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Benjamin Stone-Herbert - Angophora Obscura

29 September 2011– 15 January 2012

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Exploring the eastern Australian coastal landscape through lensless photography, emerging artist Benjamin Stone-Herbert set out with a hand-made wooden camera to capture the wild grace of Angophora trees and spark his fascination with natural light. Rebelling against the accessibility and speed of digital photography, this raw exhibition emphasizes the time-consuming physical processes devoted to the creation of each artwork.

The artist brings the medium of photography back to its primal state, carefully selecting the frame and taking up to an hour for each exposure. "My hands-on approach, from building the camera, developing the film to hand-making the final print, for me returns photography from the way we experience it today to its original pure form."