29 October 2011
TOP SNAPPERS EMULSIONAL AT YANGARRA
Old Friend Drops In For A Drink
"You Should Meet These Blokes"
Photographers Come In Swarms
by PHILIP WHITE
My good friend and DRINKSTER contributor, the photographer Milton Wordley brought three ace photographers to Yangarra for a drink.
"I think you should meet these blokes," he said.
David Burnett, David Dare Parker and Glenn Gibson had all been speakers at the AIPP Nikon "The Event" 2011, the annual Australian photographers' conference which was held at the Adelaide Hilton last week. Over 350 photographers from all over Australia and New Zealand attended.
New York-based Burnett was keynote speaker. Milton had first worked with him on A Day In The Life Of Australia thirty years ago.
“His was the shot of the small white plane in the shadow of Ayers Rock,” Milton said. “It will always be one of the iconic shots of The Rock … it had been fairly intensive four days in The Hilton so we got a leave pass. We went to look at old cameras in the Central Market Camera Store, had lunch at The Star Of Greece and came for drinks at Yangarra on the way back.
David Burnett perving on old Holgas in the Adelaide central market Camera Shop, which is the best one we got ... photo Glenn Gibson
“Everybody loved the wines. Dave Burnett’s already tracked down his local supplier in New York.”
Burnett had just been lauded in the USA as one of the top 100 most influential photographers in the modern history of photography. He's under contract to TIME magazine, and whizzed home for an assignment photographing Mitt Romney on campaign.
You can visit his website, or check his National Geographic entry here.
Glenn Gibson, Peter Widdop and David Burnett by David Dare Parker
David Dare Parker is based in Perth and Sydney when not on assignment in Asia. Right at the front of Australian freelance photojournalism, he works shooting stills on movies to sponsor his many personal projects in Asia. Check his site here.
Glenn Gibson was a press photographer for News Ltd., but now runs blue fish, an imaging production company out of Melbourne. Glenn specialises in car photography – he’s currently the international creative imaging director for Mazda cars.
photo: Glenn Gibson
And Milton? His canon of work permeates the last thirty years of South Australian imagery. His wine industry photography is astonishing. It's pretty damn hard to spend a day in Adelaide without encountering a Milton Wordley photograph, and you'd go a long way before encountering a professional photographer more respected by his peers. You can visit Milton's galleries here.
During the course of a rather jovial afternoon, the four of them made these charming photographs. I really love the way their hands hold their cameras. Have a look.
David Dare Parker, David Burnett, the author and Glenn Gibson ... photo Milton Wordley
Milton and Glenn by David Dare Parker