A YOUNG photographer with Asperger’s Syndrome is giving a talk at Holy Trinity Church on how he snaps Stratford.
Will Mulryne will take to the pulpit on Thursday July 13 from 7.30pm when he will be in conversation with Dr Phil Edmondson, Head of Research at The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
Will grew up in Stratford and in 2016 he decided to start photographing it.
He took thousands of photographs – of people and places, often ‘behind the scenes’, or from unusual perspectives.
He said: “I’m obsessed with light. The way it works, how it interacts with objects and materials and how that creates different moods and feelings.”
In 2018, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust welcomed him as volunteer.
Dr Edmondson said: “It is unique to the see the town so thoroughly documented through the lens of a single photographer. And each one of Will’s photos is highly original and captivating.”
Will continued: ‘Growing up unable to relate to people, I developed an interest in isolation. Spending time with my gran, who had severe Rheumatoid Arthritis, sparked an interest in how people are born almost a blank canvas and go down unlimited physical and mental paths.
“This also spread into an interest in people’s devotion. Light, isolation, and devotion. I’m glad I’m a photographer as I can spend time with devoted people, live their lives for a while and make sure they’re documented.”
Admission to hear Will talk is £5 and refreshments will be available.
The event ends at 9.30pm.
Tickets can be booked in advance via Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/living-with-history-life-in-stratford-upon-avon-tickets-666677659827?aff=ebdssbdestsearch or people can simply turn up on the night.