From The Hip
A photography exhibition by Simon Hardy
Saturday 6th - Friday 19th October
Shooting from the Hip (stamatic)
In 2001 the digital camera revolutionised photography.
In 2006 the iphone revolutionised the mobile phone.
The combination of these two advances revolutionised point and shoot photography. From capture to post production – the entire process now lay in the palm of your hand.
“ In 2010 I started playing with an app on my iphone called hipstamatic. It wasn’t long before I became hooked on the quirky interface and analogue sensibilities.
The app for me was as much fun as shooting on my polaroid and a lot less conspicuous.
I was carrying my iphone everywhere with me, and pretty soon was photographing anything and everything from my daily life, using the hipstamatic app.”
In this exhibition Simon focuses his iphone on landscapes - both natural and manmade - showing us the beauty in both.
“The freedom and immediacy of being able to interchange lenses and film is the ultimate in photographic instant gratification. Obviously – once you become familiar with the effects of certain lens/film combos – you can aim for a certain look or style, but it’s still so much of a lucky dip. I’m constantly surprised with the myriad of interpretations you can achieve with this app.”
This is the 1st in a trilogy of exhibitions under the shooting from the hip moniker.
Mick Turner 'love stories' Saturday 8th - Friday 14th October A collection of recent oil paintings by artist/musician Mick Turner (of Dirty Three fame)
featuring Australian coastal landscapes, floating cars, a woman and a kangaroo dancing
with moths, portraits of people, real and imagined and of beasts including several studies
of the now extinct Thylacine (Tasmanian tiger) but freed from captivity, an epic biblical
tale or two and a nautical bronze bell sculpture featuring a shark, skeleton, large fish and mermaid.