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Water and Light Photographic Collaboration

Water & Light is on at Hemmingways Manly 7pm Friday 21st November

Next Friday 21st November 2014, The Mermaid Society is supporting it’s first event and a very talented photographer friend’s amazing artwork. Holly Shoebridge of Hollytree Photo has joined up with four Northern Beaches photographers Jamie Murcutt (Murcutt Visual Design), Shey Ivanov (The Froth Lab) and Chris Eyre-Walker (SurfLove) to present her work to the world. The Mermaid Society will be there in support of Holly and her fellow artists so come down and join in the party.

Holly’s work is visually stunning and she featured in our Top 3 Aussie Surf Photographer’s story earlier in the year. We can’t wait to see her work up on the walls of Hemmingway’s in Manly to celebrate her art and passion for bringing the ocean to people’s living rooms.

“The show is a collaboration and showcase of the amazing natural playground that we have in our backyard. We each love to spend time in and around the ocean and we each have our own unique style of portraying what we see. This show allows us to display the many amazing different forms, colours and textures that water and light can create. All work displayed will have been captured on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.” Holly says of the show.

When you see Holly’s work you can’t help but be transfixed by the stunning colours and movements of the water. So what inspires Holly’s work…? “I draw inspiration from so many different avenues .. travel, surfing, spending time in the ocean, the plethora of mind blowing photographers from across the globe that we have at our fingertips (Thank you Interwebs) and even just watching a magical sunrise/sunset. I think sometimes even a stressful day can inspire a wacky and fun kinda image. It’s just nice to sit down after a long day, switch off and get totally lost in creating images to see what eventuates.” She says.

What’s the best part about having a showing for you, Holly? “We love what we do, it brings us so much happiness so this showing allows us to communicate that stoke! It’s all about spreading the good vibes and showcasing our beautiful beaches to anyone that might want to swing by. It’s a great way for us to meet people from the local area too. There is a great group of photographers along the Northern Beaches and many of us interact via social media, so it will be awesome to be able to have a chat and put a face to the many names.” She says.

The event is at Hemingway’s in Manly on Friday 21st of November from 7pm onwards. The night is all about having fun, meeting people and sharing the stoke. There will be all kinds of photographic work, calendars & products on display as well as food, drinks, wicked tunes and good vibes on tap. Of course there are PRIZES to give away on the night and you can have a chat to the artists or even just say g’day. Holly says, “We’d also like to say a massive THANKYOU to The Mermaid Society, Surf Photos Of You and Gusha for supporting this event! See ya there!”

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