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Title

Silver gulls, Port Kembla

1982
printed 2000

Artist

Ian Dodd

Australia

06 Apr 1937 -

  • 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
    Copyright
    © Ian Dodd

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    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.

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