New exhibition celebrates 'old school' film and darkroom processing
For over a decade, Manly resident Dominique Pierre-Nina has been perfecting his craft using classic film cameras, with his most prized possession his 1958 Leica M3.
Growing up on the island of Mauritius before residing in London, Dom became enamoured of high art photography, especially fashion, when he worked for Selfridges.
These days he cuts a noticeable figure around his wife’s hometown of Manly. With chocolate skin offset by salt and pepper hair, Dom can be seen walking his tiger-striped hounds, Phoenix and Gypsy, always with a camera flung over his shoulder on the hunt for the next great shot.
He has installed a darkroom on his farm in Jamberoo where he spends countless hours perfecting his printed images and he has also released two Photobooks through Momento Pro since 2018.
From 26 February to 8 March 2020, Dom's latest exhibition will be held at The Creative Space, North Curl Curl.
Speaking about the exhibition, Dom says he has chosen to present all the photographs in a square format, inspired by his love of the famous Hasselblad camera, which shoots 6x6 square film.
Dom will be onsite throughout this free exhibition to guide visitors through the space. 55 large works will be for sale and 10% of proceeds will be donated to WIRES in aid of the wildlife that have suffered from the devastating bushfires.
Beyond the square exhibition
26 February to 8 March 2020
Wednesday to Friday, 12PM - 7PM, Saturday & Sunday, 10AM - 5PM
(Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays)
The Creative Space
105 Abbott Road
North Curl Curl
Free entry and tour with the artist. Cards, photobooks and prints for sale.
You can see more of Dom's work at pierreninaphotography.com.