February 14, 2022
Timing a doors off helicopter shoot with perfect weather can often be challenging. On the Gold Coast however, it's a little bit easier compared to some places in the world. Generally speaking we have great weather all year round but from my surfing background I'm often looking at the water conditions, the clouds an direciton of the sun.
This brand new aerial collection has been on the list of to do's for a while now.
All images have been captured whilst flying in a helicopter over the beautiful Gold Coast.
February 10, 2022
If you have ever visited Brisbane or perhaps lived in Brisbane you would've noticed this iconic landmark which looks over the Brisbane River towards the Brisbane CBD. It's a popular spot and subject to photograph for landscape photographers for obvious reasons.
Slowing down your shutter speed to capture the blured motion of the wheel is a fun and exciting way to capture the wheel. I took it a step further and photographed Fireworks exploding behind it with a long focal length during RiverFire.
The idea and concept came during the moment. I saw the fireworks exploding and I wasn't close enough to the river to get a clear shot of the fireworks with the city in the background. So, I took out my long 100-400mm lens and started to capture a unique perspective, an abstract photograph the reminded me of a sci-fi film, planets in the solar system and even decided to capture what I beleive would mimic the rings of Saturn with asteroids exploding near by.
Often taking a step back to look at the bigger picture can bring a new and unique look to an often overly photographed location. I hope this strange, weird and wacky interpretation of the Brisbane Wheel brings your mind to a new place, a place of wonder and imagination where there are no bounds except your own creativity.
Don't forget, if you're looking for a Brisbane print for your wall I sell all my prints and have made it easy to do so. Click the links and you can purchase a print for your wall. Thanks for reading and keep shooting.
November 18, 2021
This week we go into a deep dive on what I beleive are my top 5 Australian landscape prints.
The criteria is simple, it needs to be a quintessential image that depicts or or more of the following:
So, with this in mind I'm off an away to find photos in my collection that really tell the story of life in Australia. These of course are not documentary photos, they're tailored around fine art photography, landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes.
Observertory Hill, showcasing the beautiful Syndey Harbour Bridge. A historical landmark and it truly is beautiful. This had to be included in the top 5 Australian Prints, simply because it's such a huge part of life in Sydney.
From Shark Bay Western Australia. I absolutely love this abstract aerial print. A birds eye view, looking down at dessert in the far west. The blue water meets such beautiful reds. It's an incredible place to visit, with widlife abundant everywhere you look. Turtles, sharks, dolphins, emus and echidnas just to name a few. David Attenborough filmed some episodes of Blue Plent here.
Binnalong Bay Tasmania. I personally don't think you can get much more Australian than this. The beauitful gum trees lining the Tasman Sea, the stunning white sands and beautiful colour palette which treats itself to a coastal home. I love this shot and this place in Tasmania. Will certainly head back there one day soon.
This was a close contender for the number one Australian Print!! Living by the beach, we have a huge culture of surf, sunbaking, swimming and using our beautifu beaches to their fullest potential. Personally I'm drawn to the ocean like many of you. When the wind is up and you haven't secured your beach umbrella, this is bound to happen. It happens frequently and it really does bring back memories of going to the beach with my family when a was a toddler. To me, this brings emotions of joy, happiness, having a holiday with my family. Maybe it will do the same for you, hopefully it finds that special emotional connection like I have. This is the power of art and photography!
It's hard to go past this photograph which takes out my number one spot as my top Australian Art Print!! The beach, the surf and the coastline which is famous for being a Surfers Paradise. Although, conditions like this are hard to find along this stretch of beach due to the direction of the winds and abundance of sand, it sure is a great place to surf, have fun with friends and family and enjoy life. Which is what we are all wanting to do!
Being a photographer in Australia is one of the most rewarding and interesting jobs I could dream of. Being able to travel with friendly people from all around, enjoying beautiful views, large mountains and the vast difference of dessert surrounded by turquoise waters, really is a dream come true. I'm very greatful and fortunate that I've been able to travel around our beautiful country. Maybe I'm a little biased but I think Australia is one of the most intersting places on Earth.
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October 26, 2021
Over the years, I've often thought to myself that photographic canvas prints are a thing of the past, they were super popular in the early 2000's with the rise of inkjet printers and being able to produce high volumes of prints. By no means have they lost their trend, it's just my own personal opinion on canvas. I'm looking for something that feels a bit more luxurious.
Fast forward 20 years and the question beckons, are they dead? Are they still trendy and will they look good in my home?
Generally speaking most people that purchase art from my store buy a framed print or acrylic print. The later being super trendy at the moment but will they stand the trendy test of time?
My thoughts? Acrylic prints are a fantastic medium that offer this high resolution feel, like a 4k TV, they suit photographs very well, giving it a wow factor. They float off the wall and really bring a wow factor into the room. Will they stand the test of time? Providing you purhchased quality acrylics which is what we offer, and so long as you look after the prints they will look great for many years to come. But, will they still be trendy? I'll answer that down below.....
So, what about framed prints? They have almost been the most established and sort after medium since their inception. But why is that? I beleive it comes down to one simple fact. THE FRAMES! Frames give them presence on the wall, they can help style your wall to suit the colours in your room, matching style and elegance to help tie the room together.
So, to answer the question "Are canvas prints dead?" Simple answer, no! Adding a float frame to the canvas often brings new life to a medium that sometimes look a little lack luster or perhaps a little boring and plain. Putting a frame around your canvas or even acrylic in the years to come, will help bring that style, elegance and luxurious feel to your artwork. They might cost a bit more but it really does bring everything together and help finish the canvas off.
This is why, here at Jon Wright Photography I'm proud to announce we offer a float frame canvas on all our prints. Simply choose your colour from the third drop down when purchasing your print.
Here are some of the float frame canvases we have recently created. Click the image to take you to the products.
Oak Float Frame
Black Float Frame Canvas
White Float Frame Canvas
February 11, 2020
I’m pleased to announce my new abstract collection called “White Wash” is finally here. The concept came about a few years ago where I went to the coast to capture some surf images, however, the weather decided on a different idea. Not wanting to leave empty-handed I started focusing on the white wash and spray being created when the waves smashed against the rocks.
As I got back to the office and started to play around with the concept and noticing the depth and perception of a textured scene, I realised a few more sessions like this with different lighting conditions could produce some unique abstract works of art. The idea is to challenge the viewers into understanding what they’re looking at with different perspectives and tweaks with colour and light. All photographs were captured in nature.
White Wash is a collection of abstract ocean images the delves into the world of seemingly normal events that occur around the beach with a large focus of the white water that waves produce. Twisting and creating these mundane situations and creating beautiful artwork is a key focus of the White Wash collection.⠀
The goal of searching for something different and trying to find the beauty within something so seemingly normal in an everyday occurrence was a challenge but one that I believe produced beautiful works.
January 09, 2020
October 17, 2019
It's been on my mind for a while now but I thought I best showcase what I believe are my top 5 Gold Coast Prints. Based on personal preference and style, these images are what I believe showcases the beautiful tropical lifestyle we have here on the Gold Coast.
Don't forget you can check out the Gold Coast gallery simply by heading to location then Gold Coast. Although you will see some photographs in there that might not directly correlate with the Gold Coast, all of them were taken on the Gold Coast.
August 14, 2019
July 03, 2019
November 20, 2018
October 16, 2018
We ventured across to the West Coast of Australia on a little adventure to capture new content and new prints for your wall! Yep, you guessed it, lots of colour, lots of abstract aerial prints and most importantly a couple Whale Sharks.
It was an epic little 14-day adventure where we crammed a bunch of attractions into a very little time slot.
Starting off in Margaret River we captured the beautiful Gum Trees and visited the infamous surf spot "The Box", although the surf was wild and windy I didn't get a chance to head out there to capture new surf shots.
From here we went north up to Exmouth to swim with the Whale Sharks at Ningaloo Reef. Swimming with these beautiful creatures was a highlight from the trip and we were lucky enough to bring five new photographs to the Wildlife collection.
Shortly after this, we drove 7 hours south towards Monkey Mia and Shark Bay, a World Heritage listed location with an abundance of wildlife and some incredible Seagrass, the largest in the world with 12 different species growing.
A huge part of the collection involves the Abstract Aerial Art, a key focus was to capture the unique colours of the sands meeting the beautiful blue ocean. Shark Bay offers an incredible amount of colour and beauty in a very small space which is a photographers dream!
On the second day, I flew over towards Useless Loop to create some interesting abstract patterns of the salt ponds, a more muted toned print with neutral colours. I'm hoping these prints bring something different to my collection and offer a more styled aesthetic for those wanting earthy tones and colour palettes.
Stay tuned as I start to release some behind the scenes videos of the adventure and start showcasing some of my favourite wall art to date!
In the meantime here a couple prints that really pop.