It’s a while since I have participated in what’s happening photo-wise on wordpress, however, I hope to be more involved in 2014. My interpretation for this challenge ‘Object’ is that I took in Melbourne, Australia on a flight path out of the local international airport. I thought this photo was appropriate because the ‘object’ is not obvious, which draws the viewer into the photo: what is the object? The negative space, the clouds, or the actual piece of metal at the bottom of the image. Since we all tend to associate objects with a ‘thing,’ or several inanimate things.
I love the challenge that this mixture of perspectives bring.
This post is part of the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge…. check out more entries here.
My latest photographic exhibition entitled Looking ↑ is currently showing at Unicorn Lane gallery in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia and runs until the end of January 2014. The exhibition is a collection of images taken on my travels and represents distance, speed and spacial juxtapositioning. All works are for sale as photographic or canvas prints. All prints are in limited editions (of 10) and signed by myself. All sales enquires can be directed to myself or the curator Ms Julie Collins (Public Arts Officer, City of Ballarat)email@example.com
Following is the artist statement for the show:
The aim of my photography is to connect the varied and always interesting aspects of travel. In particular, I strive to capture distance, the sometime loneliness-of-travel, speed, height and of course, the thrill of a pending arrival. Often when travelling there is a neither ‘here-nor-there’ feeling which is an aspect I find fascinating, and a challenge to portray.
One of the best ways in which to explore these combined feelings is through the use of aircraft. The juxtaposition of transient travel against something solid on the ground, offering shapes at varying odd angles, or by making the image incomplete give an insight into the notion of ‘going somewhere.’ Aircraft, when not photographed in a technical and/or scientific way deliver a message of going somewhere, of adventure, of being ‘away,’ and of rapid movement.
All of the above notions are what I strive to portray.
Following are the images being exhibited in the show, the installing and the opening evening.
Looking↑ : images of the exhibition
Installing the show
Installing the show 1
Installing the show 2
Installing the show 3
Installing the show 4
Here is one of my photos which was taken at a bus stop outside of Melbourne, Australia and it definitely gives an unusual point of view about where one is going – I think. The idea that one is waiting and another is also arriving is a very strange point of view.
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This is my entry into the 12″ by 12″ exhibition at Art is…Gallery in Geelong. This photograph was taken off the coast of France and I have tried to juxtapose the idea of an aircraft floating to its destination, and yachts representing someone’s home – all floating.
The exhibition open this Friday 6:00pm and runs through to the 26th of September 2013, so if you’re in the area drop in 🙂
My response to the weekly photo challenge is: ‘Escape from the rules’
Other entries to this challenge can be viewed here. http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/05/17/photo-challenge-escape/
© strobedriver 2013
Here are some images that I shot this evening….there is a (small) mountain close by which offers a micro climate of clouds and other climate ‘symptoms’…
This was shot in Melbourne, Victoria. The speed sign and the aeroplane was what got me as the ‘merge’ of art. I chose it because most of my photos are about looking up and trying to juxtapose the solidity of being on the ground with the movement of the air.
merging metal: digital photograph
This is a collection of architecture photos which are stark and lifeless…which is pretty much what architecture communicates in the cityscape. These photos were taken in Geelong and Melbourne, (Victoria, Australia) and represent the bland and alienating nature of modern architecture in the urban landscape…when its done on the cheap!!!.
Here are a few artistic interpretations of architecture and shapes against the sky or transport. Previous posts have been about the transience of travel, while these images are more about the solidity of ground and being anchored to place. They also offer another dimension with regard to the juxtaposition of shapes in the urban environment.
Here are some photos I shot in France – I wanted to show the shapes that were grounded against those that implied distance. For me lights illuminate things and show the way.