I type this as I finish the first day of manning the gallery this weekend. In front of me are walls full of art and inspiration. Four different unique approaches, views and finishes. Four different people who draw on life experiences, passions and love of sharing enable me to experience something that has changed my photographic vision looking forward.
I find it hard to put into words the emotions, anxiety, stress and almost naked feeling taking part in an exhibition puts you in. The fear that everybody/nobody will like your work.. the whispers.. the looks.. and the potential for nobody turning up is enough to make your stomach turn.
But the moment your friends and family start turning up on opening night.. seeing your work framed and up in the spot light on the bright white walls.. those fears turn into excitement and a craving for nice white wine.
The opening night was a blast.. with so many friendly faces and friends that I have accumulated from so many different walks of life. I admit I put myself out there, and in the process meet so many awesome people and you all mean a lot to me, and contribute a lot to helping me develop not only as a person, but as a photographer.
So it is here I sit about to close up for the day.. saying farewell to the last people to walk through and I have a massive smile on my face.
It is with much excitement that I post about an upcoming opportunity for me.. my first exhibit! Ill be displaying my film work with 3 other great film photographers in a show in Sydney at the Salerno Gallery in Glebe. I have known the owner of the gallery (Arran) for a little over a year now, originally meeting through a good mutual friend George. We had discussed at a fleeting moment the opportunity of doing a show sometime.. probably focused on something like street photography. As it happens with another artists pulling out for this early Feb slot.. I had the opportunity to get into the gallery with a few other great togs and get the ball rolling on a show about film.
I love shooting film, it isnt hard to see that a lot of my recent work are uploads from scans of me shooting film. The whole image printed brings the process full circle, for this show unfortunately I didnt print right off the negative (I scanned the negative and printed) but the representation of an image on paper… something you can hold.. something you can see the imperfections.. colours and framing apart from on a monitor or a small negative is definitely something special.
So.. details? Yes details.. there is an opening night as well as about 3 weeks of show time.
70 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe, Sydney
Opening Night: Tuesday the 24th of January.. 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Show Running Time: 24th of January – 11th of February
If you need any more information feel free to contact the gallery or email me on email@example.com
Till next time..
With the massive year that was 2011… you have probably seen me struggle to keep this blog rolling on with consistent updates! Taking a little too much on board is probably an understatement, but rewarding nonetheless. I am still very much obsessed with my passion for landscapes/seascapes.. but in the latter half of this year it has really taken second place to me expanding my portfolio and interests into people and naturally.. weddings. I have touched from time to time through my posts (and well I am guessing the few that will read this also follow other social media) that I am doing a lot of wedding work for Daniel K Cheung.
For me.. personally it is amazing that someone has seen the ability and given me the opportunity to try something, which I now love. I remember saying upfront that I did not like weddings! But it only took one to sway me the other way.. but for that chance and now.. after having assisted/second shot at 14 weddings for 2011 I am really struggling to show the gratitude I have towards Daniel for the chance. Not to mention that September/October saw myself solo shoot a wedding and primary shoot another!Read More»