James Adams’ Pop up Exhibition is coming to The Commons
Posted: 20th November 2020
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Earth, Ocean, Atmosphere. These three words perfectly represent the region of our beautiful Casuarina. Our close knit community have created an environment that we are proud of and we welcome James Adams’ to debut his photography collection in a pop up exhibition here at The Commons. Over recent years, work and leisure have seen James traverse the globe taking in how different communities exist and how the landscapes that surround them shape their way of life.
James will be showcasing his beautifully curated collection at Shop 8 (Loan Market, behind Tucker), The Commons, Casuarina on Friday November 27th from 5.30pm. Light refreshments will be provided but why not start your weekend by making a night of it by enjoying dinner at either Jordy’s or The Crafty Cow.
James says, ‘I relocated back to my roots in Northern New South Wales, where it’s a perfect example of a beautifully diverse landscape that shapes the people that inhabit it. As humans effect on nature is undoubtedly negative, I’ve noticed natures effect on humans is the opposite and this positive influence has become my catalyst in driving me to look a little closer at our Earth Ocean & Atmosphere.
I grew up in Mudgeeraba, in the hinterland of the Gold Coast, until our family relocated to Casuarina when the area was still the embryo of what it is today. Searching to find my way as a photographer I relocated to the big smoke of Sydney and over time forged a career in photographing my fields of interest, primarily music and alcohol. I’d notice some friends would only travel to their home towns once or twice a year and wondered why I found myself coming home to Casuarina up to 10 times. At the start of the year my partners employer encouraged everyone to work remotely so we found it the perfect time to move back up to my home town for a taste of the good life and I was reminded immediately why I visit so often.
I’ve never been into cycling but having a plentiful supply of time on my hands I watched every stage of this year’s Tour De France and realised I needed a new project. Over night (in my sleep) the idea for Earth Ocean Atmosphere was born.
Focusing on three natural elements that make this beautiful planet, and our part of it, I’m aiming to draw people’s attention to our surroundings and painting (photographing) them in my own light. Whether it be a cloud illuminated by the light bouncing off the inner atmosphere or simply the beach on a nice day, in our neck of the woods there’s beauty everywhere you look. It’s my aim to capture it and remind people how lucky we are to be living among this beauty.’
As well as being displayed next weekend you can browse James’ collection online at Earth Ocean Atmosphere but there is nothing like seeing these beautifully curated pieces in the flesh.