My new photo-book, Ripe Fruit, featuring the life and art of Mary McIntyre was launched on 7 November 2017 at Pah Homestead. Mary was taught by Colin McCahon at a beginners art class in 1965.
This is the very first ‘Ripe Fruit’ and was matured with the support of a group of very special guests and the Wallace Arts Trust.
Thank you to all that came along!
About the Ripe Fruit Series
Ripe Fruit tells the stories of a person at the peak of their powers.
We couldn’t, and most of us wouldn’t say we are at the pinnacle of our lives.
I have chosen people for you to meet that I’ve encountered along the way during my career as a photographer. Many of them artists across varying disciplines.
A resulting characteristic of the Ripe Fruit series of books is that we get to meet someone in a particular and unique way, through a series of photographs of them in their home or studio. I’ve captured them at a moment in time. Hence in a way, the viewer gets to meet this person.
Another resulting characteristic is that the person featured in ‘Ripe Fruit’ is celebrated. Celebrated while they are alive. I really value and respect our wise elders. I didn’t have my Grandparents around long enough at an age I could really appreciate them. It has always felt important to me to value and make time for encounters with the very wise.
Along the way, I will introduce various people in each of the Ripe Fruit books. Some well known, others not so well known. Most living, some not. One will be anonymous. In the first Ripe Fruit volume, there will be eight books.
Your purchase of Ripe Fruit assures the life of the next issue. Get your own copy below.
The Wallace Arts Trust is honoured to support Simon’s project.