AN award-winning Wallingford photographer's work is going on display this weekend.

Andrew Barrow's debut exhibition, 'Wine Doors Of Florence', features a collection of atmospheric images taken while the artist wandered around the Italian city.

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The exhibition is supposed to reflect everyday life, with a focus on 167 ancient wine doors, known as the buchette del vino, scattered around Florence.

The doors were created in the 1500s for the citizens of Florence to purchase fine local wine directly from the producer.

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Originally from Great Missenden, Mr Barrow, 54, has lived in Wallingford for 15 years.

His background, prior to turning to photography, is in the wine industry, in which he was well known for his blogging.

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He explained: “The portfolio is symbolic of the history within the buildings.

"In our digital age, where instant gratification comes at the expense of appreciating the beauty and history around us, these seemingly insignificant doors act as an arras separating us from what came before."

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Mr Barrow continued: “There are 167 documented remnants of the doors within the city.

"The passing of time has meant that many are lost, some have been repurposed as restaurant menu shelves, door intercoms or letter boxes, others are evolving as a canvas illuminated with street art; while several are seemingly vandalised, as they fight for space with air-conditioning ducts and gas-meters.”

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The exhibition takes place on Saturday, April 20, from 3pm to 9pm, and Sunday, from 12.30pm to 4.30pm, at Wallingford's St Peter’s Church.

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Visitors are requested to make a donation in aid of the Churches Conservation Trust – which cares for the Grade II listed, Thames-side, landmark.

Mr Barrow was awarded a Pink Lady, Errazuriz Wine Photographer of The Year place in 2015.

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He is also selling his portfolio, with 14 colour images, at the event.