February 16, 2019 • 1 Comment
On February 21st I exhibited my photography images taken in Maleka. This exhibition was my first solo show as compared to many other group exhibition that I have done before and a milestone of my photography journey. I have never imagined my photography work will ever be exhibited in a gallery. After some encouragements from my printer, I decided to submit my expression of interest to different galleries in Melbourne. There were many rejections, but one. The Black Cat Gallery in Collingwood has accepted my submission. I am very excited about the exhibition as my work is being recognised. I have learned so much leading towards the show. After spending many hours of hard work and preparation, talking to different people, most of the work has been done.
Our first reaction to chaos is panic as we respond to the situation. Sometimes, it best to sit back and relax and wait for the water to settle. While we wait, we should enjoy the beauty of the chaotic colours on the water. These moments often shape us and mould us into better people.
A festival of reflections interspersed with colour as two come together in a long drawn out dance of celebration, joy and delight. The subtle ripples add to the dance, creating movement, texture and a clear sense of rhythm.
The Chinese characters (桃園) in the picture are literally translated as Peach Garden. The characters have a deeper meaning called paradise. We all long for a paradise, sometimes we don't really have to look far because it is right where we are; we just don't know it yet.
I rediscovered this photo two years after it was taken. I felt like it was a treasure, a hidden rock ready to be polished into a gem, buried amongst the colourful images I had taken and fighting for attention
Some images sooth the soul, to me this is one of them. The tranquillity and the peace of the water helps me to settle after a busy day.
If you do come to the exhibition, pick up one of the cards and sign the guest book.
For those who are outside of Melbourne, Please leave your thoughts at the comments section. I'm interested in what is going through your mind looking at these images.
Keywords: 50mm f/1.4, Black Cat Gallery, Canon EOS 7D, impressionist photography, Malaysia, Melaka river, photography exhibition, reflections
I have enjoyed your thoughtful reflections through the beauty of your work! Congratulations and best wishes for many inspiring pieces in the future.
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