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Wood Duck Shooting - photographic exhibition by Robert Agostino

At only 18 years of age, Robert’s work (and work methods) prove him to already be a confident and dedicated artist. Wood Duck Shooting shows Robert’s strong ability to make photographs from his innate surroundings, after which he devotes hours of darkroom time to make his negatives into finely handcrafted photographs on paper. Robert’s subjects are transformed into grainy shades of grey and lustrous, silvery blacks, which produce this young artist’s coherent photographic style.

Robert Agostino says of his work:

“This set of 25 images was taken in the period between 2011-12 in Canberra and New South Wales. Within the six months that the pictures were made, I experienced considerable growth in my knowledge of the photographic medium as well as my personal philosophies. The photographs in this series are the results of shooting purely on emotion. The final series, and story, only became apparent to me once the photographs had been placed together. To me, this series of images represents a time of leaving home and starting to live with a nomadic state of mind. The photographs are a personal document of this time.”

Images from Wood Duck Shooting are gelatin silver photographs printed by the artist, in an edition of 5 + 2 Artist Proofs. A limited edition artist book is also available.

Works are available for viewing at The Photography Room website now.

Speaker/Host: Robert Agostino- Speech by David Chalker
Venue: The Photography Room - Upstairs at the Artist's Shed, 14 Foster Street, Queanbeyan
From: Friday, 7 September 2012 - 6:00 PM
To: Sunday, 30 September 2012 - 12:00 AM
Enquiries: Robert Agostino on 0423220690

"Sceaming Man" gelatin silver photograph, 2012
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