Photographs taken through the window of commercial airliners on scheduled routes. Taken over 6 continents and 30 countries between 1983 and 2019.
The effect of shooting through the various layers of perspex and acrylic plastics that make up the windows has created a soft painterly quality.
Peter Hendrie. Born 1951. Studied photography briefly at RMIT University in 1969 before working as a photographic assistant at Helmut Newton and Henry Talbot Studios in Melbourne. Freelanced as an assistant in London in 1971 and worked for Charles Wilp, a protege of Man Ray in Dusseldorf Germany. Freelanced as a photographer in Tokyo before returning to Australia in 1974 where he worked mostly for graphic designers such as Garry Emery, Les Mason, Ken Cato and Brian Sadgrove as well as editorial for Pol magazine in Sydney. Photographed for many Japanese magazines such as Illustration, Idea Magazine, Impressions, Nippon Camera, Asahi Camera, Tokyo Journal and had solo exhibitions at the Fujifilm Salons in Tokyo and Osaka. In 1984 he started the Australian franchise of the New York-based photo and film agency The Image Bank with offices in Melbourne and Sydney and photographed material for this agency as well as editorial and personal work. Sold The Image Bank to Getty Images in 2000, and has since then worked on personal photographic projects. The photographs in this exhibition are from his recently published third book The Window Seat.
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