'Around the world via Gainsborough'. Yes, starting in the universally recognised centre of the universe (or the small Lincolnshire town of Gainsborough to you and me), this photographic Phileas Fogg attempts to emulate this famous character but with just 80 clicks of the shutter. Visiting diverse destinations such as Amsterdam, Madrid, Hong Kong and Beijing, travel photographer Chris Etchells visually explores the street scenes, people and culture of the world. His style puts a strong emphasis on the shapes, texture, graffiti and colour of the streets he encounters. Despite all the sites of the world he uncovers, no place has a fonder place in his heart than Gainsborough as this photographic love letter will testify.
Around the world via Gainsborough is perfect for the arm-chair traveller or itchy footed explorer alike.
Chris Etchells was born in New Mills, Derbyshire, UK, in 1979. He qualified as a press photographer in 1997 and has lived and worked in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, UK, for the last 10 years. He has had four solo exhibitions and has had work in galleries around the world, including Venice, Italy and Colorado, USA. He was named Professional Photographer Magazine Travel Photographer of the Year in 2006.