Wow, what an epic 4 days on the Gold Coast it has been over the last week. My fiancé’ and myself were lucky enough to have a few nights away enjoying the Gold Coast nightlife. For this photo-shoot I focused a lot more on the buildings and its surroundings which make up the picturesque Gold Coast skylines.
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If you’re fan of M83 you would know by now that the title above “the city is my church’ is from his song “Midnight City” I though what a great name to blog this series of photographs and also named one of them exactly that. It’s song that I often have on repeat as I love the epic sense of adventure and cinematic sounds that bring inspiration to my photography. It’s weird how music can change the way you feel and often lead you in a different direction creatively.
So, what does this lyric mean? Well, I’m not M83 so it’s hard to interpret exactly what the artists implies, but that’s the great thing about music and art. For many it might mean one thing and for others it could mean something completely different. For me though, it’s all about the sense of adventure and finding yourself in a world populated with many others. The city is where he finds peace and a sense of being a part of something greater. I guess you could say it’s where he would meditate and become one with his surroundings.
Now for the photographs? As with music, photography and art can be interpreted in many different ways. Often the artist will create a piece that will inspire a question in the viewers self. Wondering what the photographer wants to convey in their story, other times photographs are just beautiful photos of everyday life. I’m always trying to mix both together as best as possible.
For this series my story is about the beauty of our everyday surrounds, often we overlook how amazing our life is in Australia as we get bogged down with work and how we often we are starring down at our phones and forgetting to look up for that magical sunset.
Jon Wright Photography was recently contacted by QUT to licence one of 3 images they were wanting to use for the big screen during their QUT Business Leaders Hall of Fame awards night.