Our Chromatic Coast
13 December 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3 February 2018 @ 5:00 pm| Free
Our Chromatic Coast is a photographic exhibition showcasing the amazing colours of Australia’s coastline. The strong light coupled with vibrant sunrises and sunsets makes our beaches a wonderland for photographers and sightseers alike. Huge rock formations, large cliffs, white sandy beaches and grass-covered hills are only some of the features to be witnessed.
Lynden Smith hopes that he has adequately captured the feeling he experiences every time he takes his camera and tripod to one of the numerous beaches within the Geelong and Surfcoast region, and even further afield as far as Tasmania, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia. He loves the solitude of walking and photographing these fascinating areas of our country.
The artist has been capturing images since last century and switched to digital photography in 2004. Since then Photoshop has become as important to him as his beloved Canon camera, and while he has mastered both, he says that nobody can ever fully conquer Photoshop!
Setting himself an initial goal of publishing 365 photos in 365 days on his webpage and various social media sites, Lynden kept on going and has now passed 2,200 daily images with accompanying blogs. He says that the discipline of crafting an image every day has dramatically improved the photographs he produces while reaching 33,000 followers on Google Plus was all the endorsement he needed that his work was being appreciated.
Lynden was born in the Wimmera but has lived in Geelong for the past twenty years. His wife Christine is also a photographer and artist, and both can be found at their respective computers most evenings creating art pieces from their previous photographic expeditions.
You can find Lynden’s daily photo at www.LyndenSmith.com and also on Google+, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The exhibition is being hosted by 101 Ryrie Arts, a brand new contemporary art space for Central Geelong, 101 Ryrie Street, Geelong.