Smirk-O-Rama of Rennie Ellis favourites
One of our jobs at Wildlight is to make sure that our customers receive a regular dose of good cheer, as well as a burst of nostalgia for the Australia that existed before the tax reform summit. Our new collection of the late Rennie Ellis’s classic images is sure to bring on a smile and a knowing glow of remembrance of those good old days. Among them you’ll get a good laugh out of: Playboy Bunnies, Feral Brides, Sydney cityscapes in 1978, t&a, private parties, drunk men, christmas banquets, Australian flags, 1980’s retro street life, Melbourne live music scene, Mirka Mora art trams, table dancing, big events and many more miscellaneous moments. It’s the Australia you never wanted to forget, so ready the Kleenex and examine this trove of thoroughly esoteric subjects here.
Brummels Redux - Famous Photo Gallery Lives On at MGA Victoria
What better than a gallery within a gallery to relive the good old days of photography! It’s now more than a concept as you can mark the dates from now to 22 January 2012 in your diary for a visit to Monash Gallery of Art at Wheelers Hill in suburban Melbourne for a return season of the famous Brummels Gallery of Photography that was established in 1972 by Rennie Ellis. Brummels was the first gallery in Australia dedicated to exclusively showing photography. Over an eight-year period Brummels not only hosted a remarkable range of exhibitions by many artists, but was also the social scene and campaign headquarters for a generation of photographers lobbying for artistic recognition.
MGA’s exhibition will feature the work of 19 photographers who exhibited at Brummels between 1972 and 1979, including work by those who went on to establish significant careers including, Rennie Ellis, Carol Jerrems, Ponch Hawkes, Sue Ford, David Moore and Wesley Stacey. It’s no surprise, given our part in Australian photographic history, that three Wildlight photographers are on this roster of exhibitors: Jean-Marc Le Péchoux, David Moore and Rennie Ellis.
Ernst snaps to for Summer
Able photographer’s assistant Ernst has made his intentions known with that happy clatter of sidelined paraphernalia that spills out of his winter closet at this time of year signalling his readiness for the coming long months of outdoor (possibly fee-generating) activities. Ernie has his mobile charged and ready to take any calls for interesting assignments - give him a buzz!
Main header image: David Woodland-WL37003189
Brummels image: © Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive
Ernst background image: David Woodland - WL370031679
Jason Busch - photographer
Editorial, commercial, hotels - Jason’s clean, elegant approach wins clients
Growing up next door to his father’s old b&w darkroom in New Zealand with the smell of chemicals and drying negatives hanging about the house, Sydney photographer Jason Busch reckoned it could have gone two ways. Fortunately he has never lost the fascination with photography whereby his approach to imagery is to create a graphic or emotive feel, a classic look to make the subject comfortable in its design and surrounding. But most of all its a genuine interest in something he loves doing. For great lifestyle and interiors visit Jason at jasonbusch.com or see his Wildlight collections here.
Colin Beard- photographer
Got going with Go-Set, ended up on Starlight’s Trail
Regarded as one of the most versatile and knowledgeable photographers in Australia, Queensland photographer Colin Beard is no stranger to the celebrity spotlight, having launched his career shooting rock groups including the Rolling Stones Australian tour in 1966 for Go-Set, Australia’s premier pop music magazine. He became one of the country’s most accomplished fashion photographers, producing numerous covers and fashion spreads for Vogue, Cleo, Dolly magazines as well as work for The Bulletin and Australian Geographic. The Sydney Morning Herald’s Robert McFarlane calls him a master of light. His photography in books such as The Mountain Men, The River People, Sacred Places and Starlight’s Trail, reflect his deep interest in landscape and social commentary.The same keen eye for an audience grabbing shot is still as evident today for Colin’s portraiture and studio work, Catch up with him on the Sunshine Coast or view his collection at Wildlight here.