Oxford Street Blockbuster
Wildlight co-founder Philip Quirk has produced a truly unique graduate thesis by delving into the psyche of an iconic city thoroughfare and has come up with a companion visual project that unlocks the mystery of the sum of the parts that comprises it. Photographing every building on both sides of the street in a continuous collage from Woollahra to Taylor Square, Phil’s Oxford Street Profile shines an entirely new light along the whole length. Sweeping aside our usual perception of that small piece of neighbourhood a few blocks long that we feel comfortable calling home, is the whole story. The resulting wall of images is reminiscent of the historic panorama of the Sydney harbour shoreline by John Degotardi in the 1860s. View the outstanding results for yourself from 24 August at the OSP exhibition at the Barometer Gallery on the corner of Gurner Street (No 13) and Duxford Street Paddington. It is close to Five Ways Paddington on the Woollahra side of that iconic location. Also, on display is a limited edition hand made book which concertinas to reveal an eight metre! wide print of one of Sydney most famous streets - now that’s taking panoramic photography to new lengths. See it online at www.oxfordstreetprofile.com
Hooked on Bachman
Intrepid Wildlight photographer Bill Bachman never ceases to amaze us with his never ending supply of amazing images covering all things Australian from all over Australia. See his latest collection here and feast on a trove of new visual resources ranging from industrial to lifestyle, captured right up to the present time.
In Days Gone By
Ernst Graf von Schmeckle, can now count to ten, in High German of course, since he has recently attained that pugnacious age. To mark the occasion, a small banquet was held for friends and relations after which Ernie repaired in lie-flat comfort to the Black Forest for a rest cure to recover from a decade of hard work under the desks at Wildlight Photo Agency.
Ross Isaacs - Ocean Planet 3D
20,000 leagues under the reef
Acclaimed underwater cinematographer and director, Ross Isaacs informs us from the decompression chamber that he has launched a dedicated 3D underwater production company capable of the highest quality 5K steroscopic footage in any terrestrial environment. Ocean Planet 3D will fin alongside any humpback whale using the specialised Deep Atom underwater housing and Epic Red Cameras. Ross’s experienced crews will operate from his Port Douglas headquarters. With the ability to capture bespoke 3D CGI base sequences and 3D stock footage, Ross is set to conquer two thirds of the earth. Check out his website or call him on 0417-711-545 to see double vision.
Hugh Brown - adventure photographer
Hit by lightning, a brush with a big croc, heat stroke - Hugh will stop at nothing for untouched wilderness landscapes
Hugh Brown has come a long way since catching the photography bug in 1998, he now often jets over to Africa or PNG for lengthy photo assignments for mining corporations. However, his true passion is to capture untouched outback landscapes often in extreme conditions. Hugh would often email fascinating travel journals regailing his physical hardship in achieving an unspoilt location. His stories of the friends and characters he met along the way add great richness to his visual story telling. Hugh has published three books on the Kimberley and Pilbara regions of Western Australia. A character in his own right, visit Hugh’s website to learn more.