Bec Hudson: Open Plains.

If you’re after an arty fix with a sense of worldliness about it, then Bec Hudson’s new show Open Plains might be just the thing for you.

We live in the age of the ever-present photo-op. Everyone is seemingly always looking, seeking, hunting for the perfect Instagram photo. Everything’s always perfectly framed, perfectly set-up and impeccably styled. And that’s great. But when a photographer manages to find wonder in a single, stunning moment, it’s worth taking pause to appreciate it.

‘Dancing Dust.’ Image: Supplied.

Bec Hudson captures those in-between moments. She celebrates simple pleasures and little miracles. Whether she’s shooting a bustling restaurant, a moreish meal, or a characterful face; it’s easy to see that Hudson loves photography.

Open Plains is a beautiful collection of works resulting from a trip taken in East Africa in 2016. While there, Hudson photographed everything from the Tanzanian Serengeti to Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve, and all the life and beauty in between.

‘Masai of the Mist.’ Image: Supplied.

Following her philosophy of appreciating everyday moments, Hudson’s Open Plains depicts the vast natural beauty of the land through a limited sepia palette, while a sense of calm and stillness is conveyed through the images’ immersive scale.

Open Plains captures the landscapes and the lives of the people who live amongst them, and in doing so, Hudson presents the air, the silence, and the dust of the African continent.

Bec Dancing with Masai. Image: Supplied.

Bec Hudson’s Open Plains opens at Besser Space on Thursday, August 31, and will run until Sunday, September 3, 2017.

Opening Times:
Thursday 31 August 6pm – 9pm (Opening Night)
Friday 1 September 10am – 5pm
Saturday 2 September 12pm – 5pm
Sunday 3 September 12pm – 4pm

Besser Space is located at 15-25 Keele Street, Collingwood.


Featured Image: Supplied.