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Andrew Goldie

I met Goldie a couple of years ago and have been impressed with his photography ever since. He has the ability to capture something extraordinary from the most ordinary of scenes, and uses light like a master craftsman. This is highlighted further in his most recent video work, combined with amazing use of time-lapse, it is a definite must see for all.

Hermit is pleased to present Australian photographer Andrew Goldie, for your viewing pleasure!

Artist Name: Andrew Goldie

Artist Location: Bronte, Sydney.

Type of work – medium: Photography

How would you describe your style of work?
My work covers things from Landscape to Portraits. But there is definitely a style and thread that weaves it all together. I am intrigued with the details and textures in things whether that be a huge mountain or someones face. I like my images to have some sort of reason to them and I find walls in my way if I can’t find the reason, meaning or inspiration in what I am doing. That could be as simple as me liking the texture, design or pattern within a subject to greater questions of life.

Are you formally educated or self-taught?
I started Photography in art class at school and went on to study it at R.M.I.T. University in Melbourne. After that I assisted photographers for many years in London, Tokyo and Sydney which is the photographers equivalent of an apprenticeship. So it has been a long road of learning and it is still happening everyday in my practice.

Who or what inspires you? Where do your ideas come from?
I am inspired by so much. I love nature and the natural world but am also inspired by the lives of people and urban situations. I like situations where there seems to be potential (not necessarily the traditional potential). If there is potential for one’s imagination to create a world and something that is greater than necessarily exists then I am inspired. But if I talk about artists that inspire me I would have to list Photographers such as Bill Henson, Gregory Crewdson, Ansel Adams and Duane Michaels, Surrealist Salvador Dali, Painter Brett Whiteley and some amazing filmmakers such as David Lynch.

Where can readers see / buy your work:
I have a range of limited edition and signed prints available. You can view a lot of these at andrewgoldie.com or alternatively you can contact me at info@andrewgoldie.com and I can email pdf catalogues of what is available. I also do commissions if it is the right project and is inspiring.

Do you have any words of advice for aspiring artists / creators?
I feel that I am still treading the road to getting where I would like to be as an artist so my words of advice are not those of a wise Sage. But I would say that you need to believe in yourself but not to the point where you are blinded to the quality of your own work. You need to believe in yourself to keep going as it is a long hard road . But you need to be honest with yourself about what you are producing, constantly improving and doing bigger better things.

Light my Fire

OK, so I promise I’m not a pyro, but I do love a good fire. The bigger the better. And what do you need to make a big fire? Lots and lots of wood!

Forget getting splinters in your arms as you trudge back and forth with armfuls of wood. I’ve discovered a dream invention that will quite possibly revolutionize your life. Introducing the Extremis Woodstock. A firewood rack and matching cart that you can load up and wheel to where it’s needed. In one trip you will have a huge supply of wood, neatly packed and, it looks great. In fact they look so good you could use them as a sculptural panel or room divider, now that’s one hot design.

If only Jimi Hendrix had known of this Woodstock, he wouldn’t have needed to burn his Fender Stratocaster guitar!

Give Them a Serve

Check out these ultra cool salad servers created by Bali Zen.

They are handmade by village artisans in Indonesia from locally sourced bamboo. The inlay effect on the handle uses white resin to highlight the cross section of each bamboo stalk. Pictured are the Salad Servers, but there are also Coasters and Salt & Pepper shakers in the matching design.

Available in Australia through Oxfam Trading, you have the best excuse in the world to buy the complete set…. It’s for Charity!

Perfect Porcelain

I have just stumbled across these simply stunning porcelain planters by Farrah Sit. How amazing are they?

Made with a bisque exterior,the unglazed porcelain has a soft, chalky character that is complimented perfectly by the tan leather strap. The interior is clear glazed, making the piece functional as a planter or wall storage piece. Choose from the single planters as pictured or they are also available as a tiered set.

Don’t they just ooze understated glam? Kinda like the Calvin Klein of hanging pots for your home. What a stunning collection!

Doilyicious

OK, so I think I am turning into a Nanna.

It appears I have a fascination with any design resembling a doily. Is it subconsciously relating back to memories of yummy sweet pastries and cakes? Who knows, but this  Marigold Rug by Armadillo & Co is certainly delicious.

Roughly 2m in diameter, it is crafted from natural sustainable fibers and hand made by traditional weavers in India. The beautiful, delicate pattern is contrasted by the hard wearing material used to create the piece. Better yet, each rug purchased benefits local schools in the weavers villages. It’s the gift that keeps on giving!

So why not spoil yourself with a sweet treat today?

Counting Sheep

1 sheep, 2 sheep, 3 sheep, 4. A tiny little black sheep to adore!

Whether it is used to count sheep or sing nursery rhymes this cute sheep mobile will add a touch of magic to any nursery. Designed so it remains in constant motion it will send your little baby off to La La land in a jiffy. Each mobile is made by hand and perfectly balanced by the Danish company Flensted Mobiles, and comes fully assembled, ready to hang. Easy Peasy!

This is just one of Flensted’s amazing range available in Australia through Top3 By Design. Log on to view the whole collection and get a little Danish tradition in your home today.