Ambient by John Gitsham
Limited Edition Photography
ISBN: 978-0-6452995-3-3 (176pp A4)
AMBIENT is John Gitsham's second volume of his photography collection
Photography is a journey of chasing and painting with light and dark, the camera is just a box to capture latent images, whether they be on film or digital. It is up to the photographer to interpret what they see in pre- and post-production. Light is the most important component of photography: the way light falls on an object, a landscape, its various moods, and shades throughout the day. The creative process is within the artist and then reinterpreted by the viewer who may see something completely different from its original concept and intention.
John Gitsham shoots mainly in Black & White; it is his preferred medium in photography. For John Black & White shows the instinctive, the design and abstract in life, the image must hold up by itself and not rely on colour to give it impact. His images are ‘dark and moody’ in their appearance. He likes dark blacks and the full tonal range of greys to whites. And in some of the photos he uses a slight colour tone/tint to give the image a mood, but still retain the Black & White strengths and presences. His images are often pre-visualized, and some are montages of several images, some are older photos re-imagined and reworked, but most are found images as he journeys around with his cameras.
Ambient shows his love of the surreal, the abstract, the mystery of seeing images in a different way: different from how we usually see things in real life.
Ambient is beautifully presented on 150gsm sovereign silk paper and printed carbon neutral by Finsbury Press Adelaide.