About Tilt & Shift
Tilt & Shift Photography is a partnership in more ways than one. Dave Paddy and Eleri Griffiths met in a darkroom more than thirty years ago. The rest, as they say, is history!
While both have pursued varied and separate careers in photography and education since this initial meeting, their passion for darkroom practice, alternative processes and digital technology has brought them together once again to form Tilt and Shift Photography. Based in the small, vibrant and quirky town of Llanrwst in North Wales, Tilt and Shift Photography opened as a photography workshop, darkroom and gallery space in June 2013 and has become a home for the pairs' creative endeavours.
Eleri now works as a freelance photographer for a growing list of corporate and private clients. include: Stills photographer for Cineflix Media for the Discovery Channel, product photography for Drew Pritchard, Vintage Explorer Magazine, Pretty Nostalgic Magazine, Style at Home, Ideal Homes, & 25 Beautiful Homes for IPC Media. As well as running her own photographic workshop in both digital and traditional photographic processes Eleri is a visiting lecturer on the photographic degree course at Chester University. Visit her personal website at: elerigriffiths and for her commercial portfolio elerigriffithsphotography.
Most recently Eleri’s has been selected to participate in the #209Women Photography Exhibition celebrating 100 years of women having the vote, the exhibition will take place in the House of Commons in December 2018. Eleri's work has been seen at Little Man Coffee in Cardiff as part of Ffoton Wales's inaugural exhibition and a selected the Royal Photographic Societies 157th Print Exhibition. Eleri was also the recipient of the 2013 Royal Photographic Societies/Guardian Joan Wakelin Bursary which provided funding for her to travel to Cameroon in West Africa to document women beekeepers in rural communities. Eleri's work has also been short-listed in the 2013 Sony World Photography Organisation competition. Other recent exhibitions and awards include, The Royal Photographic Society Biennale, Jurors Award of Merit for the 2012 International Fine Art Competition. Short-listed for the Guardian Joan Wakelin Bursary 2012 and the Royal photographic Societies Environmental Award. Winner of the Welsh Livery Guild Award for Photography.
David Paddy, or Paddy as he prefers to be known, began his working life at Aerospace in Broughton near Chester, after graduating as an aeronautical engineer, Paddy decided to return to full time education and enrolled at the University of Derby to study for a B.A. Hons. in Photography under the tutelage of such leading photographers as John Blakemore, Richard Sadler and Olivier Richon.
After leaving Derby, Paddy went on to become a Lecturer in Photography, Graphics and New Media at Yale College in Wrexham, one of the leading FE colleges in the country. During this time his work was exhibited both nationally and internationally and he continued to work as a freelance photographer and designer.
Fifteen years later, after guiding many students through their course work and on to higher education and promising careers in the arts, Paddy took a leap of faith and left to concentrate on his own photography and fine art practice. Visit his personal website at: www.davepaddyphotography.com
While maintaining their own distinct portfolios, Eleri and Paddy have collaborated on a number of works including The Assembly Project in which all 60 members of the Welsh Assembly Government were photographed in their constituencies at a location of their choosing. This work was exhibited at Clwyd Theatre Cymru's Community Gallery in 2009 and the Pier Head Building Cardiff Bay in 2010. Other Projects include the Appleby Fair 2011 and of course Tilt & Shift.