Gary’s digital gallery
The various images in this digital gallery or portfolio are mostly photographs of the South Australian and Victorian Mallee. They have been taken with a digital camera on various road trips or on the different photo camps. Though I primarily use a digital camera in the Mallee Routes project to scope the images for my subsequent film photos, sometimes these digital sketches are able to stand on their own. Often the sketches are better than the subsequent film images, simply because I happened to be there at the right time with a digital camera. Going back to the same spot to re-photograph with a film camera at a latter date means working in different conditions. The result is often a different photo.
Being on the road trip in the Mallee means that you have to do a lot of driving to become familiar with the region, a willingness to wander off the beaten track, and an acceptance that you need to work within the conditions that you find yourself in. Hence the idea of making sketches for future work. These sketches have been incorporated into limited edition books that are used to supplement my prints in the exhibitions. Three such books are planned, one of which was produced for the 2018 exhibition at the Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery in Victoria.