Pause to reflect
Husband and wife photographic team Amanda and Craig Keesing have a new exhibition presenting 43 images which respond to the theme and exhibition title, Reflect.
The talents of the two photographers complement each other to present a wide range of responses.
Mr Keesing’s work is about the narrative of reflecting on a scene, while Mrs Keesing’s are abstract and ephemeral.
Mrs Keesing said they had both shared a passion for photography since their teens.
“We take all sorts of images, I have a particular fascination for reflection, patterns and close-up nature photos, while Craig likes to make images that cause the viewer to stop and think about the story behind the photo or to be reminded of similar times in their life,” she said. “Friends and family have enjoyed our photos over the years and we decided it was time to share them more widely.”
Mrs Keesing said they had chosen the theme Reflect as they both had works that responded well to the subject, but in different ways.
“I had time to enjoy the reflections, it was a beautiful day with no timetable,” she said.
“It is very special to have a day I can devote to photography.
“I could take water reflections all day long as they are ever-changing and always beautiful.”
Mr Keesing said his photo of the Cheynes II wreck in Princess Royal Harbour reminded him of a beautiful day floating around the wreck in his tinny.
“Long before the rust set into this steel hull, the industry which it represents was obsolete,” he said.
“The community’s expectations moved on and whaling became something from another era.”
The exhibition opened on September 16 with 70 people in attendance.
The photos are available to view until October 10 at the Western Australian Museum in Albany, upstairs in the Eclipse Building.
It is open from 11am-4pm daily, and from 1pm-7pm on Wednesday.
Anchored to the Past by Craig Keesing.
Yacht Rigging by Amanda Keesing.