We’ve been loving Sheridan Nilsson’s new images of Australian beach life. You’ll agree that this neat collection of images taken at the Bondi Icebergs Club won’t disappoint. Since 1929, winter swimming races have taken place at the Bondi Iceberg Club on the south end of famous Bondi Beach. The mateship, competition and spectacular setting make this an intrinsic part of our modern cultural fabric. There’ll be lots more vibrant collections from Sheridan uploaded in the coming days - subscribe to the LightVision blog to keep up-to-date.
Archive for August, 2008
I first found out about Vivid National Photography Festival through Manuela at the Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive. She was attending an event where photojournalist, Stephen Dupont, was speaking. I’ve since found it’s the largest photography festival in Australia. From 11 July to 12 October, there will be over 100 exhibitions in 50 venues around the national capital and a huge number of floor talks, tours, workshops and events. Check out the extensive program here.
The exhibitions cover both contemporary and historical themes, the collections are sourced from a variety of public and private organisations. I’ve made a quick pick of some that I will visit: ACMP Signature Exhibition at Floriade 21 until 12 October. Selling an American Dream:Australia’s Greek Cafés at National Museum of Australia until 16 November. Beyond Reasonable Drought at Old Parliment House, also Roadkills and roadside memorials at the Old Bus Depot caught my attention. The Canberra Institue of Technology would be worth a visit to gauge the talent of a new breed of image makers. In early October there are three events for dramatic outdoor projection of images onto the walls of the National Library and Australian War Memorial, should be warmer by then. Please support this event, Canberra is a lovely place…really! It’s on the way to the snow too.
With spring at the doorstep, most Aussies already have a weather eye on the beach. Sheridan Nilsson comes to the party with new collections of life defined by surf and sand. Tony Yeates gives us a curtain raiser to the Summer Olympic Games and more of Richard Woldendorp’s dazzling aerials of the Australian landscape are published in his new book, a copy of which can be yours if you win our whacky Wild about Wildlight testimonial competition:
Stronger, faster, higher and China—an Olympic story
Wildlight Photographer, Tony Yeates, keeps on moving on with his latest commission by VISA (Singapore) for their Visa Moving Images competition. Tony is one of five photographers in the Asia Pacific region to produce a series of images representing themes around the Beijing Olympic Games. The themes were stronger, faster, higher & China. The images were used as examples of subject matter to inspire the amateur photographers entering the competition Visa Moving Images. The commission also involved judging the final work from the entrants.
Aerial abstracts prize can well be yours
Last month we told you about Wildlight photographer Richard Woldendorp’s great new book of aerial images called Abstract Earth. Make a signed copy yours by entering our Wild about Wildlight attestation competition. Write a humorous testimonial of 50 words or less about Wildlight Photo Agency and the Australian way of life. The lucky winner will receive Richard’s book that retails for $50. Here are the submission guidelines: 1. you must be registered on the Wildlight website 2. stay cool with your language to make it fit for publication! Aussie slang is tops! 3. maximum two bravo testimonials per entrant with submission deadline of midnight 15 August 2008. The winner will be announced in our next LightVision during the first week of September and published simultaneously on our home page. Email your sidesplitting testimonials to firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details.
Beach as life
Sheridan Nilsson conclusively proves that beach is life with her amazing new collections of all-Australian summer images just added to her portfolio at Wildlight. Coming out of winter, the reviving experience of seeing these pictures of invigorating surf and warm sands, almost leaves you with a residue of sea spray on your skin or sand between your toes! Click here to get a head start on the approaching season that transforms Australia.
Picture us there….
Wildlight will be an exhibitor at the Picturehouse Australia exhibition in Sydney, this year on Wednesday, 17 September. Come see us at b2 photographic studio. Unit B2, 46 - 62 Maddox Street, Alexandria, NSW
Picture buyers can register now for a free admission ticket here.
Picturehouse events offer a unique opportunity to discover new sources of imagery, meet the people you only contact by phone and email, and network with peers in the industry — all in one location, all in one day! Hope to see you there. We’ll try and sneak Ernst in!
Wildlight Photographer, Jeff Drewitz, has been submitting a flood of images to the library, so it’s no surprise to see one of Jeff’s beautiful landscapes on a book cover, Floodtide by Judy Nunn. Random House used a striking image of Cape Leveque on the Kimberley Coast. Jeff is a specialist landscape stock photographer, and a very successful one at that. He travfels extensively in Australia but also overseas. His recent images of Norway and New Zealand are quite breathtaking, check them out here.
…from the the Virgin Blue Lounge Sydney. Sitting here at Terminal 2, waiting for the 3pm to Melbourne, testing the concept of corporate nomadism. Baggage buzzing around like packets of information through the web. So far I’ve made calls, banged out a few emails, sent a couple of quotes - I could get used to hopping from hot spot to hotspot. Jean-Marc has just about finished virtualising our business, so the physical office is no longer so important. Being away from the office allows you to identify what it’s role really should be -a meeting place for people not paperwork! Now I’m watching the baggage handlers driving around like the grand prix! Better be off now…