Andrew Goldie

"SUMO" Ongoing series. As an ongoing series I am exploring the world of the Sumo in Japan. Honoured for their strength and integrity Sumo have an honorific status in Japan and Live under strict conditions in Sumo stables. Through this project I am exploring what it means to be a Sumo and what drives these boys and men to pursue such a life.

"SUMO" Ongoing series.

As an ongoing series I am exploring the world of the Sumo in Japan. Honoured for their strength and integrity Sumo have an honorific status in Japan and Live under strict conditions in Sumo stables. Through this project I am exploring what it means to be a Sumo and what drives these boys and men to pursue such a life.

"RAINBOW SERPENT FESTIVAL" Portrait series. I attended some of the first Rainbow Serpent festivals in my youth close to 20 years ago (I certainly don't feel as old as I sound). Inspired by my adventures and the festivals growth I returned this year to photograph a portrait series that would depict the festival goers love of electronic music and to capture its effect upon such a group of people. Inspired by the music, liberation from the constructs of society, their lust for life, maybe a few substances in some cases, or all four, for good or for bad I find it an interesting look into a segment of our society that is probably a lot broader than people may think. Within the images what I love is the realness of the people, their imperfections, mixed with their craziness, mixed with their showiness, mixed with their joy. I love looking at humans. I hope you enjoy the series.  

"RAINBOW SERPENT FESTIVAL" Portrait series.

I attended some of the first Rainbow Serpent festivals in my youth close to 20 years ago (I certainly don't feel as old as I sound). Inspired by my adventures and the festivals growth I returned this year to photograph a portrait series that would depict the festival goers love of electronic music and to capture its effect upon such a group of people. Inspired by the music, liberation from the constructs of society, their lust for life, maybe a few substances in some cases, or all four, for good or for bad I find it an interesting look into a segment of our society that is probably a lot broader than people may think. Within the images what I love is the realness of the people, their imperfections, mixed with their craziness, mixed with their showiness, mixed with their joy. I love looking at humans. I hope you enjoy the series.

 

"Street Portraits"series. I love capturing a moment, a thought, an emotion, an expression. An image that can carry some power and communicate. For this series I sought to capture the realness of people I met in the street. With a chance meeting and a few minutes of peoples time we can see some form of reality and humanness. 

"Street Portraits"series.

I love capturing a moment, a thought, an emotion, an expression. An image that can carry some power and communicate. For this series I sought to capture the realness of people I met in the street. With a chance meeting and a few minutes of peoples time we can see some form of reality and humanness. 

"TRANSFORMATION" Series This exhibition interprets the ebb and flow of life and energy in the universe. We follow the brief journey of a life energy, morphing from one form to another, gracefully dancing through the brief and often un-noticed transformations, preparing itself for a different dimension.  Goldie's series was inspired by the transmission of our energies in and out of this world and then many unanswered questions surrounding such phenomena. Visually creating these pure and almost supernatural moments he takes the viewer into a "perplexing circumstance where they are witness to a beautiful yet bizarre metamorphism and are forced to create narratives".  Buy prints from this series.  

"TRANSFORMATION" Series

This exhibition interprets the ebb and flow of life and energy in the universe. We follow the brief journey of a life energy, morphing from one form to another, gracefully dancing through the brief and often un-noticed transformations, preparing itself for a different dimension. 

Goldie's series was inspired by the transmission of our energies in and out of this world and then many unanswered questions surrounding such phenomena. Visually creating these pure and almost supernatural moments he takes the viewer into a "perplexing circumstance where they are witness to a beautiful yet bizarre metamorphism and are forced to create narratives". 

Buy prints from this series.

 

"RODEO" Documentary series and video. I went to the Mt Isa Rotary Rodeo to capture a side of Australia that you just don't get in the city. It was a great journey and discovery to meet and interview all the bull riders that come from diverse backgrounds and put their bodies on the line to compete. Video coming soon.....

"RODEO" Documentary series and video.

I went to the Mt Isa Rotary Rodeo to capture a side of Australia that you just don't get in the city. It was a great journey and discovery to meet and interview all the bull riders that come from diverse backgrounds and put their bodies on the line to compete. Video coming soon.....

"RAINBOW SERPENT FESTIVAL" Documentary series. This years festival is vastly different from when I went many years ago. It has grown in enormity but also in creativity. Many artists and festival goers have contributed to creating a great space for the festival. From the costumes to the sculptures to the lighting to the stages it is an inspiring display and playground. The lighting at night and the dust in the atmosphere kicked up by thousands of dancers all contributed to some amazing visual ambience that made photographing the festival a great pleasure. See the video that goes with this series here.

"RAINBOW SERPENT FESTIVAL" Documentary series.

This years festival is vastly different from when I went many years ago. It has grown in enormity but also in creativity. Many artists and festival goers have contributed to creating a great space for the festival. From the costumes to the sculptures to the lighting to the stages it is an inspiring display and playground. The lighting at night and the dust in the atmosphere kicked up by thousands of dancers all contributed to some amazing visual ambience that made photographing the festival a great pleasure.

See the video that goes with this series here.

"Laid Bare" Portrait series. This series of beach portraits is a project titled “Laid Bare” that was shot at Bondi beach in the Summer months. The project is about capturing real people in sublime moments. I deliberately moved away from the media/commercial driven image of the Australian beach goer as blonde, muscly, bronzed and traditionally good looking. I wanted to find an alternative view and capture a beauty in people that is real and links us all as humans. We spent hot afternoons roaming the beach, camera and lights in hand looking for people who caught my eye and interest. These portraits are impromptu. They are a beautiful interaction between the camera and the subject captured in the relaxed hot afternoon beach moment.

"Laid Bare" Portrait series.

This series of beach portraits is a project titled “Laid Bare” that was shot at Bondi beach in the Summer months. The project is about capturing real people in sublime moments. I deliberately moved away from the media/commercial driven image of the Australian beach goer as blonde, muscly, bronzed and traditionally good looking. I wanted to find an alternative view and capture a beauty in people that is real and links us all as humans.

We spent hot afternoons roaming the beach, camera and lights in hand looking for people who caught my eye and interest. These portraits are impromptu. They are a beautiful interaction between the camera and the subject captured in the relaxed hot afternoon beach moment.

"Sydney Faces" Portrait series. This project is my name self explanatory. It is a study into the faces that make up the population of Sydney. I love seeing and exploring the differences that make up the human race and I find that it is an interesting experiment to see how that is reflected in a multicultural city such as Sydney. To capture a snapshot of the population of Sydney at a particular point in time I hope will act as a historical document and visual time capsule. It's amazing to see both our commonality and diversity contextualized at the same time.

"Sydney Faces" Portrait series.

This project is my name self explanatory. It is a study into the faces that make up the population of Sydney. I love seeing and exploring the differences that make up the human race and I find that it is an interesting experiment to see how that is reflected in a multicultural city such as Sydney. To capture a snapshot of the population of Sydney at a particular point in time I hope will act as a historical document and visual time capsule. It's amazing to see both our commonality and diversity contextualized at the same time.

"GRAVITY" Landscape series. This series captures the raw beauty of the Flinders Ranges in South Australia and the confronting nature of its scale in time. With a geological history that is as old as complex life on earth, the landscape and it’s duration prompts us to explore the idea of our own brief flash of existence.  The revolutions of our earth within the universe and the erosion of a prehistoric mountain range are created by the forces of gravity that act throughout our universe and show us the ever changing nature of life. This landscape and it’s context gives us a perspective far greater than our own short life and inspires.  Buy Prints from this series.

"GRAVITY" Landscape series.

This series captures the raw beauty of the Flinders Ranges in South Australia and the confronting nature of its scale in time. With a geological history that is as old as complex life on earth, the landscape and it’s duration prompts us to explore the idea of our own brief flash of existence. 

The revolutions of our earth within the universe and the erosion of a prehistoric mountain range are created by the forces of gravity that act throughout our universe and show us the ever changing nature of life. This landscape and it’s context gives us a perspective far greater than our own short life and inspires. 

Buy Prints from this series.

"TOKYO INDUSTRIAL" Series. At first I was drawn to mystery of the night and the enormity of the industry that feeds the largest metropolis in the world. But as I photographed and searched for images in the darkness of the night I have come to realise that what this series represents is the animal that controls and is destroying us. Man's achievements are represented by this stark dystopian world of industry. A world that is amazing for it’s achievements, advancements and power to shape and construct. It is a world that grows and grows signalling our ultimate demise.  Whilst shooting this series I have found myself at 4am in the morning surrounded by the buzzing and fumes of chemical plants that run 24/7 starting to dread the world that has been created as I realise that this all signals the planets demise. I fear that mans need to conquer, create and control is unstoppable and that it will irreversibly change this planet into the kind of world that we don't really desire. I revel in the enormity of our construction whilst feeling the horror of what it means.  Buy Prints from this series.

"TOKYO INDUSTRIAL" Series.

At first I was drawn to mystery of the night and the enormity of the industry that feeds the largest metropolis in the world. But as I photographed and searched for images in the darkness of the night I have come to realise that what this series represents is the animal that controls and is destroying us. Man's achievements are represented by this stark dystopian world of industry. A world that is amazing for it’s achievements, advancements and power to shape and construct. It is a world that grows and grows signalling our ultimate demise. 

Whilst shooting this series I have found myself at 4am in the morning surrounded by the buzzing and fumes of chemical plants that run 24/7 starting to dread the world that has been created as I realise that this all signals the planets demise. I fear that mans need to conquer, create and control is unstoppable and that it will irreversibly change this planet into the kind of world that we don't really desire. I revel in the enormity of our construction whilst feeling the horror of what it means. 

Buy Prints from this series.

"NEW ZEALAND" Series The South island if New Zealand is a beautiful untouched part of this world and holds a treasure trove of amazing landscapes. On two visits I have only scratched the surface but have come away with some inspiring photos. Apart from the annoying Sand Flies the place is a complete paradise and I look forward to many more visits. Buy prints from this series.

"NEW ZEALAND" Series

The South island if New Zealand is a beautiful untouched part of this world and holds a treasure trove of amazing landscapes. On two visits I have only scratched the surface but have come away with some inspiring photos. Apart from the annoying Sand Flies the place is a complete paradise and I look forward to many more visits.

Buy prints from this series.