Elements of Focus is a very important project that brings together my two passions – motor cars and photography. The cars in this project range from some of the rarest to even a few more common examples, but they are being photographed and presented in a way that has never been seen before.
Being a legally blind photographer, who has tunnel vision, my images offer the viewer a different perspective through my lens and take them on a visual journey. I have an eye condition called Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), a condition which has rendered one eye completely blind with ever diminishing tunnel vision in the other. I can see three metres to most people’s seventy metres, and that through a foggy haze.
My tunnel vision means that I can’t see the object as a whole when I’m photographing a car, I take shots of each individual element of the car, and then piece the final image together like a jigsaw puzzle.
For this very exciting photographic project, I have been mentored by Dishan Marikar, one of the best car photographers in Melbourne. I am very honoured and proud to have Dishan teach me new skills in the area of photography he is so well known for.
For those of you may not know, I have been diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus and Elements of Focus may be the last exhibition that I will be able to celebrate with you as I am not well. I’d love to share this important exhibition with my friends, peers and colleagues. Thankyou for being part of my journey in photography and life.
The Exhibition will open on Saturday 7th December at Magnet Gallery, a highly respected photography gallery in Melbourne and will be on until the 21st December 2019.
Exhibition Dates: 7th December – 21st December 2019
Opening of Exhibition: Saturday 7th December 2pm – 4pm
MAGNET GALLERIES MELBOURNE
SC G19, Wharf St, The District, Docklands
Magnet Gallery is Wheelchair Accessible
Andrew, I’m deeply saddened to hear that your life and wonderful career is to be cut short by illness. You are an inspiration to so many people and you share your knowledge and philosophy of life so freely. I have had so much admiration for you since you spoke at the Whittlesea Camera Club. Sometimes there is no justice in this world. Thank you and best wishes, Jenny Brunton
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