South's stories go on show up north
Scenes from Southland will be on show in central Wellington this week, when photographic exhibition Three Short Stories goes on display.
Images by Te Anau photographer Graham Dainty will be exhibited at Photospace Gallery in Wellington for two weeks, collecting three short "stories", each told through 18 to 20 photographs.
The stories depict the remains of the Dog Island lighthouse settlement, a collection of empty shop spaces and the devastation of a burnt-out house.
Dainty has been taking photographs for about 30 years, but said Three Short Stories was his first serious solo exhibition.
Slightly nervous about how the exhibition setup would go, he was also excited to put his southern images on show, he said.
"It's a wee slice of Southland taken up north, which I'm quite proud of."
Although primarily a "wilderness photographer", Dainty said he always kept a look out for interesting photographic projects no matter what the subject matter.
"Something might just catch your eye it might be a shape or a subject."
Three Short Stories opens at Photospace Gallery in Wellington, running until September 30.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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