As part of Leeds Beer Week 2016 there is an official Beer Week photography exhibition celebrating the Yorkshire Beer Scene.
Featuring imagery shot by Mark Newton the project focuses on the people that make the local beer scene so interesting. Mark has been documenting a wide range of people and businesses involved in the industry. He also lifts the lid on what a wide range of locations and kits are used to create artisan products, and the locations in which these are being produced. Mark has covered everything – taking portraits of writers, designers, bloggers, maltsters, & farmers amongst others.
He even took a pic of my good self and other Leeds CAMRA members when we carried out the latest Leeds real ale census. Sadly, Mark tells me that these prints didn’t come out very well and they won’t be included in the exhibition. Now I’m not sure whether he’s trying to tell me something here? Anyway, I’ve featured a few of his images in this post and I think you will agree, they are pretty good. I’m none too sure how Mr Hampshire features though, when I don’t! Smugly sat in one of my favourite city centre bars – no prizes but do you know where it is? You can work it out with a bit of observation based research, even if you’ve never been; the required detail is under the glass.
All the images shot by Mark Newton will be on view during Leeds Beer Week at North Bar and just down the road at The Brunswick in their upstairs event space. There’s also a selection on the walls at Northern Monk Refectory too (including the one with Hampshire on!). So pop on over and help celebrate what we have around Leeds while enjoying some cracking beers.
Don’t worry about missing them if you can’t get along to Leeds Beer Week neither. Mark tells me that the images at The Brunswick will be on display until the end of September and the others probably until mid October.
For more information on Mark and other examples of this exhibition and other work, head on over to www.marknewtonphotography.co.uk .
The exhibition is supported with funding from Leeds Inspired, part of Leeds City Council.