A retrospective exhibition of the photography of Gary Steer

Gary Steer is a multi-award winning photographer and film-maker who has deep connections with Kangaroo Valley. In fact he was one of the team of photographers who took shots of the inaugural Arts in the Valley way back in 2007. Jing Jo is proud to present his photographic work and we’re sure his images will delight our customers. Of the exhibition, Gary says:

“When I first used a camera it was like discovering a third eye. It made me more aware of things around me. I looked at the world in a different way. The camera concentrated my attention on the environments I was in.

I would imagine the landscapes within a frame, shift the frame about until it looked pleasing to the eye. Then CLICK and freeze the moment of time.

I began my professional photographic life taking still photographs. I was particulary interested in wildlife and, since animals are living, breathing, moving things, it was not long before I started shooting movie film to capture their behaviour and spirit.

I worked in independent documentary film production for about 25 years, doing cinematography, research, scriptwriting, directing and producing. This involved much travel and I never have recovered from the wander virus. There is no known cure for this ailment but, like homeopathy, little doses help to relieve the symptoms.

Now I am returning to still photography and more travel – all good medicine.