About a fortnight ago I set up a ‘Challenge’ on Redbubble for South Australian artists with a simple theme:
Being an avid fan of the amazing sandstone of South Australia, I welcomed photographers to submit their BEST work that matched the concept.
The results of this challenge displayed an amazing range of sandstone architecture from all around South Australia! From the strange spire atop the ‘Beehive Corner’ (wherein Haighs sell their lovely chocolate!) through to the arched windows on most of the sandstone buildings, we have a lot of amazing architectural wonders to view on a daily basis.
What this Challenge proved is that our local photographers don’t spend a lot of time viewing what is right in front of them. Yes, we have gorgeous women and interesting sculpture, plus a plethora of gardens with flora and fauna. Yet what people seem to be missing from many photographic galleries is the heritage that many businesses live within throughout the day.
From Port Adelaide down to Aldinga, you’ll find all those quaint churches that the rest of Australia judges us upon, you’ll find dilapidated stonework that exudes age and history worth capturing, and you’ll find places where history has been preserved within modern architecture. Yes, that’s right: Both architects and home-owners have decided to preserve the sanctity of the heritage our state within their modern buildings. I love when this happens, just so long as it retains some of the original style and concept.
So a few photographers participated in this challenge, displaying their favourite photographs of the architecture of Adelaide that has been captured by their cameras.
Here are ‘The Top Ten’:
#1 – The Winner:
In order from #2nd to #10th place in this Challenge are the following photographs. I’ve displayed them as Framed images at their largest size, where possible.
All of these photographs are interesting in their own special way. I’d like to redo this same challenge in 12 months time, now that the results have given our local photographers a small sample of what can be found our great state.
There is so much more architecture around South Australia to find and photograph!