There's lots of great stuff going on with my photographic colleagues at the moment; and here's just two new ventures that I reckon are totally worth a virtual and even physical visitation.
First up James Culley has his first solo exhibition on right now at The Arborist in Wellington. It's a daunting but necessary process for a photographer to go through, the stresses of finding a suitable venue, the gawd awful process of image selection and then the painful task of actually stumping up the funds to have your work printed and framed. Will anyone like your work? Hell, will anybody actually show up?
Jim has jumped through all the hoops and curated a great solo exhibition entitled Still Motion Collection.
The top 3 have been printed at A1, mounted with an off-white matt window and framed with dark ramin, finishing at close to A0. The remaining 12 are all printed at A2 with the same finish close to A1 in size. All have been printed on Hahnemuehle Photo Rag 308gms with non-solvent, archival grade inks. No expense was spared in ensuring they are the highest quality finished prints.
The exhibition is running at The Arborist on Willis St, Wellington until the end of January. Check out moreHERE
Then there is Warren Hawke's new website, and not before time Wazza!!!
Master NZ Surf Photographer since the 70's and he's still going strong. Surferswall features Warren's latest shoots, there is even last week's Nationals already up there. It is an image saturated site, check it out HERE
Of course if you are a fan of Warren's fine work you've already got his book NZ Surf- Captured By A Surf Lens right?
Want to see more and even procure a copy? Click HERE
And Me? I've been surfing, there has no time to take photos... well I did do these post surf the other day...
This one has been in the must get scanned file for way too long, but here it is in all it's massive glory. Shot on Velvia 100 iso transparency film using the Fotoman 617 Camera with a Schneider 75mm lens, 8 second exposure at F45. It was a very fun dawn mission. Loving the sun lighting up the Kaikoura Ranges.
Just click on the image to see it large