As a photographer with a conservationist and preservationist approach to my work. I have now taken my passion to the next level where I am showcasing some of my work through the art of video.
Come on the journey…… FIND EMBRACE CAPTURE CONSERVE
FIND – I have worked closely with marine biologists and ecologists as they research what lies below the ocean or enter into the depths of the jungle, where I take you into their environment and you’re able to be visually captivated and mesmerized through the imagery I have created. EMBRACE and immerse yourself into the natural environments of my preferred wild life, where I have been able to record extraordinary unusual and rare marine life, such as the sea dragon, or enter the depths of the jungles of Sumatra and study the movements and habitats of the critically endangerd orangutans as well as being aware of their diminishing population. I am able to CAPTURE such unique and breathtaking imagery evoking emotions for all those watching my video. It’s easy to understand my passion and belief my work has always been to CONSERVE not only the beauty of our natural world but to allow the viewer to understand the need to protect what we have, so that nature and wild life can still remain untouched in their normal environment.
Join me on this journey, be captivated, mesmerized and transported by this nature filled tour from the deep blue oceans of the pacific, southern oceans of Australia and through the rapidly diminishing rain forests of Sumatra.
check out the links below to learn more about the organisations helping on the ground..
Dragons & Horses – An exhibition of photographs by Liam Lynch
An intrepid nature-lover and image-hunter, Australia’s Liam Lynch goes far from the beaten track to create his images. Lynch is also a devotee of the palladiotype photographic process, which requires another excursion far beyond the norm. This painstaking technique shows a dedication to the labour of printing that is rare today.
After weeks underwater communing with these unique animals, Lynch is soon elbow-deep in alchemy: paper stocks are hand-coated with emulsion, and chemicals mixed from scratch. As a result of the 19th century process used, the images look genuinely antique in many ways, reminiscent of Joseph Banks’ catalogues, or Darwin’s specimen collections. Each image is composed using underwater backdrops that are carefully manoeuvred behind the subject and lit to create a “studio like” feel.
Yet these works have a modern edge… Lynch combines the ancient palladiotype method with new technology and equipment to produce the final result. Using a contact printing method which requires a negative the same size as the final print, Lynch brings the raw files into a computer, then prints them out at the required size at high resolution on transparent sheets. The result is a high-quality negative ready for printing. The negative is then laid directly onto the paper and exposed to light, after which the paper can be developed into the finished print.
For Lynch crossing the line from machine-made to hand-made does necessitate a substantial commitment, and the work is certainly labour-intensive. But in the end, what unfolds before the eyes is no ordinary photograph. Each is a true work of art.
–Maree Coote, Author, The Art of Being Melbourne
Back in January earlier this year I decided to head over state lines to the South Australian Fleurieu Peninsula with a mission to capture images of the “Leafy Sea Dragon” as part of my latest series of soon to be exhibited palladium prints entitled “Dracones et Equorum” (Dragons & Horses).