Street Lite – Taking it to the streets with Greg Marsden

by AMBIENCE on August 25, 2014

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We’ve transformed the small corner of our showroom/studio at 416 Heidelberg Rd Fairfield into a temporary street gallery space. We’ll be showcasing various light art and light inspired pieces over the coming months. Our premiere lite version of a light exhibition is a series appropriately called ‘Street lite’.

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THE ARTIST
The first collection we are showcasing is of Sydney street photographer – Greg Marsden. Greg’s work is a fitting choice for us because it often explores the relationship between his subjects and light. Greg’s been documenting the streets of Sydney for a few years now and his personal story is just as fascinating as his work itself. A former US serviceman he travelled the world and found himself in Australia where he developed a passion for capturing everyday scenes – from the emotively mundane to the insane – through street photography. No doubt his background was an influence in not only his bold and candid approach to capturing some beautiful and sometimes confronting imagery but also his incredible observations. Find him on Instagram @hohum

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ILLUMINATION OF THE SPACE AND WORK
We looked at the illumination space as a whole entity and how it could complement the collection itself. So, we painted the surrounding area to emphasise the striking colours in the imagery. We produced an ambience designed lightbox measuring 2400mm x 1200mm. It features Tridonic slimline LED panels and LED Strip perimeter to accentuate the background and provide dynamic depth.

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To light the non-lightbox photography we used a combination of ten degree halogen and LED three circuit track spots, with low ultra violet lamps to protect the image. We also used RAAT framing spots to illuminate around the borders of the artwork.

So, if you’re cruising down Heidelberg Rd, make sure to take a peek.
Photography : Greg Stewart
Thanks To Evergreen Electrical for the install.

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