Peter Brown: Off the Beaten Track
November 23 - December 4
Photographs 1972-2021. For historians this photographic collection includes images of the Western Districts taken over the last 50 years.
Photographer, Peter Brown, only ever uses a fixed lens and composes the image before he takes the shot. He doesn’t like cropping or excessive editing. From 1972 to 2000 he used a Nikkorrmat camera he bought in Singapore in 1972. He switched to a Nikon FM2 with a 55 mm lens. In 2015 he changed to a Nikon D600.
They are all stamped and numbered 1/10 on reverse. The photographer will print additional images as required. Maximum 10.
Peter Brown adopts the philosophy that his art is a ‘journey of discovery’ taking him to all corners of the world from the village of Syvota in the remote Greek Island of Lefkada, to Far North Queensland where he worked as a dentist in the early 1970s. Then, as a keen hiker, to the hiking trails of Tasmania, Victoria and NSW as shown in this exhibition. Peter’s free-hand photography investigates the way light can transform ordinary objects into works of art. His particular interest in black and white film allows these prints to capture the atmosphere and mood of so many beautiful landscapes.
The gallery is open Mon – Fri 11-5pm, Sat 12- – 5pm until the 4th December
Bridget McDonnell Gallery
130 Faraday St.
Carlton Vic 3053
Phone (613) 9347 1700
Image caption: Woolshed, South Mokanger 1985