Arty Act: Photography
Artist Kurt Sorensen invites you to create a photographic image inspired by your favourite book, poem, movie, song, or something that is close to your heart or that you are inspired by. The challenge is to make a cohesive series of works that tell a story using only your camera, the landscape and your imagination.
Image credit: Kurt Sorensen I Get Some Terrible Frights Here, 2016, c type photograph
You will need:
- Camera or Smartphone
- A space and/or software to edit your photos: dark room if taking analogue photography, software such as Photoshop if working with digital or even a photo editing App if using a smartphone
- Reference material to inspire your work (eg: copy of your favourite poem or song lyrics, quotes from your favourite movie or book etc)
Get to Know Kurt Sorensen
Combining history and anthropology Sorensen’s photographic practice echoes Australia’s colonial past, invoking antagonistic encounters between early European settlers and the Australian landscape. He connects with this subject matter through in-camera and darkroom processes that allude to the precarious and uneasy relationship of colonial Europeans with the antipodean environment. Sorensen’s photographs have been included in several nationally recognised prizes (including Hazelhurst Art on Paper) and have been shown extensively both in Australia and internationally. His work is held in several public and private collections here and overseas.