About The Work
The common plastic shopping bag is an object that is generally not considered beautiful or worthy of much contemplation. “Bags” is a series of photographic studies featuring plastic bags containing objects which are obscured by the heightened texture of the plastic surface. What the bags hold is floating in a void, reduced to clues about color palette, shape and scale. In absence of specific details, the artist is interested in how these clues might tap into our deep memories that allow our imagination to “see” the object instantly, or whether we may never totally grasp what is inside. By studying the surface of the bag to try and see beyond it, we are appreciating its form in a new way and it asks us to reconsider its value as an object of beauty.
WHAT TYPE OF PAPER IS THE PHOTOGRAPH PRINTED ON?
All prints are Digital Pigment prints on museum-quality acid-free papers such as Museum Etching, Canson Rag and Arches Velin. These papers are designed to meet galleries and museum longevity requirements and ensure consistency of shades 200 years old. The choice of paper is suggested by the Photographer according to his or her preferences.
WHAT IS THE PRINTING PROCESS USED?
All prints are Digital Pigment Prints using the latest top of the line technology, archival high dynamic inks and 200 years old life paper.
IS THE IMAGE SIZE THE SAME AS THE PAPER SIZE?
NO! Our prints are on standard paper sizes and we don’t alter the image size and proportions to fit the paper. Each print has a minimum of 0.5 inch white border. This is an artistic decision that belongs to the artist. Margins don’t normally exceed 2-4 inches on each side depending on the final paper size.
Daniel was born and raised Sydney, Australia. He began his career in film and television, where he gradually found himself drawn to his interest in light and photography. He went on to graduate from Photo media at Sydney College of the Arts and was awarded the prestigious Phototechnica Award for New Australian Photo-Artist of the Year – 2001 with his honours project.
He was exhibited in groups shows at ACP Sydney, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, UTS Gallery, First Draft Gallery and most recently at Neubacher Shor (Toronto) during Contact Photo Festival 2014. His first solo show “Botanical Inquiry” was recently exhibited at Saint Cloche Gallery in Sydney.
Daniel has initiated and collaborated on projects with Future Classic Music, Rosemount Australian Fashion Week, and Oxfam/Cirque du Soleil (World Youth Day).
He was an exhibited finalist in the 2005 Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography award and whilst living in Canada was awarded the LUX Prize for an Editorial Portrait Series.
He is currently based in Sydney
For more information on Daniel visit: www.danielshipp.com