Local photographer Janine King captures the spirit of Leamington Spa through iconic architecture and natural beauty for a new exhibitionat ArtsTrail Studios from Monday 4th to Saturday 30th July.
Janine King’s unique photographs of Royal Leamington Spa, from unusual takes on well-known locations to the more obscure, are being displayed in a new exhibition at Arts Trail Gallery in Royal Priors and published in a new book which will be launched during the event. A specially curated selection of more than thirty photographs will be shown, with these and more appearing in the book ‘Leamington Spa: Photographs by Janine King’, being published later in July.
This will be Janine’s second book in a series, with a similar album of Kenilworth images being published in 2021. Working with Janine on the book projects is locally based publisher Adam Wood, of Mango Books.
Janine said: “Having been born in Coventry, and living in Kenilworth since my school days, I have long felt the spirit of Warwickshire, and for over ten years have been visiting not only its well-known locations but also the seldom-seen areas with my camera, seeking to capture that unique moment in history. The combination of the time of year, weather conditions and lighting mean that no two photographs are ever the same, with architecture and natural beauty my constant inspiration. Having focussed for the past year on Leamington Spa, I hope you enjoy this collection of images as much as I enjoyed taking them and get a sense of the spirit of the town as seen through my eyes.”
Adam Wood said: “Having been an admirer of Janine’s work via her social media posts for some time, it was a pleasure to help her bring together a stunning collection of Kenilworth images into one accessible volume, and we quickly recognised that Warwickshire offers many such opportunities for similar albums to celebrate the county. Leamington Spa has such an iconic architectural presence that it was a joy to see the results of Janine’s efforts in capturing the soul of the town in such breathtaking style.”