Centred on Dykgraaf’s remarkable photoshop manipulation of his own original images, Terraform invites intimate attention to vanishing species and explores the limits and interconnections of the world.
Dykgraaf’s works amaze and inspire curiosity. Remarkably lifelike, his creatures gaze back at the viewer, and with delight intricate details are revealed upon close inspection. What is thought to be the dark scales of a belly of a snake, is in actual fact rock. What is thought to be the pink feathers of a Flamingo, are the red leaves of autumn. These visual tricks are not obvious, and Dykgraaf’s careful balance between imagination and real life suspends disbelief.
The exhibition is hosted by East Hotel Kingston, and will be on display in the Foyer space until the 11th March 2020.
15th February: Join Dykgraaf for a half-day workshop exploring how to create composite digital images that re-imagine nature photography. After a brief introduction to his work, Josh will lead you through Photoshop image manipulation, creating fantastical reflections on threatened species. Using petals as wings, or scrub for fur, by the end of the day you will have produced a beautiful composite image. For this workshop you will need existing basic Photoshop capabilities. Visit photoaccess.org.au/learn to sign up for the class.