On show, August 2011

01st August 2011
Sideways Glances is a distillation of a series of images involving camera/subject displacement in ways that incorporate motion blur and its relationship to subject sharpness.

Many of the images have been taken while on the move, but they seek out a sharper subject in the frame. Surprisingly, many required an educated guess for the camera direction without me actually using the viewfinder. This adds an element of spontaneity that comes out well in the prints. (Apollo astronauts didn’t use viewfinders on the moon either!)

The motion effects are as-shot in camera: there is no post editing or manipulation of effects except for normal dust spotting and colour preparation for printing. The full-frame image capture of the Canon EOS system, coupled to their L-series lenses that I use, allows for considerable enlargement and even bigger prints can be ordered than those on display. The exhibition prints are made on high-quality art paper with an image area of 50 x 75 cm surrounded by a generous border for a good framing grip: other sizes can be ordered.

Sideways Glances hangs in the WSC Foyer Gallery, Civic Centre, Elizabeth Street, Moss Vale from 8–26 August 2011 and can be viewed Mondays to Fridays, 8:30–4:30. Print orders can be made at www.michaelpughphotography.com.au or by emailing michael.pugh@bigpond.com. The prints are unframed but several options are offered for framing services. Unframed prints of the size displayed are $359.00 each. While I do not edition these prints, I do sign them.