Presented by Skrambled Eggs
Reviewed 20 November 2014
Now in its fifth year, Skrambled Eggs is an exhibition of work by two-dozen photographers. The unique aspect of this exhibition is that every photograph has been taken using mobile technologies like a smart phone. After the photo has been taken no rules apply, so artists are free to use any post-production techniques including smart phone apps and filters.
According to the promotional materials, Skrambled Eggs is about photographing life in the middle of living it. It’s about having fun without boundaries, without expectations or justification. It’s about sharing the way we see the world, when we see it. Despite time moving so fast, we still have time to dream.
It is difficult to believe that some of these beautiful and interesting photos were taken with a phone and I would imagine that as each year passes the quality of phone cameras improves and will eventually make the purchase of a camera obsolete for all but the trained photographers.
Don Brice produced some standout work. His beautiful balance of colours in the pictures of his travels have a carefree holiday sensation that immerse you in a feeling reminiscent of childhood summer holidays and the happiest of times.
Sara Huffen’s work is rustic and charming. Sarah chooses her iPhone and iPad to take the photos and often uses the Hipstamatic app. Particular favourites are the Railway Dice and Manna Hill Station.
Victoria Berekmeri also produces some very fine work as does Juri Pali, whose New York picture of an old church with a foreground of glistening new skyscrapers provides a beautiful contrast.
Unfortunately at the time of reviewing some of the works were obscured by a temporary display for other events that were occurring in the venue.
Skrambled Eggs is proof that you don’t have to invest in expensive camera equipment to produce amazing quality photography. Instead, you require a good understanding of light, balance and colour, know how to use applications well, and have the ability to employ post-production techniques. Next time I holiday I’m leaving the camera at home.
Reviewed by Ceri Horner
Venue: Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace
Season: 9am to 5pm until November 30