Aboriginal Paintings Are Larger Than Life
Yes, this is Aboriginal art. And yes, this is a real street scene in Melbourne, not a mock-up in an art gallery!
These two ATMs ("flexi-tellers" or "flexis" as we call them in Melbourne) are part of a major project by National Australia Bank to highlight artwork by Aboriginal women of the Titjikala Arts Centre in the Simpson Desert.
Beside each of the ATMs is a plaque with the name of each artwork and the name of the artist. I shot this last Friday (22nd May 2009) during my lunch break.
I wanted a human figure in the frame, simply to emphasise that my composition embraced more than static artwork. Normally, there are about half a dozen people waiting to use the two machines, but as luck would have it, there was only a solitary person, despite Friday being the busiest day of the week. I shot this tight frame very quickly – and was extremely lucky that no one else walked into the frame from either direction.
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