We’ve never found a better public art event anywhere in the world than Sydney’s wonderful Sculpture by the Sea.
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We’re very sorry to be missing the always wonderful Sculpture by the Sea event in Sydney this year, but the Dutch have sculpture by the North Sea too.
Googling the American sculptor Tom Otterness, after seeing his work by the beach in Scheveningen, I read that he once filmed himself shooting a dog, for an art film. It cost him some lucrative commissions. He apologised. Not good enough, say some of his critics. He killed the dog in 1977, when he was 25. Is all forgiven? Is it okay to enjoy his work now? Continue reading
Photographing sculpture ought to be a pushover. Someone else has already done the hard work and, if they’ve done it well, we amateurs just need to point and shoot to get a satisfying result.
Anybody can do that, and millions of us do. The hard thing is to find an original angle. Continue reading
This is a very manageable photo challenge for a P-plate snapper like me.
I have trouble controlling depth of field and getting the right balance of light and dark – all that tricky technical stuff.
I do however know a good shape when I see one. Anything outlined against a glorious sunrise is worth pulling out the camera for. After that it’s just point and shoot. Continue reading
One of the highlights of our Sydney year opens this week. The annual Sculpture by the Sea attracts hundreds of thousands of people to walk the spectacular clifftops between Bondi Beach and Tamarama. Along the way they stroke their chins, point, smile and pass expert and non-expert judgement on more than 100 works of art.
Anything would look good perched up here with the crashing surf as a backdrop, though competition to enter the event is extremely hot and the works chosen from around the world are of the highest quality. Continue reading