Photography was my childhood hobby. In recent years, my interest reawakened when I inherited an old SLR and did some short courses. I rediscovered photography as an art form- using shape and form, line, texture and above all, the magic of light. I seek out these elements, mainly in cityscapes, architecture, in man-made objects and in nature. I am inspired by the words of Henri Cartier-Bresson that “…it is not the subject matter that counts, it is the light.” I find inspiration in the work of the masters and contemporary artists and learn a lot from photographic websites, especially RedBubble.
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I invite you to visit my sister Christina Backus’ gallery. She has taught and still teaches me so much about photography. Quick link to her gallery here
This exhibition at the Brisbane Art Galllery is well worth a visit. He is such a MASTER of composition and he is so consistently good. He must have been a very patient man to wait for the perfect moment. I found the experience most inspiring and it challenging. It’s on until November. Details would be on the Qld Art Gallery website.
My current project is to take photos for greeting and post cards to sell at our local market and maybe in local shops. I find landscapes etc quite challenging! I’ve moved away from my abstract style though not forever as I discovered an engineering yard full of rusty pipes etc so I’ll have to see if I can get access to it. / And all the while I’m thoroughly enjoying my drawing…
My last day at Eveleigh Markets will be 5th December as later in December I’m moving to the bush. It’s been a good experience and it would be good to continue but it will be too far to come back. This is also why I’m hardly participating in Redbubble at the moment – too busy packing up etc for the big move! Hopefully when I settle down in January I’ll get back to wan…