Dale shares her passion for photography

Posted on: 11th February 2015

Dale Johnston opened her first photography exhibition at the Workshop Gallery in Castle Douglas in January this year

“I’ve been interested in photography since I was young but I was shy about letting other people see my photos,” says Dale. “My mum, Bob and my rehab team have all been very supportive and encouraged me.”

Dale, now 24, suffered a traumatic brain injury when she was 16. Her case manager, Bob Ferguson, says she has done fantastically well with her rehabilitation and she’s now concentrating on her photography and getting on with her life.

“I like taking photos that make people look twice – you might not see what it is straight away or need to step back to see it,” says Dale.

“Dale’s work is really impressive and she has already sold some of her prints,” says Bob. Dale was pleasantly surprised when she heard that she had sold a print: “When you hear that people like what you do it’s a nice feeling.”

Dale’s photos will be on display until the end of February. She hopes to later have her work shown in a local café.

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