A successful artist talk and demo yesterday at Cradle of Hills winery as part of the Inkaparinga Shimmer photography festival.
Shooting live on location to show the methods and madness of the style of shooting for my series “L U C I D”
A question and answer session as we went. I hope everyone gained something, from a new techniques to just being inspired to create new things
Thank you to my lovely model Annika, who was a dream to work with! One thing about working with other artists, is that they have vision. (I can’t wait to check out your own work soon)
Here’s a few images that happened
Thanks everyone! ✌🏻️👽
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Story time- yesterday I started heading to the beach, boards packed, waves enticing…. Then I pulled in to a servo to fill up. Who do I see? My good mate and fellow photographer @lee_knowles_photographer whose beloved Kombi Van had broken down. Engine seized. Not good…. I asked if he needed a lift, turned out he was on his way to his Shimmer exhibition at Sellicks where he was demonstrating how he shoots his work. I took him to the winery and helped set up, then thought I'd stay for a while to watch him in action. It was very inspiring! His model Annika could play the piano beautifully so I took some footage of them working together and recorded her playing. Wow! No surf for me, I ended up staying the whole time! All the images are Lee's at the end of the video. Tap to listen to music!
So my exhibition for the Onkaparinga Shimmer Biennale 2016 launched with success yesterday! I love this festival of photography, and can safely say I believe its the most important date in the South Australian photography calendar! My series Lucid finally all came together in one place in print for eyes to see! My venue, Cradle of Hills winery at Sellicks hill is wonderful, such a lovely place with a beautiful vibe and scenic views.
Thank you to everyone who came along to support the opening, we all enjoyed some nibbles, wine tasting, good conversation and some of my art.
The exhibition is open for the whole of September and is by appointment and tasting with Cradle of hills winery (their details are here)
Go take a look and taste their boutiques wines, along with the other photographic exhibitions in the area.
Thanks to my un-official official photographers who captured some pics of the launch
So how was the Onkaparinga arts councils 2014 Shimmer Biennale experience for me?
I loved every moment! For a photographer, pushing out large format prints into the world is a truly great experience. To be able to showcase a collection of work that really shows where an artist is creatively is such a learning and proud moment. My exhibition “HUMAN” covered my work with people, both in controlled and as found environments. I really do hope that those of you that managed to get along to see the work, enjoyed looking and seeing things through my eyes for a while. I love so much working with people and watching people, we are amazing beings!
I look forward to my next exhibition (that is being photographed right now), but in the mean time, please enjoy some pictures of how the Shimmer looked for me. Thanks to Molly Dooker wines for being an awesome host, creating a cool retro setting for my work.