I am passionate about analogue and 19th Century photographic processes and cameras.
Gallery259 is focused on art photography, and primarily analogue processes, current and historic. New Zealand does not share as deeper photographic heritage as perhaps the UK, Europe or North America by virtue of its geographical location being a colony, far away from the technological birthplaces of photographic inventions, and always having had a smaller population base which limits mass exposure to the latest greatest developments. The tagline ‘creativo fotografia’ is an attempt to get people to perhaps look again at what photography is as an art-form, and revisit the beauty of a non digital world that once was. The planet is image saturated, and most people can create beautiful images with cameras and devices. Gallery259 wants to get back to the roots of photography as a science and art process. The future of photography lies in the past.
Come and see us.
Gallery259 is in transition. Once physically based in Maungatapere, it is now moving towards being a mobile entity. Hopefully this will come to fruition in the summer of 017/018. This has exciting potential but as with all good things it is taking time……and it’s an analogue affair rather than a quick digital fix.
I hope to see you soon on the side of the road or at a market.
If you want to make contact, email or phone Graham.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 027 6129930
It’s always good for analogue types to chew the rag and talk photography and darkrooms.