Silly name, cool concept, that’s Skrambled Eggs. With more than 350 years experience between them, the Skrambled collective pursue photography as their livelihood, their passion, their creative outlet and their heartache.
For two weeks only, opening on Thursday 28 November, eighteen creative professionals take part in an exhibition that allows – nay, encourages – each artist to roam freely and play with photography minus the chains of a client brief or living up to anyone’s expectations.
The twist? All pics are shot on mobile phones.
In 2010 Skrambled Eggs creator and professional photographer Ben Liew set himself the challenge of staging an exhibition of photos consisting entirely of pictures taken with his iPhone. It was a huge hit and he decided to share the fun and enjoyment with other professionals in the industry.
Ben says, “the first Skrambled Eggs was part of the SALA Festival in 2010 and there were half a dozen professional photographers involved. That eggs-panded to a dozen in 2011/12 and now this fourth installment in 2013 has eggs-ploded to a dozen and a half.”
“The philosophy of Skrambled Eggs has always been that you don’t need expensive professional gear to have a great time with photography, it’s about working with what you have available to you, and these days, who doesn’t have a mobile phone in their pocket? Skrambled Eggs is what happens when you put a trained eye behind one. ”
The one and only rule of Skrambled Eggs is that the original photo has to be taken with a mobile phone and after that the photographers are free to employ whatever post- production techniques they choose (if any).
Ben says, “the concept presents an interesting challenge to our photographers who can really have some fun with it. There are so many apps out there to play around with and different digital technologies. The finished work we are all presenting is completely different and it’s sure to be another great night!”
The Skrambled Eggs one and a half dozen includes: Alice Healy, Ben Liew, Brent Leideritz, Chris Oaten, Danielle Elliott, Don Brice, Drew Lenman, Edwin Niczynski, Gee Greenslade, Hilary Hann, Kate Pardey, Kerin Burford, Lesley Bourne, Lindsay Poland, Mandi Whitten, Mark Zed, Mike Lim and Sarah Long.
What: Skrambled Eggs Photo Exhibition
When: Opening Night: Thursday 28 November, 2013, from 5 pm- 2 weeks only!
Where: 177 Halifax Street, Adelaide
For more information please visit www.skrambledeggs.com