Best of Cornwall Living 2015

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A grand opening Award-winning photographer Carla Regler opens a new gallery in Porthleven.


s I catch up with Porthleven photographer Carla Regler, she’s on her way to the airport, shortly to fly out to Iceland to capture the northern lights on film. But, as if this wasn’t enough, she has also just opened a second new gallery in Porthleven. This complements Carla’s existing gallery in the picturesque harbour village, above the much-loved kitchen-café, Seadrift, which she runs with her partner and Head Chef, Chris. In fact the gallery – still going strong – has proved so popular that Carla needed even more room to showcase her work. It also gives her the opportunity to champion other artists and photography she admires, including some fascinating vintage shots from yesteryear.

Carla explains: “We were very lucky to come across another space in Porthleven after the photography took off so well above the café.” The new gallery is located on Chapel Terrace, off one of the side streets to Porthleven’s Harbour, just around the corner from Seadrift – almost literally attached to the other side! “We’d love you to come and have a look”, says Carla. It has been a real team effort with family and friends helping out to get the new gallery open. “It really has been a challenge to turn this around in three weeks and open it on the day I fly out to Iceland!” Carla says. The new gallery stocks a range of photographic items for sale, from stunning prints, frames and canvases, to photo mugs, clocks and coasters – ideal for gifts all year round! Here you’ll find wonderful imagery from Porthleven and the local areas, as well as images from Carla’s travels. Several times a year, Carla jets off around the world, running workshops both for herself and Light & Land ( If you’ve been inspired by Carla’s work and would like to try your hand at photography too, Carla runs popular half-day workshops in Cornwall throughout the year, so take a look at her website for more details.

é ABOVE The Milky Way above Porthleven Harbour ë TOP LEFT The Northern Lights above Lofoten Islands, Norway ç LEFT The entrance and interior of Carla’s new gallery


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