One of the interesting side events at the recently completed Hair of the Dog Convention held by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography in Brisbane was a print swap between participants.
I have known Hilary Wardhaugh for many years through our shared membership of the AIPP and being fellow Judges at the Institute’s award system.
In between dancing the Tango, photographing Federal Members of Parliament and documenting weddings, Hilary runs a successful Canberra based business.
It was nice to add this delightful seascape to my gallery of photographs by photographers – Australian and international.
Hilary tells me that it was taken over the Christmas break with an out of date roll of Kodak film. Ignoring the technical details I am taken by the iconic nature of recording what is essentially a summer activity in this part of the world. The placement of small figures at the bottom of frame and the unrelenting harshness of the Australian summer sun is recorded with great accuracy.
In return, Hilary received my Central Otago Hut photograph taken in 2013. This is a genuine favourite of mine and credit must be given to those generous New Zealand photographers, Gilbert van Reenen, Mike Langford and Jackie Ranken who orchestrated the journey to this ancient gold mining region in the South Island of NZ.
The concept of swapping prints amongst fellow photographers is one that I support and have practicised for over twenty-five years. Not only does it foster a sense of camaraderie, but it also enhances my display wall!
Details about previous Print Swaps include – https://poolefoto.wordpress.com/2013/02/13/print-swap/ and https://poolefoto.wordpress.com/2013/02/19/results-of-the-print-swap/