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Using his large format 4x5 camera, 33 year-old Sydney photographer Samuel Burns hides under a dark cloth to carefully compose his landscape photography on a ground glass, seeing the image up-side-down and back-to-front. He utilizes old fashioned dials and movements such as rise, tilt and shift to adjust and refine his composure.
Everything needs to be painstakingly perfect, and the wait begins once the film is carefully loaded.
The long exposure captures a series of events. Water flows, clouds pass by, light dances and their images are slowly painted onto his film. Samuel Burns has just launched a new website of over 35 of these contemplative, understated and quietly beautiful landscape images.
Samuel’s work is an ode to art lovers who don’t love art gallery prices, with limited-edition museum quality photographic prints starting from a modest $70.