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

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Weekly Photo Challenge: An unusual POV

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.

Times and arrivals

This post is part of the WordPress weekly photo challenge. Other entires can be seen here:

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/09/06/unusual/

Architecture and shadows…

Here are some architectural images from a recent trip to Italy,  some of which have an  overlay of shadows, and that represent the deep colours of Italy and the vibrant symmetry  of what squares and oblongs can offer…my trip was due to my partner being invited to exhibit in Florence and we ended up staying for 5 weeks.  Photo heaven!!!!

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

Colours of the Mediterranean

These photos were shot off the coast of France (Antibes)  having expected to see an azure-blue sea I captured a grey foggy mist – and these are colour photos –  which fits perfectly with my idea that travel is about distance, however loneliness at times can be part of it too.

I think these photos convey this feeling.

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