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The power of the photograph and for the love of photography

In an age where we have the development of the mobile phone camera and the selfie much photography is seen as a family snapping affair most people see it as a personal statement record of their and their familie’s lives.In away I guess this selfie culture really reflects the world that we live in. . Few  really look into an image trying to understand what the photograph is really depicting.A photograph is a photograph nice shot of me and friends or tourist icon with me.  Yet even with the advent and  sophistication of the new technology it still takes a good eye and  technical knowledge to achieve consistency in high artistic quality work.  A good photograph can be as interesting as viewing a film or DVD. The great single image states an awful lot remember the image of the skyscraper construction workers sitting on the steel girder hundred of feet above New York. A staged image but still tells us about the heights and the the working environment of workers in the early days of the great skyscraper the image screams period. Untitled-2 The great and iconic photographs of Marilyn Monroe, Untitled-3especially the skirt blowing up in the updraft and the man in front of the tank in Tiananmen Square and all the images that have depicted life changing events.

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Caravaggio the Beheading of John the Baptist a painting but also photo like and exercise in light and drama.

The art of the great photographer is depicting the story in the most dramatic format possible just like the old masters Rembrandt, Caravaggio with their use of light to make the most powerful statement along with the professional’s ability to spot the moment and be quick enough to catch it.The word “photography” is a combination of the Greek root words “photo-,” meaning “light,” and “-graphia,” meaning “writing” or “drawing.” Thus, “photography” literally means “writing or drawing with light.” . The moment can also be subtle and not totally dramatic requiring an interested eye to gain understanding. The professional photographer uses light composition clarity diffusion all to gain maximum impact, post shoot development can be as important as the shoot. Professional work can take many hours in the post shoot period in order to achieve the desired result whether for a wedding, artistic image, journalistic, fashion or magazine shoot. With all the innovation there is still no click and produce method that will give a planned result.In fact in professional photography Photoshop is one of the most un-user friendly programmes, however it is also one of the most powerful.  Photoshop is designed to allow the professional to develop his or her own templates and techniques for developing the  right image for the right moment. It is now necessary that the professional understands a raft of powerful programmes  all designed to help achieve the required result.  Even simple photographic shoots are time consuming, images need to be checked in there hundreds usually at 100% in size bad images need to be eliminated, the files need to be reduced to an acceptable quality and number.  Quite often this means the professional eye spending days on the exercise of selection and correction.

Point and shoot camera compact and phone are built around  small sensors  with many pixels too small to take in enough light to give images the definition achieved by bigger professional cameras. Pixels can be a red herring as the bigger the pixel the more light it attracts and the better clarity of image. A camera with a large full frame sensor or bigger  and not so high number of pixels can sometimes give a clearer image than a high number of pixels as the larger pixels attract more light.

Understanding the camera is  vital for having the control to achieve the result and consistency of work. Today the digital camera is an incredibly complex piece of machinery. I have great respect for the photographers of the past working blind relying on their mathematical knowledge to gain results although there was a period where image composition could be checked using  polaroid. Today working blind has been taken away  from the photographer however  the modern era has seen the  development of a raft of sophisticated technical settings giving the photographer the potential for great control over the resulting image.  We live in a world where focus and understanding seem to be considered less important unless there is personal relevance. The world of the professional photographer is understanding the mass of technical developments, lenses, fundamentals of camera development,  lighting, composition, printing papers, studio working, Software development and printing, mathematical ability is still useful, in fact today’s professional photography is as complex as the days of film and in some ways possibly even more complex in order to eliminate random.  The camera gives us some of the greatest understanding of ourselves and the professional photographer can take this understanding to even greater levels – Knowledge is and should only be the road to understanding. The camera is the tool or paintbrush allowing us greater levels of understanding.

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Photographer Shane Aurousseau

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Growlerythought

Web: http://www.kiamafoto.com

Blog: http://www.shaneasite.com

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Diversity a Black and White World and some Colour

Photography is about telling the story and impact. The clerical image above the finger pointing down seems to be saying staying stay down there a funereal reference or to the devil. The red cassock or soutane is correct and dramatic We are are all players to quote Shakespeare “all the world’s a stage” an academic uncle of mine once said “variety is the spice of life

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Diversity – Things are not always so Black and White

Shane Aurousseau an Australian Photographer has worked in Sydney, London and Amsterdam as a creative director with some of the World’s largest advertising agencies with client’s such as Time magazine and Time Life Books. He has also produced designs and photographs for record label covers and has been published regularly by glossy magazines. He has had exhibitions in Sydney, Amsterdam, Madrid (sponsored by the American Women’s association) and now London. He is currently a resident of the UK living in London; he studied art and photography in Australia. Shane now travels extensively and produces high quality images from around the Globe, promoting the diverse nature of our incredible planet. His images of London have appeared on posters and postcards in some 300 shops throughout the city including the key tourist shops in the West End.

In his photography Shane covers everything from the city views to landscapes, urban street life and remote Australian outback, portraits of his friends and strangers that he saw passing by. His photography can easily be described as documentary or journalistic. A sense of the beautiful diversity of the world reflects through Shane’s lens.

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Outwalls is glad to have the opportunity to invite you to see Shane Aurousseau’s photography exhibition “Diversity World”. The exhibition held at Leyas, a local coffee shop in Mornington Crescent Camden very close to the Tube and Koko’s night club. Outwalls is a curatorial project aiming to exhibit a range of artists within social spaces, creating a more approachable link between audience and artist. Why not drop in, have a coffee and see some unique images.

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Curator: Ruta Sasnauskaite

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Shane Aurousseau

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Growlerythought

Web: www.kiamafoto.com

Blog: www.shaneasite.com

Review Link: http://www.allaboutshipping.co.uk/2015/12/16/diversity-world/

Call: +44 7778 058064 Ask about long lasting Gallery Museum quality prints.

Email: shanea@kiamafoto.com

Prints of the work by Shane A are available in all sizes e-mail size for quote

 

 

 

 

 

Let the image speak in colour and black and white – Images of London

A camera is only a paint brush tool the importance is the image’s voice. Let photography start speaking again taking its place with the great artistic mediums of the world once again.

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/Growlerythought

Web: http://www.kiamafoto.com

Blog: http://www.shaneasite.com

Email: shanea@kiamafoto.com

 

 

London a diverse and alive place – Images of London Edition 2

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Click for review Link: http://www.allaboutshipping.co.uk/2015/12/16/diversity-world/

See work by Photographer Shane Aurousseau at Leyas Camden High Street. Why not drop in, have a coffee and relax while viewing some unique images. All prints are personally signed by Shane A, are limited Leyas editions and for sale give a family member or friend a unique gift. Prints are on Innova museum quality acid free cotton paper printed with long lasting pigment inks making them of the highest art exhibition quality.

Location: Leyas, 20 Camden High Street NW1 OJH very near Mornington Crescent tube station and in the newly revamped square now one of London’s most thriving meeting places.

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Shane Aurousseau an Australian Artist Photographer born in Australia he has worked as a creative director and producing photography with some of the World’s largest advertising agencies in Sydney, Amsterdam and London with client’s such as Time magazine, Time Life Books, Michelin, Chrysler, AA (Automobile Association) and major Global institutions in the financial world. He has also produced designs and photographs for record label and CD covers working with many successful global artists. He has been published regularly by glossy magazines in London and a number of countries. He has had exhibitions in Sydney, Amsterdam, Madrid (sponsored by the American Women’s association) and now London. He is currently a resident of the UK living in London; he studied art, photography and psychology in Australia. Shane now travels extensively and produces high quality images from around the Globe, promoting the diverse nature of life on our incredible planet. His images of London have appeared on posters and postcards throughout the city including the key tourist shops in the West End of London.

In his photography Shane covers everything from inner, urban street life, social comment, landscapes and the remote Australian outback, portraits of his friends and strangers that he saw passing by. His photography can easily be described as documentary or journalistic. He spends a considerable amount of time in the Australian Outback photographing the backbreaking work carried out by Australia’s sheep shearers and miners especially in the black opal fields of Lightning Ridge NSW. Shane uses both black and white and colour imagery dictated by the story that the image conveys- a camera is only a paint brush, tool lending impact to the picture’s voice.
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/Growlerythought

Web: www.kiamafoto.com

Blog: www.shaneasite.com

Review Link: http://www.allaboutshipping.co.uk/2015/12/16/diversity-world/

Call: +44 7778 058064 Ask about long lasting Gallery Museum quality prints.

Email: shanea@kiamafoto.com

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London a diverse and Alive place – Images of London

As and Australian I first came to London some 36 years ago. In that time the changes have been considerable. The city has grown from its post war image and what was perceived to be the conservative english with an upper class plumb accent or the Australian image of what we affectionately and sometimes not so affectionately called  pom to one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. The city has gone through the 60s revolution of the Carnaby street,  Chelsea  Austin Powers eras  to the multi cultural vibrant metropolis of today with its world-class financial centre of the City of London, Mayfair and the South West playground of the super rich to the exciting multi racial areas of East and North East London. As a photographer I would like to tell the story of this great city set in the current day demonstrating how successful in business and setting up new lifestyles many of the immigrant communities have been and  the changes taking place in the regions of the city set where the city has it roots the East End and North East End areas that once where  deprived slums and now have become home for people from most parts of the globe mixed with some of the biggest business development in Europe.. Over the next few weeks I intend to publish images of London showing the diversity  Multi racial nature of  this great metropolis.

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/Growlerythought

Web: http://www.kiamafoto.com

Blog: http://www.shaneasite.com

 

 

 

 

Diversity in Black and White -A Monochrome World

Photography is about telling the story sometimes in colour sometimes in the drama of black and white, what is the story behind an image in whatever medium works for that image subject. It can be your story not necessarily mine. The vast majority of people look at an image and see only a nice photo few look beyond  seeking purpose. Knowledge that it is a nice looking snap of a family member does not have any ties to understanding, it is akin to amorality. The mass availability of phone cameras and general compacts has taken the general perception of photography into the world of the myopic monochrome and away from artistic achievement. Professional photographers now find it hard to achieve true value for their hard worked images, for in order to generate a truly creative image it still takes hard work and a creative mind. Photography of the highest quality still has its high place in the world of creative media. Like the master artists who use the right equipment in order to achieve their chosen objective the best photographers select the best tools for their creative path . The camera is only the brush. Pointing a phone and clicking and accidentally achieving a good snap is not a creative path, it is usually a good family or travel record. At my recent exhibition in London the curator Ruta Sasnauskaite cleverly devised a competition whereby people had to find certain information buried within the images. The winner was the one with the closest answers to the ones held by the curator. Everyone took part; the answers where not the issue what it did was to make the audience look into the photograph and not at it. Involvement with an image can give the same level of intellectual enjoyment that a fine piece of music does moving the viewer from knowledge to understanding.

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Exhibition of work by: Shane Aurousseau – Shane A Leyas 20 Camden High Street London NW1 0JH

Click for Exhibition review Linkhttp://www.allaboutshipping.co.uk/2015/12/16/diversity-world/

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Exhibition Shane A London Camden

I have attached a press release and a link to a review of the exhibition of my work taking place in Camden London UK.

Kind regards

Review link: – link is

http://www.allaboutshipping.co.uk/2015/12/16/diversity-world/

Exhibition of work by Photographer Shane Aurousseau curated by Outwalls at Leyas coffee shop. Why not drop in, have a coffee and relax while viewing some unique images. All prints are personally signed by Shane A, are limited Outwalls editions and for sale. Prints are made on Innova museum quality acid free cotton paper printed with long lasting pigment inks making them of the highest art exhibition quality.

Location: Leyas, 20 Camden High Street NW1 OJH very near Mornington Crescent tube station.

Kind Regards,

Ruta Sasnauskaite

Curator at Outwalls

Shane Aurousseau an Australian Photographer has worked in Sydney, London and Amsterdam as a creative director with some of the World’s largest advertising agencies with client’s such as Time magazine and Time Life Books. He has also produced designs and photographs for record label covers and has been published regularly by glossy magazines. He has had exhibitions in Sydney, Amsterdam, Madrid (sponsored by the American Women’s association) and now London. He is currently a resident of the UK living in London; he studied art and photography in Australia. Shane now travels extensively and produces high quality images from around the Globe, promoting the diverse nature of our incredible planet. His images of London have appeared on posters and postcards in some 300 shops throughout the city including the key tourist shops in the West End.

In his photography Shane covers everything from the city views to landscapes, urban street life and remote Australian outback, portraits of his friends and strangers that he saw passing by. His photography can easily be described as documentary or journalistic. A sense of the beautiful diversity of the world reflects through Shane’s lens.

Outwalls is glad to have the opportunity to invite you to see Shane Aurousseau’s photography exhibition “Diversity World”. The exhibition held at Leyas, a local coffee shop in Mornington Crescent Camden very close to the Tube and Koko’s night club. Outwalls is a curatorial project aiming to exhibit a range of artists within social spaces, creating a more approachable link between audience and art.

Outwalls    

Curator: Ruta Sasnauskaite                    

outwalls.info@gmail.com

07901575753

Shane Aurousseau – Shane A

https://twitter.com/Growlerythought

www.kiamafoto.com

www.shaneasite.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review of London Exhibition by Photographer Artist Shane Aurousseau – Shane A

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Review by James Brewer of London Exhibition by Photographer Artist Shane Aurousseau – Shane A  link is:

http://www.allaboutshipping.co.uk/2015/12/16/diversity-world/

Review by James Brewer