ALEX FRAYNE

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ARTIST'S STATEMENT

The work should be viewed in the context of my book LANDSCAPES OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA, published by Wakefield Press. My previous publications, ADELAIDE NOIR and THEATRE OF LIFE were focused on, respectively, Industrial Art and Portraiture. The new book is a comprehensive photographic work that finds truth in landscape photography. This means that an honest artistic approach is required to see the landscapes as not only ancient and massive, but dry (driest state, driest continent) with marginal farming opportunities and a kind of rusted beauty that speaks of resilience and the triumph of human spirit. In terms of the continuum of my career, the series of landscapes tie together the threads of my film pedigree because I see my frames in terms of 'mise-en-scene', a device used by film makers. I believe that both landscapes and portraits require the aesthetical approach that a director would bring to film. Photography is not a passive art-form, of merely waiting and getting lucky. It requires the same approach and awareness and philosophical drive and desire that any contemporary art form requires.

LOCATION

Adelaide AUSTRALIA

CAMERA

Yashica 124G 6x6, Nikon FE 35mm, Fujifilm GW1169 medium format camera

CATEGORY

landscape

WEBSITE

@ALEX.FRAYNE

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