image: Gunnie Moberg. This favoured close in Stromness features in several of Gunnie’s photographs of the town.
Simplicity can be a complicated thing to convey. Gunnie Moberg strived for simplicity, it was the standard she set herself.
In an interview with Pam Beasant in 2004 for Northwords Gunnie said:
I always tried to take pictures that were simple and clean. From the air you lose one dimension, but in the landscape you always have three and that clutters up my pictures sometimes – it’s very hard to get that clean line…. It has to do with space..
Continuing a friendship with the Orkney Camera Club we set them a challenge – to communicate simplicity. The brief was entirely open, the only limitation was a maximum of three submissions per photographer. No selections were made, every image is part of the show.
The results are shared with you in this online exhibition. Congratulations Orkney Camera Club!
Exhibiting photographers (in alphabetical order): Fraser Dixon; Sydney Gauld; Steve Henderson; Adele Lidderdale; Anna Lidderdale; Karen Miller; Tom Nimmo; James Stead; Carly Tait & Tim Wright
FRASER DIXON Field Geometry
FRASER DIXON Stacked
FRASER DIXON Wrought Iron
STEVE HENDERSON Form an orderly queue
STEVE HENDERSON Gannets, Noup Head
STEVE HENDERSON Shapinsay in the mist
ANNA LIDDERDALE View from a WWII gun battery on Shapinsay
ANNA LIDDERDALE Buttresses of an old barley store, Ness Farm, Shapinsay, Orkney
ANNA LIDDERDALE Salt evaporation ponds in French region of Camargue
KAREN MILLER Between the cracks
KAREN MILLER Sunlight
KAREN MILLER The gatepost
TOM NIMMO watery green simplicity
TOM NIMMO Deerness Shore Simplicity
TOM NIMMO Across the bay simplicity
CARLY TAIT Moody Sky over Scapa Flow
CARLY TAIT Patterns in the sand, Rackwick
CARLY TAIT Spring buds
TIM WRIGHT Going down or coming up
TIM WRIGHT Sugar Mountain
TIM WRIGHT Swirl