Had a really nice interview with Toby Fehily at Broadsheet Melbourne on my Industrial Graffiti exhibition. I like the title he's given it - Capturing the marks that make monuments. http://www.broadsheet.com.au/melbourne/admin#/melbourne/arts-and-entertainment/article/capturing-the-marks-that-make-monuments
Check out my recent time lapse sequence i created for Desypher architects. I chose a conceptual approach to capture the light passing through the perforations in the buildings exterior. The building being the Islamic Museum of Australia located in Thornbury, Victoria.
A couple of weeks back when Melbourne was in a grip of 'when the $#@! will summer start' syndrome I was commissioned to shoot construction works in the wee small hours of the night. It was cold, wet and windy and I wasn't particularly excited by the prospects of hanging out on the Western Ring Road on a Friday night. As they say however you've gotta suffer for your art and suffer i did. With my rain covers on my camera and myself and being careful not to point my camera in the direction of the horizontal rain I toughed it out managing to pull off some speccy backlit images.
I'm really excited to announce that I will be exhibiting at the amazing Edmund Pearce gallery in June 2014. The series i'll be showing has the working title 'Industrial Graffiti'. Industrial Graffiti captures the unconscious marks generated through the construction of our built landscape. They are ephemeral symbols of change mimicking life itself; beautiful, fleeting & temporary.
Located on Flinders Lane in the heart of Melbourne's gallery district, Edmund Pearce is a contemporary art space dedicated to the understanding and appreciation of photography. Through a series of unique exhibitions and initiatives Edmund Pearce endeavors to promote the highest standards of contemporary photographic practice within Australia. Go to the Edmund Pearce website for more information.
I was lucky enough to be commissioned to shoot an interior in Alice Springs recently. After consulting with the boss (beautiful understanding wife of a photographer) I managed to grab a few days after the shoot to indulge my love of the landscape. I spent 3 days heading east and west of Alice in search of what i didn't really know. In my photographic art I don't choose a topic or direction I simply follow my nose and where and what i end up with becomes dependant on my connection with a place. Of course a 'connection' can be anything at any time and is reliant on my state of mind, my energy and my subconscious at the time of which I only really get a handle on when looking back over the images. It seems I have been making connections with structures perhaps as a result of my concerted push into architecture photography. However when looking at the landscapes captured I found similarities in composition, structure and tonality. It seems my style merely adapts to the subject matter notably using the vertical format and graphic lines.
Very happy to announce i just sold 2 pieces at the Four elements: Earth exhibition at Photonet Gallery. It always nice to make a sale and think that my work is adorning the walls of someones home or office and bringing them some joy! The 2 images I sold were Omphalion and 4.5 billion years.