Arshdeep Matharu – New Zealand Fine Art Photographer.. of sorts.

Personal Project – Impressionist Landscapes

It is hard for me to put the definition in words – but let  me try. Impressionism, to me at least, is a form of art that conveys an emotion without the distraction of details. It is the expression between the lines. In elementary terms, it is photograph attempts to make an emotional impression on the viewer. I’ve always enjoyed impressionist photography but almost always rejected it as ‘not really photography’ or just as bit of a joke. It is […]

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Gold Coast Streets

Recently, I had a chance to travel to Gold Coast on a holiday. These images were taken during the trip. Let me know what you think of them!

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Monochrome Auckland Downtown

One of my earliest memories when it comes to photography is looking at night images of light trails cast by moving vehicles. This memory became my inspiration for the personal project that I am currently working on. I am yet to name it, but it involves shooting Auckland landscapes at night in a manner different to how I have shot them before. I have decided to make all the images in this project black and white and cropped to square. […]

Are You Making or Taking Your Photographs

Are you making your photographs or simply taking them? It’s a seemingly very subtle change in vocabulary but when it comes to creative process, they are completely two different frames of mind. Taking photographs Taking in the context of shooting photographs implies passiveness and lack of involvement in the process. Taking what’s there – so to speak – act of simply recording what’s there. If you believe that’s how photography should be – recording of the moment then that’s fine. […]