Traces of beauty exist everywhere around us. The scenes depicted in this series can be found just around the corner in all of our daily lives. Many people however may not see the beauty in the ordinary, either being too busy, caught up in their daily hustle, or have simply just not spent the time looking to appreciate the details of everyday ordinary spaces and surrounds. Sometimes all we may need is the time and space – physical and emotional – to be able to pause to experience them. All images were photographed on medium format film.
Mark Forbes is best known for his considered and atmospheric documentary photography. He employs film as his medium of choice for personal documentary work. Forbes’ photographic approach comes from an underlying fascination with people and their interaction with the environment. He has an uncanny knack of capturing the layers of beauty that exist everywhere around us. His work has been exhibited throughout Australia at public and commercial galleries.
Festival Passes for the 2021 Ballarat International Foto Biennale are on sale now.
Mark Forbes~Beautiful Solitude
- Mark Forbes
August 28, 2021 - October 24, 2021
10:00 am - 5:00 pm