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Karoo CottageLawrance Brennon
A typical building of a bygone era in the harsh Karoo landscape.
The Karoo, formed as an ancient basin over 300 million years ago, is a land of legend, mystery and contrasts. The colour of its mountains and plains have been bleached by searing heat and the little moisture that accumulates soon evaporates. With annual rainfall ranging from 50mm to 250mm, the Karoo is indeed a living desert.
Despite the hostile conditions, flora and fauna have adapted and survive; but it is only with the early morning and evening light that this prehistoric landscape comes to life.
The palette of colours and hues that greet the photographer and artist has to be experienced to be believed and fully appreciated. “At first encounter the Karoo may seem arid, desolate and unforgiving, but to those who know it, it is a land of secret beauty and infinite variety.”
Eve Palmer. The Plains of Cambedoo
Interest in the Black & White medium has, for the last decade or so, enjoyed an unprecedented resurgence, particularly in fine art and décor circles. My black and white odyssey began some 55 years ago and this early interest in photography would eventually result in a life-long passion. Black and white was the accepted medium of the time as colour photography was extremely expensive and not as accessible. Stripped of the influence of colour, the Black & White image has to be pre-visualised in terms of shape, form, contrast and shades of black, grey and white.
In my Black & White work I adopt an interpretative approach and attempt to create images that are bold and full of contrast.
This image is signed, printed on 190 gsm fine art archival paper and is ready to frame. A signed certificate accompanies the print. The print is an open edition.
Size: 250mm x 160mm
25 in stock