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Wednesday, 9 July 2014

A CELEBRATION OF SOARING

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MARK DRYSDALE

“The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings,” said the author J.M. Barrie. Photographer Mark Drysdale has a perfect appreciation of that faith. He masters the fine art of capturing light and balances it with the skill and patience needed to capture birds in the perfect expression of flight.

 

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MARK DRYSDALE has been involved with photography most of his life, educated in the Eastern Cape, he lives in Johannesburg and regularly frequents his home in Dullstroom. He left the mainstream of industry to pursue his passion for photography about 5 years ago. His philosophy about imagery is wonderfully insightful: “Light is the essence of all images. It’s quality defines the emotional and physical aspects of photography. The subject is the vehicle, which we use to illustrate that light. It can be warm or cool, soft or harsh, vivid or muted. When the light and subject intersect, they can compliment or contradict each other and how we portray that through the lens depicts who we are. It is the perfect point when the two elements come together to form a scene that is greater than either of them individually.” Mark demonstrates this philosophy in the series, IN FLIGHT, a celebration of birds on the wing that will make you want to soar. Click here to see more of Mark Drysdale’s work

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