New exhibit takes pride of place in Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre

The Welcome Building of the Devonshire Quarter has a brand new exhibit in the frame – a 10ft person made entirely of old cameras.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 12:17 pm
Camera exhibit in the Devonshire Quarter SUS-210428-115507001

The new installation rapidly gaining exposure at the entrance to the Visitor Centre is the unique creation of Eastbourne theatre photographer and events and show promoter Paul Spink.

Looking for something to do during lockdown, Paul sourced hundreds of cameras from ebay with the aim of constructing the giant snapper in his living room.

Collaborating with friend Laurie Buckingham on the skeleton, he designed and created the quirky new 3D collage which now takes pride of place at the Visitor Centre entrance.

Paul’s day job normally involves running Media Attention, promoting events and businesses on digital screens and posters across the town.

However for once digital takes a back seat, as the exhibit is made entirely of 35mm cameras and rolls of film.

Avid photographer Paul said, “The world of photography has changed so quickly and I was keen to illustrate this shift in technology and provide a nostalgic look at the cameras we all used in the past, a time when we had to wait for the films to be developed into prints.

“As a photographer myself, I typically take more than 1,000 digital shots at a dress rehearsal – imagine how tricky that would have been back in the day with only 36 shots on a roll of film.

“It’s great to see my new creation on display and I hope it provides some inspiration to many other keen photographers.”

The installation is available to view at the Eastbourne Visitor Centre which is now open daily from 9am to 5pm in the Welcome Building, along with a takeaway service and outdoor dining terrace at the DQ Terrace Bar & Café.