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Nairn photographer has new exhibition in town

By Donald Wilson

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Bert Bindels
Bert Bindels

A photographer who began his career in the advertising industry in the Netherlands is having his first exhibition at the Nairn Community and Arts Centre.

Bert Bindels was advertising and PR Manager for Honda in the Netherlands before moving to Fort William in Scotland in 1995 where he bought a guest house with his wife.

In 2017 they retired to Nairn where Bert has continued to develop his passion for photography which he began to take more seriously 12 years ago.

"Although my work as advertising manager mainly concentrated on marketing, I had a lot of interest in the creative part of my work collaborating with graphic designers, copywriters and especially professional photographers was a welcome benefit of the job."

As his interest in photography grew he photographed mainly land, seascapes and wildlife.

"The area of the west of Scotland was a paradise for landscape photographers,"
he said.

Since moving to Nairn he became a member of Nairn Camera Club where his work has consistently caught the eye of judges in local competitions winning Photographer of the Year accolades on three consecutive years.

"My interest is now more focussed on projects I can do in my little studio, like portraits, still lives, food, water splashes and very recently water splash collisions."

His high speed photography turns water droplets into liquid sculptures.

His exhibition "Playing With Water" runs at Nairn Community and Arts Centre until Thursday.

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