Glenn McKimmin's Shadow & Light exhibition opens this week
Central Coast landscape photographer Glenn McKimmin opens a new solo exhibition, Shadow & Light, this Friday at the Ken Duncan gallery, Erina, NSW.
15 years in the making, Shadow & Light is an opportunity to see the world as McKimmin does through the eye of his well-travelled camera. The Central Coast-based photographer is an ambassador for Fuji X and Chromajet, founding director of Sydney's annual photography conference, Aperture Australia, director of Created for Life, a specialist printing and framing lab, and founding director of Fotoworkshops, an international luxury photo tour company.
His work, influenced by his uncle – iconic Australian photographer - Ken Duncan, celebrates the basic principles of photography, shadow and light, highlighting how vital the understanding of these two elements is to forming the foundation of a successful photograph.
“Anyone can take a pretty picture, but the ability to create connection is what defines a photographer," explains McKimmin.
"If there's no heart behind a photo, no-one believes in it-or invests in it. I venture to wild and wonderful corners of our planet to create prints worthy of a spot on someone's wall.”
The exhibition showcases some of McKimmin's best work captured from his tours across Norway, Slovenia, Kamchatka, India, Sri Lanka and New Zealand, with images from the Central Coast and around Australia also featured.
Ken Duncan will launch the exhibition on opening night, August 16th, at his Central Coast Gallery, part of his commitment to promoting young photographers.
"It gives me great satisfaction to know there is a generation of young guns coming up to continue to work older guys like myself have started," he explains.
"Glenn’s work is a particular delight to me, as we worked closely together for several years and enjoyed some grand adventures together. Glenn’s work is fresh and vibrant, with a style that is all his own. To see his work in print makes me very proud.”
All photographs will be available to purchase as limited edition prints, and McKimmin will also run two workshops, Photographic techniques & stories from Glenn and How to run a successful exhibition, on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 August. You can book for these here.