“I am an artist, would have been a painter, but the camera was invented”.
Matt Smith as Robert Mapplethorpe in the film “Mapplethorpe”
I cant wait to see that film, later this year. Another hero of mine, played by a different intergalactic hero. Oh my..
I wanted to be a painter, a drawer an artist. It’s with light now days, but still with paper. One of the beautiful things about photography is it’s speed. A painting can take hours, weeks and years. A photograph can be caught in 1/8000 of a second, and less.
It is such a direct medium.
A few seconds adjustment and it’s done.
How beautiful is that.
There is an opening of the refurbished shop today at the Collective Beat in Kiama. Yesterday I did some more work on my little gallery and added scarves. It is really coming together. Tash has done a fantastic job of designing the interior of my space. It’s amazing what an expert in a field can do for those of us whom try to do everything them selves. An interior designer and a merchandising specialist.
Still lots more to do. But each visit brings it closer. Now to add more unframed prints and lots more hand printed work of mine, a few more limited editions and the show stopper of a huge print.
Bombo Quary. Kiama region. Photograph and Text copyright © Len Metcalf 2019
Artist | Writer | Photographer | Educator | Adventurer