'BOY IN VERSAILLES', 2010 - people's choice winner
Capture The Fade Exhibition, Paper Mill Gallery
curated by Bill Henson
My photographic work Boy in Versailles was the People's choice winner of the Capture The Fade exhibition hosted by Ampersand Magazine and curated by renowned Australian photographer Bill Henson.
'Culture is never outside nature: the sweetly ambiguous musings of these image -makers quietly re-kindle and reinforce our respective imaginings and help us, via many gentle reminders, to re-enter the dreamscape – those ‘twilit regions’ from whence we came as children and as a civilisation. The particular quality that attracted me to the work of these people hovers around such notions. Thoughts half realised, or rather, the sense of something slipping away from thought - and of emotions powerfully apprehended, yet not fully understood. Like Watteau’s ‘Embarkation for Cythera’, these pictures, albeit in very different ways, hint at this same yearning for an otherness, an elsewhere, a lost domain. They may well indeed turn out to be capturing the fade.' Bill Henson