Seeing Part II

As part of my Camera 3 assessment (studying at the Centre for Creative Photography) I produced a new series based on the Uluru and Sydney Harbour Bridge images included in this set.  I deliberately played with the focal point, the figure/ground relationships, to create a unique (photographer’s) point of view …

My Artist Statement:




we all see

we all look


do we all see the same things in the same way?


anton chekhov said, ‘i have the feeling that i have seen everything, but failed to notice the elephants’


my photographic development is about seeing the elephants

seeing the angle, the pattern, the juxtaposition, the moment

watching light dance, change, reflect, highlight

exploring ways and views

stretching my technical and artistic skills


stephanie mills tells us that seeing is a gift that comes with practice


i have certainly practiced this term, refined my seeing, changed my perspectives

shot, reshot and shot again


this series represents 14 moments

captured in south australia, in march 2103


14 moments in iconic adelaide and surrounding places

14 moments where my photographer’s eye saw something unique, something others did not

14 moments where the main focus was less relevant than the colour or light or angle or aspect or object i framed

14 moments that the ‘where’ is there but not the focus


14 moments henry david thoreau would say illustrate his well known quote: it’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see


karen cornelius

26 march 2013

By Karen Cornelius

I'm Karen, an a avid photographer with broad interests. I particularly love to get in close, so you'll see a lot of macros shots. I am known for my crisp images, you'll see it across my range of work. Have camera .. will click!!

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