Australian Refugee Association portrait exhibition

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Tonight sees the launch of the Australian Refugee Association (ARA) exhibition ‘To tell another story’. Along with 12 other mixed media artists I’ll be exhibiting a piece of portraiture work in the exhibition.

Jahromi and Banoo Iran by Artist James DeanARA’s third annual portrait exhibition is a collection of work that portrays images and stories of people from refugee backgrounds. It honours the thousands of refugees they walk alongside each year as they face the challenges and joys of building a new life in South Australia.

The exhibition encapsulates themes of multiculturalism, human rights, cultural diversity and anti-racism.

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and the Australian Refugee Association

TIME: 5:30-7:30
PLACE: Kerry Packer Civic gallery

http://www.unisa.edu.au/Business-community/Hawke-Centre/Kerry-Packer-Civic-Gallery/2016-exhibitions/

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Rise up

So as some of you may know, I have recently enrolled into Adelaides CCP (Creative Centre for Photography) to to work towards some professional development, creative inspiration and to solidify the dedication to my passion with some ticks in boxes and a cert.  Along the way so far Ive met some amazing new people, which is another reason for going into studies.  With assessment last night, Ive just passed my first module in creative portfolio building.  Now time for some reflection and breathe time before I start my next module.  The next module I take will be darkroom specialisation and Im thoroughly looking forward to developing my skills here and going out to shoot more film!
Ive taken the time this morning to look through a recent shoot, (which Ive not had time to see properly until now) and have discovered some lovely new images towards ‘LUCID’.  As with all images from Lucid, each image is from one single exposure, no photoshop.  I love the results.   So I thought I’d share.

I feel Im going to print this large as there is so much happening in the shot that needs to be seen.  Continuing with the unearthly and spiritual notion of this series I think this image goes to a new level.  The complexity of what happens in between frames is coming together and giving us a motion picture story within a single image.  I hope you enjoy it for a few seconds (or minutes)

 

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Rise up from Lucid dreaming. Lee Knowles Photographer, Adelaide
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Gallery M Art prize 2016 Finalist

Just a quick blog post on a cold wet day while sitting in the studio wrapped up in a warm duffle coat!  Adelaide winter is on us, but warm news came in the form of an email from Gallery M saying that I had been selected from 160 entries as a finalist for the 2016 Art Prize.  Pretty stoked!

Come down south to Gallery M for the launch on Friday 5th August and see my piece on the walls along side the other finalists.  From 5pm-8pm.  Will be awesome to see you there.  The exhibition will be on display from 5th August through to 28th August at Gallery M

Congratulations to the other finalists, I can’t wait to meet you all (some of you I already know)

Gallery M is one of Adelaide’s most innovative visual arts spaces.  The gallery is operated by the Red House Group, an artist managed non-profit organisation that acts as a focus for art and cultural activities for all individuals and groups in the City of Marion council area and its surrounding region.

http://gallerym.net.au/art_prize_2016_32.html

Old Ford: Long exposure night photography

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While out walking with a camera one night in Bowden, Adelaide a couple of weeks back, we discovered an old Ford (and we know I can appreciate old cars as driving a 1976 VW Kombi, you learn to love what it takes)

We spent some time with long exposures and light painting to give the scene the ambience it deserved. In the end I favoured the ‘wait until a car comes down the street and lights the scene with its headlights’ method. I loved how the street light lit the Ford from above, giving a beauty light. We had just had some rain, so everything had a nice sheen too.

For my second image, I pulled out a wider lens, my 24mm tilt shift (architectural photography lens). I wanted to play with a toy miniature effect, which you can create with this lens if controlled differently. Happy with these!

I don’t often shoot cars, but if given the right car and brief, I embrace the opportunity… If you have a beautiful piece of automobile history and are looking for a feature art piece for you home or business, send me a message, I’d love to hear your brief!

Lee

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Rally Against Arts Funding Cuts: Parliament house Adelaide, Tuesday 19 April, 12pm

Something close to my heart…  Yesterday along with over 100 other local supporters of the arts, I attended the Rally Against Arts Funding Cuts at Parliament house, Adelaide.  Organised by the Arts Industry Council South Australia (AICSA).
I was there making some documentary photographs for the AICSA,  but more importantly I was there to support a cause that is close to me and my industry.  As a photographer, Im a small part of the arts industry, for my creative work and my professional services, so it simply has to mean a lot to me and does!

SA’s arts organisations and artists are facing the prospect of significantly reduced state government funding, putting our cultural industry at risk.

Many local companies are under threat of closure and jobs will be lost without sustainable funding, affecting our state’s reputation as an arts capital. The proposed state funding reductions of up to $8.5 million are happening in an environment where the arts are also being cut at a federal level.  While we are here showing our concerns, at the same time also released in the news yesterday,  the  Vic Government has announced  $115 million ‘new’ funds for the arts (40 new initiatives).  Thats amazing!

Artists, arts workers and arts lovers joined the Arts Industry Council of SA to voice concerns about these significant arts funding cuts, on the steps of Parliament House.  It was great to see so many faces there.

Over the couple of hours we were making our show, key speeches were made by some significant figures locally in the arts.

Tamara Winikoff, Co-convenor of ArtsPeak and Executive director of Nation Association of the visual arts.
Ross McHenry, independent composer, musician and producer and also Music program marketing manager at Nexus Arts.
Rob Brookman, Executive director/producer at State Theatre company of SA.  You can read Rob Brookmans speech notes here..

Rally Speech Notes: Rob Brookman, State Theatre Company of SA

It was great to see so many people out to support Arts in our State, its such an important part of society, we hope this doesn’t have to be a regular event and that we can just meet up to enjoy art.

Please enjoy the photographs.

For more info and updates, go to AICSA

AN INDEPENDENT VOICE FOR THE ARTS

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Dark and dreamy landscapes

Even after the time that has passed, I still find myself fascinated with these pictures and still find myself dragging the shutter on my camera and manipulating the scenes with my hands. A few seconds and some smooth gestures of the camera in hand, feeling the view in front of me and making it Lucid. After an evening surf session my new image at Southport steps has re-kindled a series. Im not saying regular photography doesn’t have a spark, far from it… but these images and the way that I photograph them always surprise and excite me, not always knowing exactly what will render on the sensor.

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Southport steps, we watch the ocean and let it drift our thoughts. Port Noarlunga
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Port Noarlunga Jetty. As time slips by, we fish
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The Sungod of Second Valley sleeps

The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature, by Lee Knowles (NSFW)

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Before I begin, I’d like to say a massive thanks to my friend Tallara for allowing me to showcase her story.  I am totally thrilled to bits that she was so happy with the pictures that we made on this summers day.     Thank you Tallara

Story telling and photojournalistic portrait is part of my photography that I truly love.  This is not a new story, or anything that is unusual to us, but its a story that we all love and think about.

The place we all dream of, is a place where our minds can release, gather and embrace. As all of our worries, solutions and wishes are lifted and enlightened.

The warm sun kissed afternoon with just the softest breeze feathering her skin brings her alive and opens her eyes wide.

Alone a girl of nature walks with her thoughts only to share with the earth. She knows who she is and makes her stand with confidence. Nothing will bring her down when she is here!

As the hot sand on her feet radiates and brings her to earth, here she can resolve and with resolve she can grow.

The ocean brings her cleansing, as each wave rythmically swells back and forth its washes over her. It is cool and fresh and wakes her mind and invigorates her body. Its power is un-fathomable and translates it message across the globe to her.

As the sun settles into the horizon and explodes its rays of power over her a girl of nature becomes strong.

The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
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The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
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The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
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The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
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The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
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The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer
The Adelaide summer story, a girl of nature. Lee Knowles Photographer