ivan shaw - the most westerly point



photo 1

06 - SWASH

photo 4

16 - MKY-1

photo 3
(Proper images thanks to Ivan Shaw, dodgy iphone images thanks to me not having a camera on hand - and this last one included as I loved how the red brick dust in the gallery echoed the red dirt of the Gasgoyne in this piece. Nice touch.)

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, and as countless Perth-expats will tell you, WA is actually pretty special. One such chap is photographer Ivan Shaw who, after working with top fashion photographers (Mario Testino!) overseas for the past few years has returned to capture some of WA's unique beauty for his debut solo exhibition. Ivan went up to (and, in a Cessna, up over) Shark Bay, a World Heritage listed site 800km north of Perth to photograph the most westerly point of Australia.

This landscape is breathtaking, but through Ivan's lens at 4000ft it is something else, unexpected variations in colour and organic patterns emerging as land morphs into sea. Engaging and humbling, as good art should be (I'd hang on my wall if I were in an art-investment stage of life!). Definitely one to watch - and the exhibition is touring so see it if you get a chance.

'The Most Westerly Point'
86 King Street, Perth
until December 16th (10am - 5pm daily)


Mica said...

Wow those photos are breathtaking, you're right. Looks like it would be a stunning exhibition!

Stacy said...

These are amazing. I wonder if he'd ever come to Canada for a show.