An image of Manly Beach, Sydney, Australia, January 1985

Fiona Hall

(Australia 1953 – )

Manly Beach, Sydney, Australia, January 1985

Location
Not on display
Further information

'I could say that these pictures are about an obsessive Australian pastime. At the beach. Really, though, the concerns are simpler: an excuse, if one is needed, to work when light and space and attitude are open; where bodies and emotions are unveiled and made accessible; where the camera is given licence to divulge, yet does not intrude.' Fiona Hall 1986

This photograph was taken with a large-format camera, which produces fine detail and requires careful composition of the subject. Although such a process does not usually allow for spontaneity, Hall invests the images with a relaxed attitude and carefree spirit.

Year
1985
Media
Photograph
Medium
gelatin silver photograph
Dimensions
19.6 x 24.5 cm image; 20.3 x 25.2 cm sheet
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Hallmark Cards Australian Photography Collection Fund 1987
Accession number
376.1987
Copyright
© Fiona Hall