Capture Magazine Annual – Emerging Talent – Nov/Dec 2009
New Discoveries feature in the Jan/Feb issue of Capture Magazine. And a great way to mark the end of my 1st year working in Melbourne.
Born and raised in Northern Ireland, Gary Annett studied Industrial Design at the University of Ulster and Desktop Publishing at Wesley College in the United States. After graduating he focused his attention on a collection of limited edition prints of Belfast, his home city, and his first solo exhibition ‘Dark Days’.
Now based in Melbourne, Annett has just finished projects for Little Wonder Design Company and St Michael’s Uniting Church and continues to devleop a body of work that reflects his passion for photography and digital imaging while also assisting other professionals in the industry.
Annett says that he finds himself drawn to the ever-changing play of light in the natural and man-made environment – always looking for opportunities that capture a passing moment of time or an image that transforms the everyday and ordinary into something special, something unique.
“I believe strongly in introducing a human element into my work”, Annett says, “giving the viewer a sense of scale and a way into the image – a heart and soul so that they can relate.” With many of Annett’s images, he strives to “transform rather ordinary places through the use of light.” Ultimately, he hopes that “perhaps as photographers we can help people see the world differently through our images and our stories”.