Weekly Photo Challenge: Object

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.

cloudburst

 

This post is part of the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge…. check out more entries here.

Unicorn Gallery Exhibition: Looking ↑

The PhotographerMy 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)juliecollins@ballarat.vic.gov.au

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

Opening evening

Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge

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