Lauren Bamford and Stephanie Stamatis

“Forget your perfect offering. There’s a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” —Leonard Cohen Lamington Drive is pleased to present Calamine; a photographic exploration of technique and patience.

Art Exhibition previously on at Lamington Drive in Victoria, Australia.
From Thursday 29 September 2016 to Saturday 15 October 2016
Launch Wednesday 28 September 2016, 6-9pm

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Published by Lamington Drive on Friday 23 September 2016.
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Calamine is a collection of photographic prints by Lauren Bamford and Stephanie Stamatis. This series of studio still life experiments marries the artist’s photography and styling practices, exploring lighting techniques, form, composition and patience.

Referencing the work of Florence Henri, an underrated female photographer from the 1930’s, Lauren and Stephanie have sought to create images via processes which are a departure from their own comfort zones; and the antithesis of the thousands of ‘perfect’ images created every day for the commercial world.

The works are composed of objects selected for their aesthetic and sentiment, hand printed in the darkroom to produce an edition of 1/1 and then colour toned by hand to create another layer of unique character. Each print in Calamine is purposefully inimitable and a pure celebration of imperfection.

Lauren Bamford is an Australian photographer, based in Melbourne. Through a variety of documentary, portraiture and still life photography, Lauren has developed a unique aesthetic and confident approach to her work.

Stephanie Stamatis is a stylist and creative director, based in Melbourne. Beginning her design journey as an interior designer, Stephanie’s search for beauty has lead her to a more personal form of storytelling.

Join us for an opening reception with the artists on Wednesday September 28, 6-9pm. Calamine continues until Saturday October 15, 2016.