The Huw Davies Gallery at PhotoAccess in Canberra has had a makeover in preparation for the first of the gallery's 2014 member exhibitions, One Great Face.
PhotoAccess staff and friends have been busy sprucing up the joint for what should be a fun and engaging exhibition of portraits, opening on Thursday 8 May, 6pm.
For this exhibition I am showing a photograph that I was actually asked to make, by two friends who were on a night out in Canberra recently.
After we started talking and the man on the right found out I was a photographer, he asked me to make a portrait of him and his friend. When I replied that I didn't have a camera, he said that I must have a phone, which indeed I did. Reaching in to my pocket, it surprised me that I hadn't thought of using my phone camera to shoot a picture, although I had been using it more and more lately. After shooting six or seven pictures in (very) quick succession, I chose one and sent it to his phone immediately.
One good thing about using the phone camera and sending the image to him straight away is that now I have his mobile number. I can't remember either of these guys' names, so hopefully he replies to the text I just sent letting him know about the exhibition, and also asking what his and his friend's names are.
One Great Face
A PhotoAccess Members' Exhibition
Huw Davies Gallery
Manuka Arts Centre, Canberra ACT
Opening Thursday 8 May
Exhibition continues until 25 May