dave urquhart photographs

A friend recently asked me if I was familiar with the photographs of Grant Mudford, an Australian artist working in the US for many years. I first encountered Mudford’s work when I was at art college in the 80s. His photographs appealed to me immediately and still do. I think of Grant Mudford’s art as architectural abstraction. He photographs the detail in buildings we may not notice, such as small design features, the effect of shadows or lettering because of its aesthetic. The resulting image is isolated from its original context.
Over the years I have dabbled with abstraction in my photographs, though my approach is different to Mudfords. I search for the abstract in the post production phase. In some cases, while I find the whole building unpleasing I do find elements worth recording and subsequently rendering in a way I hope is pleasing.

Lampshade
Flinders Lane Melbourne

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Surveillance shadow Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)
Brisbane

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External wall  GOMA Brisbane

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External wall  GOMA Brisbane

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Internal wall  GOMA Brisbane

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Glass wall GOMA Brisbane

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Interior National Gallery of Victoria at Federation
Square Melbourne

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Interior National Gallery of Victoria at Federation
Square Melbourne

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Interior National Gallery of Victoria at Federation
Square Melbourne

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Interior National Gallery of Victoria at Federation
Square Melbourne

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Interior National Gallery of Victoria at Federation
Square Melbourne

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Interior National Gallery of Victoria at Federation
Square Melbourne

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Interior National Gallery of Victoria at Federation
Square Melbourne

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Corrugated iron wall and door Camperdown Sydney

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Shop window under repair Melbourne

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