This series is a commission by Ok Tedi Mining Limited to create a series of traditional dance images to hang in the international and domestic airport at Tabubil in Papua New Guinea. The final images were printed large scale onto resin.
Volcano - Papua New Guinea
Tavurvur Volcano is situated on the shore of Simpson Harbour on an island in the north of Papua New Guinea. In 1994 the volcano erupted all but wiping out the the nearby town of Rabaul and the surrounding villages. The traditional owners of the land still mark their territory with makeshift fencing as they seemingly wait for nature to return the surrounding area to green vegetation. However, this area is located on a “rim of fire”. No one knows if there will be another eruption before the new growth arrives.
Boy From PNG
Lynton Crabb lived in Papua New Guinea as a teenager and returned there as an adult a number of years later.
During this visit, he was inspired to photograph the country and its people for his exhibition, The Boy from PNG.
He returned to PNG to complete the material for the exhibition and spent two weeks photographing around Mt Hagan in the PNG highlands, Madang on the northern coast, New Ireland and in Port Moresby.
The 25 photographs selected for the collection were produced using a combination of traditional and digital techniques.
The exhibition captures the lifestyle of the PNG people as well as their personality and emotions.
“The photographs are about the people and their close relationship with the land and the sea, and reflect a new culture born from the integration of traditional and western lifestyles," Lynton said.
The Papua New Guinea Collection is being exhibited at various galleries and was shown at the National Gallery of Korea as part of its Photo Trionale.
Aeroplane Light Trails
Long exposures from the runways at Tullamarine airport Melbourne......continuous movement. Ant trails circumnavigating the planet.
Urban Growth - An ongoing observational series documenting man made elements which appear as if they evolved from the earth organic way.