Exhibition: Steve Tester – The Contact Print
Acme et al Gallery, Yarra Glen, Victoria
until 21 September 2014
THE CONTACT PRINT is a photographic exhibition of images captured using a large format camera and hand-printed using traditional palladium/platinum and photogravure processes.
In these prints, the landscape and architecture of Central Victoria have been beautifully preserved and printed in methods that capture the delicate detail and tonality of these subjects.
Stephen Tester is a fine art photographer and printmaker. He has a passion for landscape photography and is attracted to photograph those places he connects to and engages with. His use of film, particularly with large format view cameras, and hand coated papers using palladium, platinum and gold provides the means to create unique, individual photographs unconstrained by proprietary processes. Living in central Victoria Stephen is attracted to the historic nature of the architecture of the the gold rush period that continues to define the characteristics of many towns today.