We’ve all heard that the early bird catches the worm and and when it comes to Nick’s photography, gathering the early morning bounty of the earth on display each day has been his modus operandi.
The image above called ‘Across the Harbour ‘ is a feature piece in our latest collection of recent work now on display in a final exhibition for 2018:
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can be viewed at the the fix cafe 15 Frederick St during November
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Captured from the top of Philip Laing House the citiscape below named ‘High Exchange’ is a key piece in this collection.
High Exchange has been printed large scale at A0 (841 x 1189mm) and presented with a contemporary white box frame custom crafted by The Photo Gallery.
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Boats on the Otago Harbour and Dunedin’s beautiful heritage architecture are on display in the custom framed print selection. Presented in simple black box framing with a wide white mat the quality and attention to detail produced by local photography specialists The Photo Gallery have resulted in some striking pieces of art ready for their new home. www.thephotogallery.co.nz
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A punchy collection of prints in A3 and A4 sizing called the ‘city collectables’ this grid incorporates a number of stw studio favourites. Dunedin is loved by many for it’s gorgeous coastline, it’s historic university campus and buildings and it has provided the setting for some significant art pieces by many notable artists.
A particular favourite of ours is Kuri Dog a striking sculpture located beside the boat harbour and the craftmanship of the late Stephen Mulqueen.
If you look closely at the foreground in the image below the grass and gravel are white with a heavy frost (June). The regal Kuri Dog looks on from the frosty shadows and surveys the rising sun lighting up the harbour.
The city collectables prints are displayed in Citta design edge frames and Freedom furniture arden frames with all images available to print in larger sizing.
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There’s something about water that is magnetic and it’s foundational to many of the exhibition pieces chosen including the images below of Otago Harbour and Tomahawk Beach which exude tranquility. These blue hued beauties have been professionally fitted to Citta design edge frames in Oak, a simple combination showcasing natural charm.
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Well it appears there are many of you out there who share a particular fondness for this corner of the St Clair Esplanade. Nick has been on a mission for the last year attempting to duplicate via camera the peaceful picture of the Esplanade that was captured on a cell phone with attached lenses in spring of 2017.
Pictured below is the original image and our most popular print to date called ‘Promise at Dawn’.
The soft tranquil quality captured in ‘ Promise at Dawn’ maintains its appeal but we wanted to take a new photograph that would be suitable for large scale printing. This pursuit has been a great reminder that no two moments are alike and the ‘simple’ quest to duplicate an image perhaps not as simple as first anticipated.
Many great images of this building have been taken over the past year but the one selected for the exhibition is pretty special - called ‘The Hydro’ after its namesake.
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The ever changing nature of the coast is truly fascinating and this image was one that we couldn’t wait to see in print. With photography it seems to be a case of ‘well you might look good on screen but how do you look in real life?"
This stunning shot called ‘Ocean Drama’ did not disappoint, it has been printed for the exhibition in A2 sizing but we want to print it bigger! A special thank you noted here for the generosity of a friend giving Nick access to a unique vantage point and a beautiful shot.
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Every Thursday morning work begins for the lads of see through windows with the beach run at St Clair, the image above captured a couple of weeks after Nick bought his new Sony Alpha A7iii. 7.30am one Thursday in August and Nick found a new photo spot near the salt water pool to take some shots. He reckons the drenching of the icy winter Pacific ocean was worth it as the Sony came up with the goods!
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Kev and Mandy from the fix cafe, a real Dunedin institution established with a value for great hospitality and the roasting and brewing of superb coffee. Long time supporters of local artists with regular exhibitions of new and up and coming works there’s always lots going on at the fix.
Located at 15 Frederick Street - Opening hours are Monday to Friday (7.30 - 4pm) and Saturdays (8-12pm).
The exhibition will be displayed for the duration of November, we hope to have a few new pieces to add as gaps appear on the walls. Head on down for a fab coffee and enjoy a few pictures of Dunedin.