Beyond the Mask – Platinum photographs by Bob Kersey

Beyond the Mask – Platinum photographs by Bob Kersey

‘Unique in the world of photographic art is the platinum photograph; as a real photograph and as real platinum.

Considered to be the very finest of photo media, it is most often hand coated onto 100% cotton rag displaying unsurpassed tonal rendition with outstanding longevity.

For close to 150 years the platinum and palladium photograph has maintained a progression of development and discovery assuring its dominance in contemporary photographic art practice.  In the current era of hybridisation the platinum print has gained greater acceptance than ever before.

Beyond the Maskis an exploratory approach by Bob Kersey based on a series of masks that extend the tonal range in a predictable way.  Together with current optical and chemical controls, increased flexibility in the printing process is the desired outcome.’

‘The work is 100% platinum.  It features a new printing alternative that I am interested in pursuing.  It’s probably the best work I’ve done’ Bob Kersey.

The Corner Gallery, Stanmore NSW 10 – 26 January 2019.

Opening night 10 January

Artist proof sale 17 January

Artist talk 26 January

Main photograph above: The Sun Sets on Carisbrooke. Platinum Print. By Bob Kersey.


Bob Kersey photography by Mary Meyer.

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David Tatnall is an Australian fine art photographer & editor of View Camera Australia.

There are 2 comments for this article
  1. Gwyn Perkins at 2:25 am

    Hello Bob,

    I was recently in Melbourne with family partly to celebrate becoming 80, partly to accompany my daughter to the gp. I wasn’t there to get a mild dose of covid, but that happened too. All good though.
    My younger brother had suddenly passed away six months ago, so there was the feeling of family getting together as much as they could whilst they could, from both sides. One nephew requested a picture of mine that he would keep, so I just posted the one of cricket being played on your wharf.. In doing so, I couldn’t help but tell him how kind, funny and clever you are.


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