Bridgewater Mill which is undergoing a major transformation has invited leading Adelaide photographer Richard J Wood to display his captivating images of the Adelaide Hills for the first time.
Adelaide born and Bridgewater local, Richard who was trained by the New York Institute of Photography (NYIP), has been turning images from around the world into exquisite art for nearly four decades.
“My inspiration comes from the best in the business, world renowned landscape photographer the late Ansel Adams, who managed to bring out the emotion in every one of his images,” Richard says.
A Distinct Perspective of the Adelaide Hills Photography Exhibition, showcases 13 pieces of Richard’s stunning works all captured in the Adelaide Hills including a jaw-dropping image of the Bridgewater Mill’s iconic giant water wheel. (image attached).
“I love the richness and vibrancy of colour often seen in the works of Van Gogh and I use his paintings as a guide to what can be achieved when working with colours in photography.”
“If you merge five or six photographs taken at different intervals together, this is what really brings out the beauty of colours in an image.
“I also work on getting the contrast from shade and light just right in all my photographs, including an image I captured of a vineyard at Carey Gully during autumn.”
Bridgewater Mill’s new owner Nicolla Randall says the venue is delighted to host Richard’s works and feels the iconic building complements the Adelaide Hills theme of the exhibition.
“Richard’s images draw you in and you get lost in the beauty of what he has created. You actually think you’re looking at a detailed hand painting rather than an actual photograph,” Ms Randall says.
A Distinct Perspective of the Adelaide Hills Photography Exhibition
When: 9 April until 4 May 2015 (closed Tuesdays)
Where: Bridgewater Mill, 386 Mount Barker Road, Bridgewater
Time: 11am until 5pm