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Worlds Apart - An Exhibition by Matthew Shepherd

BY The Channon Gallery | 07-Dec-2014
Matthew Shepherd's photography explores the opposition of the aquatic and terrestrial worlds, while evoking an ethereal commonality in both. His work captures subjects that are both known and uncertain, each possessing and offering an emotional connection. Matthew uses his eye and his camera to create his work, eschewing Photoshop in favour of his camera settings and old-fashioned framing - with amazing results. @thechannongallery #photography #scenicphotography #artoutsidecities #artexhibitions
Since Matthew Shepherd’s last exhibition at The Channon Gallery over a year ago, his work still engages and attracts favourable comments (and sales) by people from all around Australia and a quite a few from overseas. Matthew has been travelling extensively since then - both in this country, including the Kimberley and other points west - and overseas in Micronesia, the wilds of South America and the glacial waters of the North America. His portfolio of sublime photography has continued to build and expand with images of street-life in far-off villages and human faces, but his art form and his artistic eye, remains primarily focussed upon his passion for landscape and the sea or other aquatic environments. 

This is the subject of Matthew’s latest exhibition, which shows a further transition in his artistry in capturing and expressing the essence of his subject matter - playing with light and composition; detail and broader scale character of the ‘worlds’ that his lens and eye explores. Matthew's photography explores the opposition of the aquatic and terrestrial worlds, while evoking an ethereal commonality in both. His work hovers around the meniscus that separates them and the transitions that sometimes occur in the environments that he has experienced - transitions from solid to liquid to vapour. 

 Matthew is still a young photographer - in his mid-twenties - but his experience and passion for his art form continues to drive amazing work - work that is a function of his eye, his camera and its settings, not Photoshop! Matthew's exhibition runs from 13 December 2014 to 11 January 2015.