Australian Photographer Colin Talbot comes to the Memphis Camera Club Oct. 26, 2017. A prolific photographer and exhibitor, Talbot will discuss the creative thought processes that lead to outstanding photographs, including pre-visualization, creative portraiture and light painting.
Talbot, a self-taught artist, had long dabbled in photography until five years ago when American friends visiting Australia left their camera, camcorder and all their honeymoon images in a taxi. Talbot spent the next 18 months recapturing the images they had cherished.
That experience changed his life. The "camera has hardly left my grasp since," he says. His gallery at http://bit.ly/2hpAV3M reflect his all-consuming passion for photography with dozens of images of the Australian outback and American southwest, including a golden dawn over Green Island off the coast at New South Wales, the soft shades of magenta and rose in Arizona's Antelope Canyon, and the steep cliffs and iconic limestone towers along Victoria's rugged, windswept coast.
Talbot also portrays the animals of Australia such as the Gippsland Water Dragon and two Rainbow Lorikeets ablaze with color and laughing at the world. In addition, there is an album of his fanciful light paintings, each one beckoning the viewer like neon in the night.