Since reading Austin Kleon’s Show Your Work! I have vowed to myself to share more of my artistic process, not just the end product. So here goes… Four years ago I moved to Auckland, I was new to the city and I thought to myself, “This is the perfect time to go out and photograph my environment while it is all new and interesting to me”. So I set off, armed with a camera, and snapped happily for an hour or so. When I got home I made a discovery; the best and most interesting photographs I had taken that day were all of power poles. And there started my fascination and exploration.
Today I have some exciting news, I am having a photography exhibition entitled Power at the Rangiora Chamber Gallery next month. The exhibition will open on the 24th of August and show until the 25th of September and will feature approximately 30 photographs I have taken of power poles. I will do my best to keep you up to date as the opening night looms closer. For now here is a photo from right back at the start when I was first noticing power poles and power lines everywhere I looked: