Current Exhibitions at Artspace Gallery
Beautiful Landscapes of the Wellington Outdoors
Photopgraphy exhibition By Martin Warenczuk
Hutt photographer, Martin Warenczuk, is well recognised for his beautiful approach to landscape photography, particularly of the wonderful nature and spectacular landscapes around the Wellington region.
Recently the Eastern shores of our harbour including Baring Head, Pencarrow and Matiu/Somes Island, have come into his focus and this area will feature prominently in this new solo exhibition, his third at Artspace Gallery.
Martin was born in Poland and aged nine, combined an admiration of nature with his passion for photography and adventure. A neighbour, also a photographer, recognised his natural talent, presented him with his old camera and taught Martin how to paint with light using traditional photography techniques.
This simple gift and some guidance has set a course for Martin's future - a lifetime joy of nature and photography. Over a decade ago Martin immigrated to New Zealand with his family and from the moment he first set eyes on our beautiful landscapes, he considered himself to have landed in a photographers paradise. Each of Martin's photographic masterpieces is the result of creativity inspired by nature, patience and persistence.
In order to achieve his magical landscape photos, Martin first visualises a photograph and then waits for the special moment to arrive, sometimes waiting hours for the exact light and special atmospheric effect to appear. He sometimes revisits a location time after time in order to get the shot he visualised.
The special connection that Martin has with New Zealand’s natural landscape can be clearly seen in his breathtaking photographs which awaken emotions of positive energies in viewers as they connect with them. This is a not to be missed exhibition.
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