The Wild exhibition captures images of nature at Webbs Dam

Natural inspiration: Photographer Rob Annesley at Webbs Dam. Image courtesy of Rob Annesley.
Natural inspiration: Photographer Rob Annesley at Webbs Dam. Image courtesy of Rob Annesley.

A detailed glimpse into the delicate ecosystem of Webbs Dam, Lugarno is the subject of a new collection of photographs captured by local resident and professional photographer, Rob Annesley.

Rob spent three years documenting the delicate ecosystem of Webbs Dam in the Georges River area, and the result is the exhibition The Wild: Webbs Dam

A Lugarno local, Rob began taking daily walks with his dog at Webbs Dam and the rainforest towards Salt Pan Creek.

But it wasn't long before Rob also began taking a couple of cameras to document the landscape.

In The Wild: Webbs Dam, Rob brings together the insight and familiarity of a place which comes from being a daily visitor with the skills and vision of a professional photographer.

"When photographing nature, time isn't relevant," Rob said.

"It just takes as long as it takes. You attempt to visualise a shot; that is, planning the foreground, mid-ground and background that you would like in the image, and then you wait for the subject to enter the frame.

"Often it never happens, but that's not a problem. Because you have so much time patiently waiting, you see other opportunities and then the unexpected happens and that ends up being the shot you make. It's really quite serendipitous."

Rob has found inspiration in the work of Ken Duncan, Leila Jefferies, Aaron Baggenstos as well as lighting master, Joe McNally.

Rob is the subject of 'An afternoon with the artist' at the Hurstville Museum and Gallery on Sunday, July 12 from 2pm to 5pm.

The exhibition will be on display from July 11 to August 2.

To find out more about Rob's work on the Hurstville Museum and Gallery blog

and on Rob's Instagram: @shotbyrobphotography

Location: Hurstville Museum and Gallery, 14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville

Opening hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10.00am - 4.00pm,

Saturday, 10.00am - 2.00pm

Sunday, 2.00pm - 5.00pm

Phone: 9330 6444.

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