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Title

Silver gulls, Port Kembla

1982
printed 2000


Artist

Ian Dodd

Australia

1937 -


About

The photographs of Ian Dodd are rich in lyrical beauty and a sensuality not often associated with the documentary genre. Dodd was born in Sydney in 1937 and has worked extensively throughout his career spending time as an illustrator, as well as an art director for a major magazine publisher. The stylised nature of his photographs also suggest an illustrative quality. Some of his works, abstract the familiarity of nature to create highly aestheticised images. In 'Silver gulls, Port Kembla' 1982 the picture actually appears to flatten as the landscape recedes into the distance, the forms of the gulls becoming mere white patches on a vertical plane. There is a particular lustre to his photographs: Dodd's use of contrast is dramatic, with bright whites and deep blacks dominating and imbuing his photographs with a poetic radiance.


Details


Dates

1982
printed 2000


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

gelatin silver photograph


Edition

print no.1


Dimensions

19.7 x 29.7 cm image; 27.5 x 40.3 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated c. verso, pencil "...1982/ ...February 2000 .../ .../ Ian Dodd ...".
Signed l.r. sheet, ink "Ian Dodd".


Credit

Purchased with funds provided by Perpetual Trustees, Sydney 2000


Location

Not on display


Accession number

156.2000


Artist information

Ian Dodd

Works in the collection

5


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Natasha Bullock, Australian postwar photodocumentary, Sydney, 2004. no catalogue numbers