Images depicted here can be viewed much larger at this website
Although bidkev strives to capture the moment, the limitations of time, weather, and convenience, may not afford him the luxury of always painting with light via the lens, so he will therefore, often capture the mundane, in the hope of later transforming it into something more pleasing to the eye via modern darkroom techniques.
It is said, “the camera never lies” but a camera, be it film or digital, is limited in it’s representation of light, shade and colour, as we see it. Bidkev attempts, via post processing techniques, to overcome the limitations of the camera. He attempts to portray what he sees, in a manner that not only has a wider range of dynamic tones, but that also indicates his emotions/feelings at the time that the image is presented to him.
Due in part to the above, some of the images displayed, may not resemble a “traditional” photograph. This is due to a deliberate processing technique which is in no way an attempt to make a photograph look like a painting, although the finished product may well appear to be so. The process is used merely to facilitate a more appropriate finished product (ie what the photographer envisaged or felt), as opposed to the image merely representing that which was seen through the lens.
Thank you for taking the time to pay him a visit and please call back, as new work is being added regularly.
(Description taken from “Wild Places of Greater Brisbane” published by the Qld Museum with the support of the EMB of Brisbane City Council)
Blackpool – My Birthplace
Neighbourhood – Images within 15 minutes of my home
Blue Series – Images where blue is the dominant colour
Unloved – Art depicting neglect
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