Local photographer captures Buller
A STUNNING collection of photographs are being showcased in the newly opened ‘Buller Wide’ exhibition at Mt Buller’s Alpine Central this month.
The work of renowned local photographer Tony ‘Harro’ Harrington opens up fresh perspectives of Mt Buller through sweeping panoramic images, some captured from the air adding further drama to the photographs.
“I feel so fortunate to spend time here at Mt Buller where the views are always changing and the mountain is always providing a surprise, as weather and light changes minute by minute,” Harrington said.
“I hope the many people who love this place and have a connection to Mt Buller will be moved by these images.
“I can see these finding homes in lodges here on the mountain and also in homes or offices down in town, anywhere people want to keep a connection to the mountain.”
The images are shot in a wide format giving space to the scenes including soaring aerial perspectives of the resort, broad views that immerse you in the landscape and brilliant intricate detail.
Harrington is well known for his action photography and shots of skiers or surfers pushing the limits on the covers of magazines.
He explains his progression into landscapes by saying that he always captured landscapes and had been drawn to the power of waves and the majesty of mountains.
“I guess they’ve had less publication in magazines and the world of action sports so I’m enjoying this shift of my creative focus to landscapes and letting the environment be the centre of attention,” he said.
Harrington shoots up to a dozen images that are stitched into the wide panoramas, delivering incredible sharpness and detail in the images.
The large prints are available in a range of formats including acrylic face mounts and fine art paper prints.
“These are pieces that will hang in special places, so we make sure they shine and are museum quality,” said Harrington.
“They will stand the test of time and be passed down generations.”
Buller Wide will be on show at Alpine Central at Mt Buller from August 11-26 with all works available for purchase.
For a preview of the exhibition and more information go to www. harroart.com.
ICY: The photograph showing off the snow on Buller.