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Megalopolis - Landscapes: Barney Meyer, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne Australia, Oct 22, 2010 by John Warkentin

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Oct 22, 2010
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288 Frame Bracketted Pano Shot on Canon 7D with 45mm TS-E Lens
24 Col x 4 Row Pano
1/4, 0.6 and 1.6 sec at F8 and ISO 100
Image Size = 65175 x 14613 pixels

The 3 different exposures were stitched and hand blended with masks to yield this finished version.

Information about the Canvas Printed Panos presented in this Gallery Pano:

Megalopolis ‐ Landscapes: Barney Meyer

Melbourne based photographer Barney Meyer’s training as an engineer and involvement
with renewable energy projects makes him acutely aware of the effect of man on the
environment and his minimal interest in the future of his home planet.

The image "On The Beach" advertising this photographic exhibition at Brunswick
Street Gallery references Nevile Shute's 1957 post‐apocalyptic novel, set in Melbourne. An
aircraft is searching for the source of a mysterious and incomprehensible radio signal, firing
off defensive flares to avoid attack from automatic air defence systems which continue to run
off generators as long as the fuel lasts.

Megalopolis describes the sprawling urban conurbations in which we choose to live and
work, vast cities which create huge demands on resources and in return produce few
tangible goods.

With photography we seek to capture the present. “But the present does not exist: It is an
illusion, an evanescent borderline of the future suddenly turning into the past.” (Philippe
Halsman)

Taking this idea with him to scenes of industrial activity, building sites, modern
developments, little laneways covered in graffiti and derelict buildings, with his camera
Barney records these fleeting instants to pictorialize the timeline of new
development, progress, history, decay and rebirth of Megalopolis. His artwork is
intertwined with entropy, as we all are...

These images will outlive all of the scenes that they capture.

Not concerned with creating images that exactly represent the linear perspective that
narrow human vision delivers, he explores how the camera and mathematical techniques
can be used to show reality in new ways which immerse the viewer in the scene: the
reversal of gravity and the confusion of up and down, the pulling forward of usually small
details scribbled on the ground, and the figuration of the horizon or silhouette.

Many of these images have no “up” or “down”, look at them from any orientation that
pleases you.

barneymeyer.com Will open in a new tab or window barney.meyer@ozemail.com.au

The Brunswick Street Gallery will be showing Barney's work from Oct 22 to Nov 4, 2010
322 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
10am-10pm 7 days a week
Phone: 0419 390 478
Email: mark@brunswickstreetgallery.com.au
bsgart.com.au Will open in a new tab or window/


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