You know we love to post about exotic locations and crazed crocodile fighting maniacs but some of the best stories are right under our noses. Check this – just amazing hand crafted furniture. Adam Cruickshank’s designs are always a real pleasure for us to have in the studio. On his last trip to the ‘smoke he was introduced our new home on Hamersley Road taking pics for his then upcoming exhibition. There are always challenges photographing furniture. The first is actually for Adam, as everything is semi-deconstructed, wrapped up and loaded into a van. Then it’s trucked from Dwellingup up to see us. In the rain. From there one of the main challenges (after getting some of the larger pieces through the door) is resisting photographing every possible angle. Working with shape, form and light is one of the most rewarding aspects of studio based photography. Just watching Adam’s pieces respond as we played with light on the surfaces was fascinating.
I went down to see the sights and society at Adam’s exhibition opening at Square Peg in Fremantle. His catalogue, a nifty little green fold-out piece designed by Judy from Paco, is chock full of supersized postcards. Seeing how our pictures are used out in the real world is (almost) always gratifying.
Go check it out yourself. Adam Cruickshank’s exhibition is on at Squarepeg, 17b Blinco Street, Fremantle until September 9 2012.