See the photographs in real life for the first time! An exhibition of infrared photographs is showing in the Studio Gallery at the Salamanca Arts Centre in Hobart, Tasmania. The exhibition features photographs of Tasmanian landscapes, urban environments and abandoned places.
Lorne, a surf coast town on the Great Ocean Road, is a special place to me. My family has been visiting since I was a child and some family members have now migrated there! I remember busy summer holidays at the beach … winter breaks when we felt like we were the only people in town. It’s changed now … it’s quite busy year round. This has brought many benefits, like much better coffee, and some fantastic art festivals such as Sculpture by the Sea. This changed my whole attitude to sculpture … I basically fell in love with it after that show!
Needless to say, I have been taking photographs of Lorne for a long time. I wonder if I even did some infrared while I was still doing infrared film photography. I will have to check in some old boxes in the shed!
It was lovely on the weekend to go to the swing bridge at the estuary and walk along the beach and take some photographs. Look out for the Milly … she managed to get into a couple of photos.
The gardens at the Palace of Versailles in France provide a wonderful palce for infrared photography. The swathes of green with statues, fountains and the palaces provide opportunities for interesting colour infrared photographs within classical compositions. Despite being the home of royalty for centuries, the gardens are enjoyed by visitors and some areas are open to the public free of charge. There are people riding around on bikes, rowing in the canal and wandering up and down the many tree-lined pathways.