Welcome.

As a photographer, based in Australia, my focus is on shooting 'old skool', using traditional formats with a range of classic 35mm and medium format cameras and historical European film types.

I began working with film as a mountain instructor in Scotland, North Wales and the Lake District. My first SLR camera was the revolutionary Olympus OM1 - then championed by portrait photographers Litchfield and Snowdon. I worked it hard on 15 expeditions, including Australia's first expedition to the Arctic. It survived Force 10 storms in the North Atlantic and 260kph winter hurricanes in East Greenland. Not like my first Nikon FM2 which is lying perfectly preserved in 1,000m of sub-zero water at the bottom of Denmark Strait.

I've worked with stills, movie and video format in Australia, UK, France, Nepal, Italy, Austria, Greece, Denmark and Greenland. My images have been used in magazines, newspapers and audio-visual productions.

Enjoy the images. Visit again as they are always changing.
Earle de Blonville

My professional work in Advanced Leadership is here:
DEBLONVILLE.COM

My expedition Leadership book 'Savage Coast' is here:
EARLEDEBLONVILLE.COM

My Leadership thoughts on LinkedIn are here:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/earldeblonville/

Here are my Leadership videos.

Here is the trailer for my documentary film:
'Savage Coast' 







WELCOME

Starting with Joseph Nicéphore Niépce who in 1826 or 1827 captured an image from an upstairs window at his estate in Burgundy using a technique known as heliography, the first photographers were looking for the innate and universal essence of the subject, not merely a representation of it. They sought something that embodied the soul of the image as experienced by the viewer and which moved them emotionally.

Late 19th century photography influenced Impressionism's interest in capturing a 'snapshot' of ordinary people doing everyday things, which was a complete break with traditional formalism and highly theatrical art. Many painters used photographs to enable them to create impressionist paintings, and learned a range of new techniques from the science of photography.

Thus, life mimics art and art mimics photography which makes it a good place to start life's creative process.





HISTORY

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