Life In The Shire
- A CALL FOR ENTRIES
Traveller Gerar Toye is hosting a competition to uncover a definitive collection of images from the Bellingen Shire. He is looking for the best natural and spontaneous photographic images of people being themselves in the shire. He will then choose the best entries to produce a pdf document styled in book format. Following the printing of an initial single copy which will be on show at the recently opened Global Gypsy Gallery next to Nexus Art Gallery at the Old Butter Factory in Bellingen. A kickstarter campaign will be launched to see if there is enough commitment to produce this as a hardback coffee table book. The book will be available as a pdf file on compact disc. If we can find some funding we may be able to have an exhibition of the best images.
We are looking for quality photographs in any medium of people of the shire doing what they do, including the River Festival, Global Carnival, the community markets and gardens or mum at home washing the dishes or reading to the kids, everyday people doing everyday things in the shire.
Drop off a maximum of your TEN best images down at the Global Gypsy Gallery at the Old Butter Factory in Bellingen. Images can be on cd, thumb drive or in print form.
Any prints left at the gallery will be available for collection by 1st Feb 2016.
Closing deadline for submissions is 1st december 2015.
Landscape photography is most welcome however the majority of the book will hopefully consist of people being themselves, having fun and doing what folk do in the shire. Natural lighting is prefered to flash photography, so get out there and shoot what you see.
The winning cover photo will receive a collection of gerar's global gypsy books and a complimentary black and white portait session taken by gerar toye at the gallery. All entries chosen for the book project will receive a free pdf file. It is not expected that you would have model release/ permission forms on application but these may be requested later.
Gerar Toye the photographic artist and film maker is also known as the Global Gypsy who spent twenty years roaming the planet taking spontaneous photographs, 'shooting from the hip' of strangers in the streets and then compiled these images into cards, six books and journals, each one accompanied by an inspirational insight from his own experiences which bring the image alive. He was also part of THE DAY IN THE LIFE OF NEW ZEALAND where 50 photographers captured life in NZ on 1 january 2000 to produce a book which is the inspiration for this project, however there will be no limits on when the images were taken.