NEW EXHIBITION ANNOUNCEMENT – ‘COLOURS OF ICELAND’ AT THE WILDERNESS GALLERY

I am excited to announce the upcoming exhibition ‘Colours of Iceland‘ at the Wilderness Gallery at Cradle Mountain in Tasmania. The exhibition opens in the afternoon of December 2nd 2011 and will run for most of 2012. ‘Colours of Iceland’ includes approximately twenty four of my favourite and most evocative photographs from Iceland. Included amongst the photographs is the winning photograph in the World Extreme Environment People’s Choice Award ‘Blue Berg’; which also won Gold at APPA and one of the semi-finalist photographs ‘Well of Life’. Also amongst the collection are several other award winning photographs taken during my trip to Iceland in 2010 and some I have not yet displayed online. Each print has been made on Moab Somerset Museum Rag and will be available for purchase in Limited Signed Editions in various sizes directly from the Wilderness Gallery. I will post a complete catalogue of the photographs on display before I leave for Antarctica in November this year.

Burning Berg

If you have not yet visited the Wilderness Gallery I would encourage you to do so. The setting is wonderful with the gallery located not ten minutes drive from the spectacular Dove Lake at Cradle Mountain. Luxury accommodation is available at the nearby Cradle Chateau; or if you prefer a more toned down level of accommodation there are many nearby Bed and Breakfasts to choose from. The Wilderness Gallery is a purpose built showcase for photography with more than ten rooms of photography on display. Unfortunately I will be unable to make the opening of the exhibition in December as I will be in Antarctica; but I look forward to attending when I get back. Hope you can make it.

APERTURE ACADEMY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE MONTH SEPTEMBER 2011

Each month the International Aperture Accademy features a selected individual professional photographer on their website in the form of a question and answer interview. It is an opportunity to hear what other professional photographers have to say on various topics as well as being an outlet for them to tell their personal story and discuss interesting elements of their photographic career. In August this year Art Wolfe who has been one of my personal inspirations was featured on the Academies website and I am pleased to announce that I am following on as the September Photographer of the Month. My feature and interview is available HERE.

The photograph below was taken at the Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon in Iceland during my trip last year and was provided courtesy of Tim Gray Photography. Tim, you caught me in a moment of contemplation in this frame – It is one that holds wonderful memories of the time I spent at the lagoon.

GODAFOSS – PHOTO OF THE MONTH SEPTEMBER

Sticking with the waterfall theme the photograph of the month for September is the waterfall ‘Godafoss’; which literally translated from Icelandic means ‘Waterfall of the Gods’. Godafoss is one of Iceland’s most beautiful and easily accessible waterfalls. The waterfall is formed by the cascading glacial waters of the river Skja’lfandafljo’t; which has cut a horseshoe canyon through the rock forming the shape of the falls. Despite the fact that Godafoss is smaller than many of Iceland’s famous waterfalls it is strikingly beautiful and was one of the many locations I had been really looking forward to visiting and photographing. As fate would have it the Gods would smile on my visit to Godafoss and deal an amazing hand with some of the most stunning light I have experienced for landscape photography. A higher resolution version of this photograph can be seen in my Iceland portfolio at www.jholko.com. If you enjoyed this post and photograph please hit the share button and share it with your friends.

DIARY DATE: PHOTO PLUS NEW YORK OCTOBER 2011 – MOAB AND LEGION PAPER PRINT DISPLAY

A Diary Date to Note: If you are attending Photo Plus in October this year in New York please be sure to get along and see the good folks at Moab and Legion Paper; who will be displaying a number of Fine Art prints from their Moab Masters including my Gold Award winning Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA) print at their booth. The print is being made on Moab Somerset Museum Rag on a Canon IPF8300 Large Format printer and will be a giant 44″ x 54″ inches. This will be the first time I have exhibited my work in the USA and it is exciting to be displaying work in conjunction with Moab. I believe samples will also be on show of all Moab and Legion papers products. I cannot attend due to prior commitments in Australia but look forward to hearing from those of you who are going along. It should be quite a show.