Kaleidoscope – exhibition of Australian landscape photography
Photographer Brook Rushton works meticulously to create windows into other worlds, windows where the viewer can leave behind their current reality and contemplate another time, another place.
For Brook, that means ”creating beautiful, evocative images which speak of the power and wonder of our natural world. The diversity and beauty of the Australian landscape never ceases to inspire me,” he says. ”I’m constantly seeking beauty in what we all-too-often view as common place.”
Brook’s photographic work has been published in National Geographic, The New York Times, Variety Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, The Los Angeles Times and The Sydney Morning Herald to name a few, along with various online publications.
His first photograph was exhibited in Canberra when he was only seven, and he continued to shoot and process his own work throughout his teens before discovering a love and passion for cinematography.
Following a Degree in Media Production at the University of Canberra and a Graduate Diploma in Media Arts and Production at Sydney’s UTS, Brook freelanced for young Australian directors as a cinematographer, making over 50 projects, ranging from short films and music videos, to documentaries.
After meeting Oscar-winning cinematographer John Seale in 2008, he went on to shoot location stills for John’s Prince of Persia in Morocco and London. Brook’s stills photography credits include the films Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, Tomorrow When the War Began, Killer Elite, Terra Nova and James Cameron’s Deep Challenge Project.
Brook shoots using a medium format digital camera, stating ”it’s incredibly important to me that I faithfully reproduce all the fine detail, delicate shades, tones and colour variations found in nature. I’m constantly striving to produce the highest quality, fine art work and images through every part of my practice and process.
In 2012, Brook left the film industry to focus on his own personal work, having ”rediscovered a love of photographing the natural world.”
Kaleidoscope is Brook’s first solo exhibition.
What: Kaleidoscope – photographs by Brook Rushton
When: 14 June – 28 July 2014
Where: Gallery Mercure
Mercure Hotel, Potts Point
Level 2, 226 Victoria Street (Right above Kings Cross Train Station)