Neil Dawson (born 1948) is a prominent New Zealand sculptor. His best known works are large-scale civic pieces crafted from aluminium and stainless steel, often made using a lattice of natural forms which between them form a geometric whole.
Dawson’s sculpture is individual, unique and easy to recognise. In fact his sculptures flout convention in their lightness of feel, their transparency and their escape from the conventions of earthbound pedestal-based display.
Take a Peek Into the Large Format Photography Process
If you’re among those who want to know about the equipment and processes involved in taking large format photographs, a short film by Ledicia will surely delight you. Photographer Luis Placido shows us what goes on into a making a 20 × 25 (or 8″ × 10″) print, as well as the fascinating gear used to take these beautiful and highly detailed photographs.
"In our consumer society, branded commerce and large company structures dominate. Nonetheless, in London, where I live, small independent businesses still exist, continuing to operate in a way that is in stark contrast to corporate culture. Perhaps a city like London, with its large and diverse population, offers an environment particularly well suited to the survival of such places, where space and service are personal and wares and tools have a tangible connection with individual histories.
In 2007, I started a photographic project about people who run such businesses. It was to be an addition to my portfolio, an excursion into portraiture that I had planned to complete in a few months. Instead, I continued to photograph shops and workshops, shopkeepers, and craftsmen and -women for the following six years.
I was curious about people, who, despite unglamorous routines, take pride in their work and have a sense of themselves closely linked to their occupation.”