When he’s not selling CTP systems or chemistry-free plates to newspaper users, there’s another side to Fujifilm Australia’s Warren Hinder … his ‘still moments’. Indeed that’s the title of his new book and an exhibition of landscape photographs being launched in Katoomba next weekend by federal MP Bob Debus.
The show at the Nolan on Lovel gallery is the latest product of a passion for fine art photography, and parallels his career in the graphic arts. And while that career has moved on to digital from his beginnings as a litho camera operator, Hinder has stayed true to film for his private passion – Fuji’s Velvia and Provia, of course, teamed with a square-format Hasselblad or 35mm Leica.
The local Blue Mountains area is his inspiration, shot sometimes in colour but mostly black-and-white … with laborious darkroom time rewarded with the magic of watching an image “take form before your eyes as it sloshes about in the developer”.
Catch the exhibition from August 8-30, or visit his website at warrenhinder.com for a further insight into Hinder’s ‘still moments’. And for between $330-$425, you could have something to put on the wall, hand printed using fibre-based silver gelatine papers… and a passion for quality imaging.