Sydney-based photographer, Andrew Goldie, spent two years exploring and photographing Sydney's coastline for his new exhibition, Transformation. Photographing at night, Goldie used powerful lights to capture a surreal take on a unique and sometimes treacherous landscape.
The series of ethereal images was made with the help of a dedicated team of assistants, assigned to carry well over 100kg of gear including cameras, lighting, booms, generators and computers. This was hauled up and down steep cliffs, into rock pools and deep into coastal bushland, to help bring the photographer’s vision to life.
"I didn’t want to be limited about the production so we prepared well and took the most powerful lighting and gear possible… No location was unattainable and I was prepared to experiment… Now I think about it, I was lucky none of us was seriously injured as I love to work on the edge of cliffs and other risky places for some reason," he says.
"Even my assistants sometimes think I’m a bit crazy as they look on. Once I did shed blood slipping on rocks carrying flash packs and a generator weighing that of another person".
Goldie says he loves contemplating the moments when, while everybody is tucked up in bed the incredible machinations of the universe continue to happen all around – unnoticed, unwitnessed, unseen, uninterrupted.
In the past 10 years Andrew Goldie has worked and exhibited in Europe, Asia and Australia. Notable local clients include Sydney Magazine, Australian Financial Review Magazine, Sunday Life magazine, Good Weekend Magazine; Sony, Westpac, Mirvac, Ikea, Toshiba and Ministry of Sound. He has also photographed many Australian and International personalities including Sir Richard Branson, Malcolm Turnbull, Larry Emdur, Karl Stefanovic and sporting figures Anthony Minichiello, Mike Whitney, Sam Reid, Anthony Mundine and Olympic Medalist Matthew Mitcham. He was the winner of the New York Exposure Conceptual Art Award, 2012, with a selection of work from this series.
The exhibition is on at Customs House, Circular Quay, Sydney, from 13 February to 31 March 2013.
Untitled 1, Botany Bay National park. Photo Andrew Goldie.
Untitled 2, La Perouse. Photo Andrew Goldie.
Untitled 3, Clovelly Rocks. Photo Andrew Goldie.
Untitled 6, Diamond Bay. Photo Andre Goldie.
Untitled 10, Clovelly Rocks. Photo Andrew Goldie.
Untitled 13, Clovelly Clifftops. Photo Andrew Goldie.