winning photographer and actor,
born and raised in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
He was awarded the Adobe Prize for his photograph of Kisdon Force in the Yorkshire Dales, at the 2015 Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards. His work was previously Commended at the 2013 Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards, and is frequently shortlisted at the same awards. He has had over a dozen photographs shortlisted at Outdoor Photographer of the Year, as well as numerous Nominations and Honorary Mentions at Fine Art Photographer of the Year, and International Photographer of the Year.
His work has been exhibited in a number of fine art galleries around the country (inc the Mick Oxley Gallery in Northumberland, Contemporary Six and Wendy J Levy Gallery in Manchester), and has been featured in newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, and books. He uses Pentax cameras and is proud to be an Ambassador for Pentax Ricoh UK.
His primary photographic subject matter is landscapes, whether natural, urban or industrial. He is specifically drawn to water.
A lifelong traveller, he is particularly interested not just in the places he goes, but the time that he spends in them. It's this that forms the basis of his work:
specifically how it felt to spend this particular time, with this particular place.
He has for some time now been experimenting with ICM (Intentional Camera Movement - the process of deliberately moving the camera whilst taking a picture) and in-camera Multiple Exposures, both of which he finds can be particularly revealing of the "essence" of any meeting between a person and wherever they happen to be.
A professional actor for almost 20 years, his career includes extensive rep theatre experience (Bristol Old Vic, Bath Theatre Royal, Manchester Royal Exchange, Northern Stage, Theatre Clwyd), West End (Spamalot, Million Dollar Quartet, Viva Forever), New Writing (National Theatre Studio, Battersea Arts Centre, White Bear), Off West End (Southwark Playhouse), Film (A Dark Reflection, Great Ghost Rescue, Ellie Rose) and TV (Silent Witness, Robin Hood, Footballers Wives, Cold Blood, Jonathan Creek, Midsomer Murders, Casualty, Doctors, Heartbeat, Fallen, Holby City, In Deep, Make My Day, Rose and Maloney, The Bill, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, EastEnders etc.)
As an actor, he is probably best known for playing the badly behaved builder
Charlie Stubbs in Coronation Street, a role he played for 280 episodes and just over three years, and for which he won a number of awards. He recently finished playing the long suffering but pretty hopeless farmer James Barton in Emmerdale, also for 3 years and over 300 episodes, and for which he was also nominated for a number of awards. He is currently touring the country with the hit musical Legally Blonde.
Constantly in search of peace and quiet, his photography is a response, and in many ways an antidote, to the time he spends as an actor working in the public eye.
Where is it?
Shoot Smart Photography Studios
(3 minutes off J24 M62)
FREE Parking (We have space for around 25 cars but all the streets around us are free to park)
We are a family run studio based in West Yorkshire. It's a large space but small enough to hold these events and still offer that up-close and personal feel!
Ticket numbers are limited to 75 This is a comfortable number for us at the studio. It also ensures that everyone at the event experiences that "close quarters" feel to the Thomas.
Exit J24 (M62) West Bound
Ainlee top Roundabout take - exit (Halifax)
½ Mile - Take 1st Exit (Elland)
100 Yards - Roundabout 1st Exit (Elland Centre)
200 Yards - Roundabout 1st Exit (Elland Centre)
300 Yards - Roundabout 1st exit again (Huddersfield)
100 yards - turn right onto South Lane
25 Yards - Turn right into car park (Yorkshire Air Ambulance)
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