Haslemere artist and photographer Heather Chuter shared insight into the inspiration she finds in the town at an event organised by HasleWorks.

From charismatic portraits of shopkeepers, business owners and community members to evocative landscapes, Haslemere has become a focus of Heather’s recent practice.

Heather presented images of her portraiture and commercial work from around the globe and spoke about her journey into photography. Born in Canada, Heather spent time in London and Dubai before settling in Haslemere in 2017.

The event was the latest in a series of talks organised by HasleWorks. Established to help people work flexibly close to – but not at – home, HasleWorks’ founders created the co-working space to bring business to the High Street and provide a hub for other organisations.

Helen Bowcock, co-founder of HasleWorks, said: “The most exciting thing about HasleWorks is to hear all the very different things our members are doing here under one roof.

“We are thrilled that Heather used our space to create a new design and it was fascinating to hear her story of how she became a photographer.”

Heather said: “Helen and the other founders of HasleWorks succeeded in creating a beautiful and productive space to get work done.

“I find a new and interesting person every time I go in – as there is a chilled-out network forming among the members. It is such a positive space.”