The Ambler

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Punk and rock legends in the Harbour Gallery

Above: Kiss and Sid Vicious stare out over the Little Shore

Above: Kiss and Sid Vicious stare out over the Little Shore

Renowned photographer Steve Emberton has opened a photographic gallery at Amble harbour. Steve made his name photographing rock and pop stars, TV personalities, actors and models. He worked for Melody Maker, Record Mirror, NME and Sounds. His images have appeared in newspapers, magazines, books and on album covers.

Possibly Steve’s most famous image is one of Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen, which was selected by Rolling Stone magazine as one of its Fifty Greatest Rock Portraits.
Despite this rock and roll background, Steve’s love is for the outdoors.
He told the Ambler: “I grew up in North West America, with vast open spaces. My whole youth revolved around the outdoors. Due to work commitments, I’ve worked in the south, but I’d heard about how beautiful this part of the world is. I’d come up for holidays, and each time I found it harder to find reasons to leave. Two years ago we moved to Amble. I love it here, I love walking, love the hills and coast. And Amble is such a friendly place to live.”
You can see Steve’s photos in the Harbour Gallery, in the Harbour Master’s building, which is open on Saturdays and Sundays 10 – 4pm. Admission is free. The images are available to buy. Steve also offers gift vouchers (great for Christmas presents.)
He holds photography workshops for all abilities. “I teach photography in a friendly non technical way. There will be some classroom instruction followed by shooting real life situations.”
Guest photographer Roger Coan is exhibiting some of his landscape and wildlife work. Steve can be contacted on: mail@steveemberton.com
or phone: 07870 215459

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