Bondi Beach North pool
In this new approach to the CircPan images I was in the pool at the northern end of Bondi beach. It is a favourite place for families to bring little kids to paddle and play in the sand. Many generations of locals and visitors have learnt to swim here before moving out onto the waves of the open beach.
I love the sense of enagement with people and the feeling of being there on the most famous of all Australia's beaches.
This image is part of a series that that I have been working towards for several years.
During my Masters degree I was reading works by environmental author David Suzuki. He has ideas about small communities that resonated with me.
I was trying to find a way to illustrate these ideas of working, living, growing food and learning within a small geographical area. In a way it is a positive insularity.
After much trial and error I combined several existing techniques to create an original photographic approach that captures in amazing detail and clarity a panorama into a circular image. I call these images CircPan (circular panorama).
The images have the look of an aerial photograph, in this case shot from a boat moored off the beach. They are a unique approach to landscape photography.
The image is printed on archival paper with pigment inks, embossed with my seal and posted rolled in a tube.