‘Over Paris is an ongoing photography project by photographer Alain Cornu,…
ARO Gallery Sydney 25 July – 5 August 2018
“Film noir with its long shadows, sharp angles and lit-from-below scenes has been a major influence. I sometimes think of my photos as movie stills. A story stopped in motion.
While studying fashion design at New York’s FIT I learned the importance of structure, shape, form and design which I look for when composing a shot. New York provided a vast pool of creativity to dip into but it was only in finding a great mentor when I moved to Sydney that enabled me to hone in on what I wanted to do creatively with my photography. I needed to find my own style and signature.
Australia’s harsh light presented great opportunities for capturing with my camera dark shadows and the play of light on reflective surfaces. Sydney’s CBD was my hunting ground for many years. For me only part of the picture is caught with the camera; the remainder is made afterwards. Up to recently the ‘making’ was revealed by painting with light and the use of chemicals in the darkroom. Now it takes place in front of a screen.” Anne Lynam
The exhibition will be opened by Gordon Undy at a gathering from 6pm through 8pm on Wednesday 25th July.
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