Hi Mohammed. It’s not often I am compelled to give an image such a high score, but you have pretty much nailed the brief here. You have applied yourself technically to the problem and have come up with a very high quality image which I am sure your client will be pleased with. You clearly know your craft well and it shows both in your image and your technical data.
Hi Jackie. Congratulations on creating an image that I think really captures the essence of the seaside. I love your choice of tone is this image. It has a feeling of a time gone by. I also like the narrative you have set up - why is the man there? What is he thinking about? What is he contemplating as he looks at the ocean?
Recently I was asked to give an artists statement. I thought I would share.
Nick Egglington is an Adelaide born artist and graphic designer specialising primarily in fine art and commercial photography. Some of his major influeneces include Ansel Adams, Max Dupain, Bill Henson as well as some early German Expressionists.
At present Nicks main focus is illustrating both the natural and man made world through black and white photography highlighting the delicate play between darkness and light and its ability to spark emotion in people. Nick believes that although people are able to perceive colour, by removing it, one is able to interpret an image in either a positive or negative way thus removing ambiguity in the interpretation and transforming a “grey” world into one of simplicity and subjective interpretation.
In addition to being a practicing artist and graphic designer, Nick is also an ambitious fim maker. His current project “Beyond the borderline” focuses on the complexity of dysfunctional, and sometimes toxic gay relationships between two men. Through a documentary exploring his own personal experiences, Nick is hoping to examine his own motivations for forming such relationships, and what it is about them that becomes so addictive.
The film explores the relationship from beginning to end, from the initial intense courting, through to the inevitable and confusing conclusion - the breakup. Nick hopes the film will challenge and encourage the audience to question the dynamics at play when two males decide to engage in a gay relationship. Is it about love, or is it really about power and control? What are the real dynamics in a gay relationship? Through his film Nick hopes his “no bullshit” approach will open up dialogue on this often controversial and less talked about subject.
Hi Kelly. First off, congratulations on creating an amazing image. It is very Zen. When I first saw your image, I could image it hanging on my lounge room wall and contemplating it while deep in thought. You have successfully created an image that can be viewed either literally or as an abstract artwork. It almost comes alive before your eyes. You stated you wanted to capture the flow of water, well you are dead on brief and have successfully communicated this concept.
Hi Tomek. Well done on capturing a fantastic image. The image communicates a sense of peace and tranquility, and the light gives the image a very divine feel. I can almost sense the quietness in the place and can image meditating in one of the phews contemplating life, or perhaps just photography. I have always been a fan of shooting churches myself, simply because the buildings reflect amazing architecture and design.
Photo Critique by Nick Egglington Title: Kylah by Joanne McCarthy Rating: 7.9/10 Hi Joanne. Well done on a beautiful image of a lovely little girl. You clearly have a very good rapport with her given her intense gaze and focus in the photograph. Capturing children can often be quite the challenge, but it looks like she was a very good sitter and you have handled your camera well. Your choice to use black and white in this shot was an excellent choice as it has made her eyes and face the main focus of the photograph. I am sure a mother would be very happy to receive this image. Well done on an excellent image.