Monday, 17 September 2012
The Northwest Cape is renowned worldwide for several attractions: Ningaloo Reef, Monkey Mia and Coral Bay, but for photographer David Jo Bradley, it is the landscape of the Cape that is the real attraction. The Scarborough-based artist explores the landscape and the role people play in it in his new exhibition, Straight Lines.
“In Australia, as with much of the world, landscape photography plays a significant role in raising awareness of the human impact on our environment,” Bradley said.
He believes that landscape photography usually works in one of two ways – highlighting the damaging effects of humanity’s mastery over the environment, or showcasing the sublime wonder of nature.
His work hopes to do both.
“Quite simply, the photographs capture the influence people have on the landscape, and the influence landscape has on the local contemporary culture”
David Jo Bradley is currently completing his honours in photography at the School of Communications and Arts on ECU’s Mount Lawley Campus. He has recently returned from a three-year international photography project which saw him travel across Africa, Russia, China, Mongolia, Europe and the United Kingdom.
Straight Lines runs from Thursday, 25 September until Saturday, 6 October at Spectrum Project Space.
Opening night: Thursday, 27 September, 5.00pm - 8:00pm
SPS opening times: Tuesday to Friday 10.00am - 6.00pm, Saturdays from 12.00pm to 5.00pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.