by Connor Smith of New Zealand

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Transfusion Atonement

The Hunt Hikari Inside

Dream Vital

Disengage Close Soliloquy

Pieties Guide

Reconnect Collapse Sacrifice

Flare Coma

Searching Animus Requiem

A series of work reflecting upon the human condition: visual representations of Manís confrontation with and acceptance of the infinite, the beauty of impermanence and the primal vivacity inherent in being alive. Ascendancy is the portrayal of a voyage, both cosmic and spiritual in nature.

I am a photographer and my work focuses upon minimalism and abstraction - of both subject and medium. I endeavour to portray a new perspective on everyday objects and surrounding views; encouraging reinterpretation of existing form and gestalt and finding beauty in the plain and unexpected. I hope to create work which is both visually and emotionally stirring and I greatly enjoy seeing the vast range of differing opinions to any one piece. I achieve my results through careful manipulation and balancing of brightness, contrast and saturation, as opposed to Photoshop.

I live in New Plymouth and have a great love for the arts. My primary passion and source of creativity lies in cinema; this is what inspired me to study photography. My heroes are directors such as Andrei Tarkovsky and Ingmar Bergman.

More of Connor's artwork can be seen on Face book at connorsmithartist
email Connor at   connorsmithart @ (remove spaces)

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