Image Science have joined forces with legendary National Geographic photographer Jason Edwards to celebrate the opening of his new online Fine Art Print store & website. Image Science has been Jason's scanning and fine art print partner for over 10 years now.
During August, Image Science will be giving away four selected Fine Art Prints from Jason's vast image portfolio - from over three decades of exceptional natural history photography.
Each A2 print is worth $645 and will of course be signed by Jason.
This weeks print is 'Desert Memory'. See below for the story of the image.
To be in the running to win, you must:
The print will be delivered free of charge within Australia. The winner will be selected at random from all entries that fit all of the giveaway criteria & announced via Instagram.
Key Dates for the Competition:
Whenever I’m working in the desert I find myself searching for that quintessential tree that sings to me from the baked environment. The irony is that trees are not inherently common in deep dune fields especially large trees. This doesn’t stop me hunting and if I come across a specimen that ‘talks’ to me then I will try and translate the scene as an anchor for my time in that particular region.
Now, not all trees are created equal in a photographic sense but the emotion that they generate in people is always important, and after all who doesn’t like trees! When working in the sand country between the baking Gibber Plains I find the hunt for compositions becomes increasingly intense around sunset and during the afterglow. The previous two days had been consumed with flat, uninteresting light birthed by a slow moving weather front that generated a sand storm. The conditions were fascinating from a scientific perspective, but hardly conducive for traditional outback imagery.
I’d passed this sand valley in Sturt National Park several times seeing the skeletal form of this tree black against the high, scorching sun. I didn’t plan to return during the saturated afterglow but countless miles of track lead me back at exactly the right time of day, and amazingly with a moon rising from the desert horizon. The Big Sky country was as important as the red earth and posing timber and I watched the light fall across the scene until nightfall.
This print, along with many others, is available to purchase at Jason Edwards website.
Winner - @naomiclaireart