Fo­cused fan­tas­tic four

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Scott said he had thor­oughly en­joyed be­ing part of the ex­hi­bi­tion.

“It’s very in­ter­est­ing, the dif­fer­ent im­ages that we’ve cap­tured,” Scott said.

“When we brought the im­ages to­gether, it was like, ‘wow, they were very dif­fer­ent’,” he added.

“It’s also been a great thing to do, just to col­lab­o­rate with other pho­tog­ra­phers in town.”

He said his favourite spot to work out while he was putting his shots to­gether for the ex­hi­bi­tion was Lake Zwar­berg, be­cause of its “beau­ti­ful old ghost gums” and the fact it was a for­mer min­ing site.

“It’s quite an eerie old spot,” Scott said.

A pho­tog­ra­pher of over two decades’ stand­ing, as well as a graphic artist and web de­signer, Jerun Ter­laak said he jumped at the chance to be in­volved in the project.

Some of his most strik­ing im­ages in the ex­hi­bi­tion were cap­tured us­ing drone tech­nol­ogy, of­fer­ing a vastly dif­fer­ent per­spec­tive of fa­mil­iar lo­cal land­marks.

“I re­ally en­joyed it – you get some re­ally un­ex­pected an­gles, you nor­mally wouldn’t get from the ground,” he said.

“There’s a lot of colours, pat­terns and lit­tle de­tails.”

“It’s a com­bi­na­tion of tech­ni­cal skills and cre­ative skills,” he said of the use of drones in pho­tog­ra­phy.

Jerun said that as well as the pho­tos all hav­ing been taken and printed in the re­gion, the frames them­selves are also uniquely lo­cal – made by a North East crafts­man from tim­ber sal­vaged in the area, in­clud­ing pep- per­mint gum sal­vaged from Stan­ley.

Like Scott, Jerun said Lake Zwar­berg was his favourite spot of the four lo­ca­tions to pho­to­graph.

“It looks so oth­er­wordly, es­pe­cially from the sky,” he said.

He said that as pho­tog­ra­phy can be such an in­di­vid­ual pur­suit, he loved work­ing with oth­ers in the col­lab­o­ra­tive ex­hi­bi­tion.

“To col­lab­o­rate with oth­ers is just fan­tas­tic,” he said, ad­ding that pho­tograph­ing the lo­cal spots had whet his ap­petite to ex­plore and fur­ther pho­to­graph the North East.

The ex­hi­bi­tion, also a fea­tured part of the Beech­worth Arts Coun­cil’s Spring Arts Fes­ti­val, is lo­cated at the Old Stone Hall, 7 Church St, Beech­worth and runs through un­til De­cem­ber 2, with open­ing hours from 10am-2pm Thurs­day- Sun­day.

En­try is by gold coin do­na­tion and all art­works are for sale.

SUR­REAL: An image of Lake Ker­ferd from above, taken by Beech­worth pho­tog­ra­pher Jerun Ter­laak.

POW­ER­FUL: A photo Scott Hartvigsen took at Mt Pi­lot.

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