Alice Springs Photographer Blog
My First solo exhibition is opening tonight in Alice Springs, if your in town get along and see the prints.
Get along to Muk Muk Gallery on the East Side at 6pm
While on a recent workshop program for DesArt and Barkly Regional Arts I stepped away form camp to find time and space.
It has been a long time coming but I am very happy to officially announce my first solo photographic exhibition.
"Atmospheric Immersion - Experiences and observations above the horizon"
The show will be have its grand opening on the 19th July at 6pm
Muk Muk Gallery
14 Lindsay Ave, Eastside,
Alice Springs Northern Territory
This is a show focusing on the experiences and affinities that all Central Australians have with their skies. The unifying qualities of the skies above can not be denied with us all witnessing and stopping to admire the sky be it a blaze with colour, an unparalleled clear blue or even those rarer events that revolving around the sun brings us.
When people are away for extended times or move back to the cities its these experiences that are often what people say are the most memorable of Central Australia. This is certainly my experience. On long photo expeditions or when traveling in general takes its toll my thoughts are of this place, it's people and it's wide open skies. There have been few places that I have travelled to where I am able to find that same sensation of immersion and even fewer that have such clarity.
These photographs have all be shot during my brief but necessary visits home over the last 4 years. They have come to represent everything I love about this place. Salt lake and red dune centre completely on clarity. Storm, Sunrise Clouds and Sunrise Fire telling the story of colour, texture and the sheer mass that sweeps over us at those pivotal times of day. Uluru Eclipse is with out a doubt the most amazing sight that I have seen and similarly the Budgie Murmeration series again shows the magic of Central Australia.
These photographs have been printed by Simon Olding of ICC Imagetec in Hobart widely recognised as the finest printers in Tasmania. He himself is an award winning photographer and master printer and winner of the Tasmanian World Heritage Photo Competition and finalist in the Hutchins Art Prize and the Wrest Point Art Prize.
He also prints the work of other fine art photographers like Rob Blakers, Chris Bell, David Stephenson and he is the only printer trusted with the legendary work of Peter Dombrovskis.
I have never been as confident handing over my work to a printer than I am with Simon. His mastery of every facet of the process has resulted in these prints having an uncompromised quality of materials and unparraled accuracy and detail. I myself am amazed by the quality of the prints both as a photographer looking at the printed work and as the creator of the work.
The combination of subject, patience and experience in the field recording those subjects and print quality I think will be something that everyone will want to come and see for themselves.
Of late I've been focusing on very mush the pristine in my blog photos. This image is one that has been floating around for some time now and its one that just hasn't fond its way into the never never of the hard drive just yet.
The reason its stayed around is because there is a strong contrast between the natural and the man made but both seem to work together so well. The natural textures generated by the wind forming its own tracks and the 4x4 tracks generated buy the opposite source, you might say, being directly opposed in creating and orientation.
Here is a sneak preview of our work in Panama which has just come to an end. Flying out to the US tomorrow where we'll be for the next 5 weeks.