Australian photographer Brooke Holm ‘Salt And Sky’ exhibition opens Thursday 23rd of June down at Modern Times in Melbourne. ‘Salt And Sky’ brings together Brooke’s amazing landscape photography with her keen eye for linear compositions in a series that depicts the salt fields of Western Australia.
Brooke is interested in both the tension and bond that exists simultaneously between humans and the natural world. The salt field landscapes that she captures are based within the UNESCO Heritage site of Shark Bay and in her eyes provide “a visually stunning example of nature and human intervention entwined.” Shot from above, the salt ponds and harvested fields create graphic compositions with painterly textures in ice-cream hues.
Brooke masterfully utilizes minimal composition, while also creating images that are rich in detail and sensory experience.
“At a distance they can be enjoyed as pure studies in color and composition but on closer inspection the smooth, creamy and powdery textures of the works are palpable as is the sensation of a breeze as it whips up the surface of the ponds,”
says exhibition curator and Modern Times director Amy Malin.
Exhibition Dates: 23 June – 7 July 2016
Modern Times – 311 Smith Street, Fitzroy