In Pursuit of Magic is named after a piece of graffiti Lloyd saw while travelling through Death Valley, California. This series presents some of the magical moments he experienced while travelling through California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah in the winter of 2017.
My series In Pursuit of Magic is named after a piece of graffiti I saw while travelling through Death Valley, California. It was a spray painted stencil on the back of a tourist information sign in the middle of a vast desert flanked by snow covered peaks. I may have missed it were it not for the black crow perched atop the sign. At first I was dismissive as I read the slogan which seemed like the sort of thing you might find as a bumper sticker on a Combi Van and then, much to my surprise, it started to resonate with me. The idea of being in pursuit of magic was actually the reason I was there in the first place and despite never having uttered the phrase before I could see it is as something that applied to my life in general and in particular to my photographic practice. This series presents some of the magical moments I experienced while travelling through California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah in the winter of 2017.
Ricky Lloyd is a Queanbeyan based photographer and visual artist who loves to create art through his photographic practice. With a Bachelor of Photography-Design, a Masters of Visual Arts and a decade of experience working as an imaging specialist at the Australian War Memorial, Ricky truly understands and is devoted to the craft of photography. Ricky is driven by curiosity, adventure, exploration and discovery. His art draws inspiration from the sciences, the natural environment, the world around him and numerous artists across a range of disciplines, times and places.
Artist In Conversation event with Ricky Lloyd, Claire Williams and Jennifer Minns
2pm, Sunday 10 December 2017