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CircPan

Cottonwood

$40.00

This image was shot from the centre of a small lake in the middle of a cottonwood plantation Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia. I had driven past the property many times and after a good chat with the owner was invited to shoot. My initial wander around provided some good locations but when the owner showed me this small lake I knew it would be a strong shot with the red of the tiny water plants, the deep blue winter sky and the stark foliage.

The region is a favourite for many Sydneysiders who enjoy the cooler temperatures and lower humidity during the sticky summers in the city. The recently completed Bradman Museum is a great stop for many cricket mad Bradman fans on a kind of pilgrimage that follows the great cricketers life and career.

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 in the middle of a small lake. 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.

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