Photographing Time Exhibition at the Chapel Hill Winery

I’m pleased to announce that I have been selected to exhibit some of my work at the upcoming Shimmer Photographic Biennale run by the Onkaparinga council and hosted in various premium locations around the Mclaren Vale area. My Photographing Time exhibition will be showcasing 9 limited edition images, printed and framed to the highest standard at the picturesque Chapel Hill winery. The Shimmer festival opens on the 14th of September at the Onkaparinga Arts center, 22 Gawler St, Port Noarlunga from 6:30pm, while my Photographing Time Exhibition will be running from then, I’m planning on holding a simple opening on Sunday the 16th around lunch time. A limited edition run of each of the prints on display are available for purchase from this site, below, fully framed and presented as on display at the exhibition for $700 each.

Artist Statement

Modern cameras are able to produce images at an indefatigable rate, so much so that it’s often said that more photographs have been produced within the last 12 months than all images created throughout the rest of human history combined.

Is there a way of slowing down?

That is, to capture a single image that encompasses everything that happens within a time frame akin to that 12 months through which the entirety of human visual artistic endeavour has been more than doubled in depth due to modern photography.

These are a series of images that together represents everything that has happened within frame over several months. Each image’s exposure time ranges weeks to months in length. The white lines you see are the sun’s star-trail as it moves through the sky during the exposure, while the black inconsistent dots are periods of cloud covering the sun from the camera.

The method by which I achieved this is a process called ‘solargraphy’ with my own unique twist I developed through very patient experimentation. Using my homemade equipment, I was able to place my cameras in opportune places and bolt or magnetise them in position for months on end. A large percentage of cameras were lost due to vandalism or theft, but the cameras that survived have produced the images in this collection.

Each image in this collection has been recognised by the national AIPP awards process in the Science category, winning various individual awards, while also earning me the title of 2017 AIPP National ‘Science, Wildlife and Wild Places’ Photographer of the year.

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