John Lenehan photo exhibition, Sunnyhurst Woods Visitor Centre, Darwen
PUBLISHED: 15:08 23 November 2011 | UPDATED: 20:21 20 February 2013
Lancashire Life freelance John Lenehan is hosting his his first exhibition at Sunnyhurst Woods Visitor Centre in Darwen from November 26 to February 27.
In the late 80s John Lenehan sold his treasured Fender Telecaster guitar and used the cash to buy a Minolta 7000i camera. It resulted in a quieter life for the Lenehan family and set John on the road to becoming a landscape photographer.
Its a road which has seen his work regularly appear in the pages of Lancashire Life and he is now holding his first exhibition at Sunnyhurst Woods Visitor Centre in Darwen from November 26 to February 27.
John, who is 61, has strong connections with the Lancashire countryside apart from capturing it through his lens he has also been a fell runner and walker for over 30 years. Hes a member of Clayton-le-Moors Harriers and still competes in long distance relay events.
His day job is managing director of Northern Industrial Electronics Ltd, the successful firm he founded in Blackburn.
I have lived in the picturesque village of Tockholes for 25 years and love the scenery and atmosphere of the surrounding West Pennine Moors, he says. I also visit the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales regularly and once or twice a year the Scottish Highlands to Munro Bag and drink beer.
I became interested in photography in the 1980s inspired by the work of Joe Cornish and Charlie Waite. I could look at their work and feel the rain and hear the sound of the wind.