/ 2020 / Fine Art / Landscape
This collection explores the relationship between human infrastructure and the deserts of the UAE. Even when man has changed the landscape or left a human element, the photographs echo the beauty that can still be found among these collaborations. The desert is a hostile place where most life struggles to survive, but infrastructure can be found in order to facilitate human needs. The desert roads in this desolate place offer an indication of civilisation and life, other than the flora and fauna that scatter this almost un-inhabitable environment.
From a family of creatives, Anthony was always motivated to pursue a career in the arts, he attended art college and studied furniture and product design at university. His interest in photography was a combination of a number influences; when he was very young he travelled to grand vista locations such as the Alps, the UK's Lake District and the Highlands of Scotland, so started to build an appreciation for large open spaces. But it wasn’t until backpacking in Australia in 2002, that he discovered a landscape photographer by the name of Peter Lik who captures huge panoramic photographic landscapes – ‘he opened my eyes to what was possible with a camera.” Anthony has been heavily inspired by clean design, simple landscape compositions, serene ethereal photography, symmetry and balance. So, it always made sense to him that when compiling a photographic composition, the image should be simplistic and uncluttered. “I’ve always tried to incorporate stillness, seclusion and silence in my work and these elements reflect back at the viewer, drawing your interest deeper into the soul.” He has in infatuation with water, so you will see this appearing in a lot of his photographs. He’s also interested in capturing less recognisable locations to add more intrigue to the photograph, making the image more personal.
Anthony's intent is to produce photography that’s simple and easy to understand and by eliminating ‘noise’ by breaking the image into bite sized pieces. By using negative space in his photography, he intends to draw the eye into the main subject of the photograph. He loosely uses methods such as rule of thirds, leading lines, balance etc but aims to reduce the complexities of a subject to hold the viewers interest. This simplicity opens the door to self-interpretation and mood, similarly to that of abstract art and makes
Awards Recent Awards
2019 - Honourable Mention - 2 HM's in IPA Awards for Nature and Fine Art Minimalism
2019 - Winner - 1st Place Gold Winner in ND Awards - for Nature / Seascape
2019 - Winner - 2nd Place Silver Winner in ND Awards - for Nature / Trees
2019 - Honourable Mention - 1 HM in ND Awards - for Nature / Seascape
2019 - Honourable Mentions - 2 HM's in IPA Awards - for Nature and Fine Art Minimal
2019 - Winner - 2nd Place Silver Winner in the PX3 Prix De La Photograhie Paris Awards 2019 Nature / Landscape category
2019 - Winner - 2nd Place Silver Winner in the Fine Art Photography Awards in the Seascape category
2019 - Honourable mention - in the Fine Art Photography Awards in the Fine Art category