New exhibition at North Tyneside General Hospital
A new photography exhibition featuring local coastal scenes and wildlife images has gone on display at North Tyneside General Hospital. The photographs have been taken by Colin and Ian Mason who together are raising funds for the Trust’s stroke group and the Stroke Association.
Colin Mason is a final year medical student from Newcastle University and is based at the hospital. A keen amateur photographer, originally from Fife, Scotland, Colin is inspired by the miles of attractive coastline that the North East provides and the equally beautiful surrounding countryside.
Ian Mason is a doctor by profession and has taken early retirement following a stroke in 2010. He is also an avid photographer and is now making the most of his free time.
His images have had success in local competitions and this prompted him to enter the prestigious British Wildlife Photography Awards, where he achieved ‘Highly Commended’ in 2009 and 2010. He was shortlisted again in 2011 and was also a finalist in the Veolia Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2011. Most recently, he was runner up in the Scottish Nature Photography Award 2012.
Ian is a member of the web-based Nature Photographers Network, Edinburgh Photographic Society, Nature Photographers’ Portfolio and the Zoological Photographic club.