THE CHARACTERS RETURN HOME FOR THEIR PR SHOTS

In the last couple of weeks I've been working with Gavin Jacob Power to photograph the Beneath the Beacon characters in their home landscape.  Our journey took us from one highlight of the Cumbrian landscape to another.  We visited the fellside village of Croglin, birthplace of Margery Jackson's servant Watty before heading west via Sarah Losh's architectural gem at Wreay Church, and then to the Lake District where we climbed to the summit of Latrigg.  There we enjoyed a panoramic view of glorious Derwentwater and the Lake District fells, captured by Peter Crosthwaite in his pictorial maps. 

 Margery Jackson and her servant Croglin Watty in Croglin chuchyard.  Photo by  Gavin Jacob Power . 

Margery Jackson and her servant Croglin Watty in Croglin chuchyard.  Photo by Gavin Jacob Power

I'm delighted with Gavin's quirky compositions as they show the figures off in a landscape that they would recognise today.   

 Wiliam Graham, the Poacher of Longdales, by the Eden at Armathwaite.  Photo by  Gavin Jacob Power . 

Wiliam Graham, the Poacher of Longdales, by the Eden at Armathwaite.  Photo by Gavin Jacob Power

I hestitate to pick out a favourite, but if pushed, I'd go for the photo of Hugh Lowther, the Yellow Earl with Lowther Castle in the background.  

 The Yellow Earl, exiled from his family home which can be seen in the background.  Photo by  Gavin Jacob Power . 

The Yellow Earl, exiled from his family home which can be seen in the background.  Photo by Gavin Jacob Power

The photos will feature alongside the characters at the EVAN Gallery as part of the Beneath the Beacon Exhibition which starts in a fortnight's time, on Saturday 28 July.  

 Lorna Graves, back among the landscape and livestock that she loved.  Photo by  Gavin Jacob Power . 

Lorna Graves, back among the landscape and livestock that she loved.  Photo by Gavin Jacob Power