Project will put bus shelters in the picture

One of Marjan Zahed-Kindersley's pieces

One of Marjan Zahed-Kindersley's pieces

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A fine art photographer is inviting residents to take photos of bus shelters and enter them into a competition.

Marjan Zahed-Kindersley, who has studied in Paris, Dresden, Prague and London, and who now lives in Hastings, is appealing to the public to submit entries.

He said: “I am fascinated by bus shelters. Over time, people have created works of art by etching/painting onto the glass of the shelters. The rain and wind have then added the final touches. I’ve photographed these using out-of-date film, and also experimented by placing different coloured cloths in the shelters, and by taking photos of pedestrians and coaches passing by.

“During February I’ll be holding free workshop sessions. I’d first like to meet anyone interested in joining in, we’ll be meeting at 2pm on Saturday, February 7, in Martel Colour Print’s car park, in Sedlescombe Road South, next to Asda. I’ll be showing the photos I’ve already taken which I hope will inspire others. I’ll then be available every Friday afternoon between 2pm and 4pm in the car park for help and advice.

“The deadline for entries is Sunday, March 1 and on Saturday, March 7 there will be a big final show party with one large image made up of all the photos that have been contributed, again in Martel’s car park, to make one image of a bus shelter. The three winning entries will win prizes of having their photos printed on fine art paper.

“This project has been funded by Arts Council England, and is sponsored by Martel Colour Print. I’m really grateful to Martel for its help with lay-out and design, and their support for this project. I’m hoping for lots of interest in this competition.”