Double Bay CircPan
In this image you can see the small beach front of Double Bay. Front by large houses overlooking the harbour it is a lovely harbour beach for swimming and boating. There is a famous sailing club on the right.
The view down the harbour to the city gives you a sense of being close to the city but still removed from the activity and bustle.
Double Bay was traditionally a wealthy area with exclusive shops earning it the nickname in the 96's of "double pay". Over the years of course it has become more affordable and there isa great range of shopping to be had. An infamous cafe sits in the middle of the shopping street, Knox St, called the Cosmopolitan, it attracts a wonderful diversity of characters to glammed up teenagers from the local private schools through to underworld figures.
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 can be purchased as a print posted to you rolled in a tube or framed.