Auckland Festival of Photography 2021: Stuart Clook | Precious Landscapes | Studio 541, Mount Eden, Auckland.
An exhibition of handcrafted New Zealand landscape prints in platinum-palladium, carbon, gum-bichromate and cyanotype.
Clook uses these labour and time intensive historical processes for their subtle tonal range and luminosity to make his prints with atmosphere and mystery that will stand the test of time. “I love the mix of science and hands-on crafting a print over several days and sometimes weeks.”
Working with medium and large format film cameras, Clook’s prints are a unique expression of the beauty and the sublime that can be found in the NZ landscape where the viewer can find time for quiet and contemplation in today’s hectic modern world.