A solo exhibition by Simm Steel

Amongst many accomplishments, Simm Steel is an award winning lighting designer, specialising in museums and heritage projects. He studied photography at Sydney College of the Arts and is on the Vivid judging panel. He has written numerous articles and contributed to various publications and is currently a lecturer at the University of Sydney.

Art Exhibition previously on at MAY SPACE in Waterloo precinct, New South Wales, Australia.
From Wednesday 19 June 2019 to Sunday 14 July 2019

April 16 2010 87.29kb (impressionist parklife1) image

Published by MAY SPACE on Wednesday 01 May 2019.
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Without a camera in hand, I realized my Nokia 6300 actually had a camera and, terrified that I would miss any fleeting image, began to use its small digital eye to capture what might be lost forever. I didn’t believe anything could ever come of these tiny images and the sole purpose of using this ‘camera’ was to remind myself to return to the scene, as it were, and take the ‘real’ shot – a ridiculous task – and so began the archive of when all was lost and found.

Not only could avoid the technological imperfections, but the resulting images were becoming defined by them. I was forcing the mechanism to look at close range into and through paint, dirt, scratches, water, questioning what is and what is not.


409b George Street Waterloo NSW Australia 2017