Gavin Rogers Gold Rush Australia

Seeing Gold

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Seeing Gold – Digital Images, Gavin Rogers, Gold Rush Project, 2014

I was drawn to the streets, my eyes wide open, focused, waiting for inspiration. After over 30km of wandering around the neighbourhood, and taking many photographs, I began to realise that gold was in fact all around us. Not so much the precious metal, but the gold of colour, culture, business and people – the value had transformed over time from the gold as a raw material to gold as a foundation of city life: migration, infrastructure, culture and work.

The gleaming hues of yellow that surface our roads: cars, houses, everyday objects. The lustrous semiotics of golden signage. The grimy yet charming graffiti sprayed walls. The unnoticed golden speckles of everyday life.

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