Studio Visit with Kerry Fragar
Kerry works from home in a bright sunlit room at the front of her house, which is perfect for a showroom. Sun streams through the blinds directly into her eyes as she works on the desk top, needless to say the blinds are closed while the images are being processed to avoid this. The room is dotted with photography memorabilia and knickknacks. Some classic, old-school cameras bought on ebay sit atop a cupboard housing the functional cameras as a tribute to the evolution of photography. A collection of her mum's old photography books are piled on a side table, Candid Photography with High Speed Flash is filled with great tips on how to candidly create a candid moment with a full studio set-up..... So candid....
We pull out the prints just delivered from a printer in Brisbane. They look and feel beautiful on the archival fine art cotton rag paper. Vibrant colours, crisp lines and luscious textures and patterns are the common themes of the series. The photographs are a collection of Kerry's work over the past few years, taken in Australia and abroad. The aim of the exhibition is to have the audience reflect on their perceived place in the world as they move through the images.
Kerry started her own photography company, Perspective Photography three years ago and has just taken the plunge to work as a photographer full time. You won't find any wedding photographs in her hard drive, she just isn't interested. Fine art photography is her passion but she also loves working as a commercial photographer. Lately, her commercial work features large, heavy, industrial landscapes and machinery. Acid oranges, reds and blues jump from the computer screen highlighting the machines in their habitat. Such masculine work for such a dainty, mild mannered ballerina.
Perspectives is Kerry's first solo exhibition and will showcase the kind of work she loves doing. The exhibition will be on show from October 1st - 18th with an opening night on Friday October 2nd 6-8pm. We'd love to see you there!