When people think of visual art, the first response is usually within the use of colour. Whether it’s from a traditional canvas, screen or photograph, an artworks layout of colour has a profound effect on the viewers final perspective, so much so, that it can even make or break shows. While painters use brushes, photographers use the many body and lens combinations (at the disposal) to capture the many milliseconds of life found on this among their subjects. And while the majority use the camera as a form of documentation, there are those looking to capturing more within their stilted frames. Melbourne’s Michael Danischewski is just one of these photographers, one who rarely repeats himself as he moves from one subject to the next. For his latest body of work, Blue Sky Roam, Danischewski lends his eye to the humidly dazzling landscapes of Morocco, launching out his of the typically monochrome work, onto a vivid new light.
Set inside Collingwood’s RVCA Corner Gallery, Blue Sky Roam, is another alluring display of images from this versatile image maker. His first collection brimming in all kinds of natural and human photos, the display contrasts a lot of Danischewski’s work we’ve seen in the past. Having found subjects in San Francisco, Japan and Australia, Northern Africa seemed like an unlikely place for the metropolis heavy shooter, but the change in scenery has only enhanced the quality of his work. Using Morocco’s incredible landscapes as a back drop and focal point, Blue Sky Roam is a collection of work that truly speaks for itself. Never ending landscapes meet with clear blue skies, as land and heavens meet, to form parts unknown. With empty space for miles and very few humans in sight, these images have their own natural beauty, as it showcases these barren lands with inquisitive adventure in toll. Contrasting images show the fittingly arid towns, along with the personalities that live within them, surrounded by the harsh dessert. Mostly void of personal charm, Danischewski presents these spaces with the same colourful inquisitive as the landscapes circling them. Collectively, it gives visitors a lot to explore, throughout it’s relatively small display, with even more at show in the accompanying book.
For more information on Blue Sky Roam and Michael Danischewski’s work, please visit the links below.
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