Intensity: How a Dentist became a Photographer and wows the crowds at Grande Salle [UPDATED]

When I was at Harrison “Kolij” many moons ago, I attended the same school as a number of kids who would later turn out to be popular or notorious in one way or another… Alan Sheppard and Dean Straker were in sixth form when I arrived – later, they’d form Spice & Co, split then Alan would create Gray Lizard studios and then Beezneez as well as Limelight Cafe

Other Harrisonians from that era became prominent in their own right as time continued sailing forth into the cosmos – Christopher Birch became a Magistrate known for many a sharp quip; Sean Farrell is one of CBC’s top journalists and believes strongly in Caribbean integration at a personal level; Shane Hewitt is a mainstay at 1st Caribbean; Andrew Pilgrim was a noted attorney and actor – he went on a world tour for a Honeymoon then returned to Court, but these days he appears to be quiet on both fronts? Then there’s William Duguid – an MP and dentist (Have no idea if he’s still a comic/graphic-novel enthusiast like fellow Kolijian James Carmichael and yours truly), but William is not the only dentist I recall who’s multi-talented…

There is also Adrian Richards – his work in beautifying teeth and visually recording the dentistry probably may have led to the offside into becoming such a grand shutterbug!

Over at the Grande Salle of the Central Bank, Adrian is showing off many of his works for sale as well (Hint: The picture costs less unframed but then you have to organise your own framing) he is the main thrust for the Crop Over Visual Arts extravaganza which concludes on the 31st.

He has snapped away at numerous aspects of Barbadian and International life – when he visited Kilimanjaro; or captured sights of Christmas at Queen’s Park… But I prefer his black and white studies for the most part – like one of his many self-portraits In (Tense) or the Minotaur Jumbie.

He has an adorable Weimaraner-like puppy who is either very hungry or thirsty and the picture was called Do The Right Thing!

For Adrian’s colour works there is Persephone – don’t take my word for it, head on over to the Grand Salle at the Central Bank no later than Thursday, y’hear? {Ed’s Note – If your schedule is a little too abzocky, then there is always Lancaster Great House where Fine Art photos will be on display until October 18th}

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