PhotographerCraig Newell
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryMelbourne, Australia
Photo Date2016/2017
Entry Description

Bay Of Lights is a series of images that brings into reality Craig’s ability to manipulate the landscape as a result of camera technique. Craig places himself in the environment and intuitively captures what confronts him. Each location has its own idiosyncrasies and is a synthesis of elements derived from a variety of photographs to create Craig's vision. “Escaping to these environments and surrendering to their unique charm compels me to remove myself from any preconceived ideas of the end result." Photographer Craig Newell’s work spans over 20 years and is a fusion between two creative pursuits, the economical reality of commercial photography and the artists fascination with dreamlike imagery. Craig’s unconventional approach to his recent dreamlike imagery has led to the creation of a series of photographs that question the traditional practices and our own sense of reality.