SPEED AND LIGHT by Kristian Dowling and Alex ‘Lady’ Drewniak

A new exhibition by Leica Ambassadors Kristian Dowling and Alex ‘Lady’ Drewniak, SPEED AND LIGHT, is a collaboration between Lecia Camera and British luxury supercar maker McLaren Automotive portraying McLaren’s GT supercar in a new light.

© Kristian Dowling
© Kristian Dowling

The essence of McLaren’s collaboration with Leica is a shared tribute to creativity, fearless exploration, and game-changing spirit by talented visionaries. The collection of images visually communicates each creatives’ unique interpretation of the McLaren GT supercar, exploring contemporary paradigms of originality and innovation.  

© Kristian Dowling
© Kristian Dowling

Each artist has sought to deliver a modern perspective on the McLaren GT and to treat the supercar as a character in each image. Both interpretations evoke an intense sense of curiosity, complexity, boldness, and passion. Both Australian artists fuse their original approach to photography with a contemporary take on the supercar.

© Kristian Dowling
© Kristian Dowling

Ryan Williams, Managing Director, Leica Camera Australia, stated: “This collaboration creatively fuses pictorial photography with supercars in a desire to create something truly unique by two exceptional creatives. Both artists have showcased the unparalleled image quality delivered by the Leica SL System printed on high quality ILFORD paper. The Leica SL2’s innovative design is the perfect choice for professionals, allowing photographers to fully immerse themselves in the creative process."

© Alex ‘Lady’ Drewniak
© Alex ‘Lady’ Drewniak

As a world-class celebrity-entertainment photographer, Kristian Dowling has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry. It is his love of cinema which influences his exhibition – capturing a scene with two compelling characters, as if taken straight from a film.

Lady Drewniak’s experience in the music and fashion industries shines through in her series which depicts multi-disciplinary artist, George Maple, dressed in local and international fashion brands drawing inspiration from the iconic McLaren GT. 

© Alex ‘Lady’ Drewniak
© Alex ‘Lady’ Drewniak

Details

SPEED AND LIGHT is on display at Sydney and Melbourne Leica Gallery.

Leica Gallery Melbourne

Address: Level 1, St Collins Lane, 260 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Opening Hours: Mon - Wed 10am to 6pm, Thur - Fri 10am to 7pm, Sat 10am to 6pm, Sun 10am - 5pm

Exhibiting until 31 July, 2022

Leica Gallery Sydney

Address: Shops 40-44, Level 2, QVB, 455 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Opening Hours: Mon - Wed 10am to 6pm, Thur 10am to 9pm, Fri - Sat 10am to 6pm, Sun 11am - 5pm

Exhibiting until 9 August, 2022

© Alex ‘Lady’ Drewniak
© Alex ‘Lady’ Drewniak

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