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Photographer of the Future

Canals photo study help for student Rosie

The Cotswold Canals Trust recently received an approach for help with her studies from photography student Rosie Wooler.

Who better to provide such help than Mike Gallagher… the man behind the lens for many of the Cotswold Canals Trust website pictures?

Local knowledge

Rosie explains… “I was born and bred in Cheltenham and Tewkesbury and am studying Press & Editorial Photography in my third year at Falmouth University.

“From a young age I have known of the wonders of the canals from my grandparents owning a boat called Jade.

"I am about to embark on a photography project about the restoration of the Cotswold Canals and how this effects the people, land and the wildlife.

"I plan to produce a multimedia piece celebrating the canals and what they have achieved with the aim of bringing to light the importance of their restoration."

Interviews sought

Rosie plans to carrry out her research in Gloucestershire every other weekend for the next ten weeks or so.

Roseanne Wooler at Wallbridge Lock
photographed by Mike Gallagher

So, if you are a towpath walker, a volunteer towpath repairer or just happen to be alongside a towpath on your boat… Rosie may well approach you for a photograph and your impressions.
Help appreciated

Rosie gives thanks in anticipation…"Any assistance given would be greatly appreciated. It will help towards making my photography project on this piece of British heritage accurate and beautiful."

Looking to the future

Mike Gallagher comments… "I gave Rosie an overview of the restoration of the Cotswold Canals and pointed her in various directions to assist her research. We walked along to Capel's Mill and discussed the local textile industry past and present."

Mike was clearly impressed with Rosie's approach. He added "I think it is a great opportunity for the Cotswold Canals Trust to support Rosie in this venture, perhaps culminating in an exhibition of her work in the Wallbridge Visitor Centre Gallery."

Click here or on the icon right to see some of Rosie’s work on other subjects.