War veteran, 91, to showcase photographs in memory of his wife

Saffron Walden photographer Harry Cundell.

Saffron Walden photographer Harry Cundell. - Credit: Archant

A keen photographer who has been taking pictures for more than five decades is staging an exhibition to raise money for a hospice in memory of his wife.

Retired banker Harry Cundell, 91, will be showcasing 24 stunning and varied images at Saffron Walden studio Urban Picnic from March 7 to April 4. Proceeds from the sale of his work will be donated to St Clare Hospice, which cared for his wife Joan in 2011.

Mr Cundell, who served with the Royal Navy during the Second World War, said: “I have been a photographer since the late 1950s, first using a Leica camera, then transferring to Nikon in 1961, and I have been using Nikon equipment ever since.

“My photography has covered most subjects over the years, but for some time now I have been involved with close-ups and ultra close-ups, which has become a great part of my life.

“I have had many solo exhibitions and have organised exhibitions for Arena, probably my closest photographic home, and other groups.I arranged a very large show of 500 framed photographs for our 20 members of Arena at Whiteleys in London.”

The 91-year-old added: “My pictures on show at Urban Picnic this time are quite varied, including ultra close-ups, street photography, sand and pebbles, flowers and single creative shots.

“I have arranged the pictures mostly in groups of three so viewers will have a wide choice of subjects and I hope will find something of interest.”