Diamond Coast | Shortlisted Project - PHmuseum 2020 Photographers Grant - PHmuseum

Diamond Coast

  • Weathered rock, near Koekenaap, 2017

  • Edge of town, Hondeklip Bay, 2017

  • Land of detritus, Alexander Bay, 2020

  • Meandering track, Oranjemund, 2013

  • Entry prohibited, Koingnaas, 2017

  • Happenings beyond, Alexander Bay, 2020

  • Tina’s trick, Kleinzee, 2020

  • Palm prints, Kleinzee, 2020

  • Cockpit, near Koingnaas, 2020

  • Convoy, near Koingnaas, 2020

  • Screening, near Kleinzee, 2020

  • Scanning, near Kleinzee, 2020

  • Sweepings, Koingnaas, 2020

  • Overburden dumps, Kleinzee, 2020

  • Repurposed pool, Kleinzee, 2020

  • Maw, Port Nolloth, 2018

  • Hair salon, Kleinzee, 2020

  • Sunbathers, Alexander Bay, 2020

  • Displacement, Port Nolloth, 2020

  • Crux

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I received a BA Fine Art degree from the University of Stellenbosch in 2003 and I became passionate about photography while studying. I\u2019ve held seven solo exhibition and taken part in numerous group exhibitions both locally and abroad. My work is represented in prominent public and private collections, among them the Saatchi Gallery in London. <\/p><p>My work often isolates and emphasises specific features of particular landscapes, from suburban areas to more desolate rural scenes \u2013 usually elements that illustrate how we as a species engage both deliberately and unintentionally with the world around us. In recent years, I\u2019ve also introduced computer generated imagery into my photographs to reveal underlying features or dynamics that can\u2019t be illustrated with photography alone.<\/p>","long_bio_raw":"I\u2019m a photographic artist living in Cape Town, South Africa. 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In recent years, I\u2019ve also introduced computer generated imagery into my photographs to reveal underlying features or dynamics that can\u2019t be illustrated with photography alone.","display_name":null,"website_url":null,"profile_type_id":2,"show_age":0,"twitter_handle":null,"facebook_handle":"DillonMarshPhotography","linkedin_handle":null,"skype_handle":null,"google_plus_handle":null,"pinterest_handle":null,"instagram_handle":"dillonmarsh","vimeo_handle":null,"youtube_handle":null,"telephone":null,"company_name":null,"address_1":null,"address_2":null,"city":null,"region":null,"country":null,"postcode":null,"vat_id":null,"codice_fiscale":null,"codice_destinatario":null,"pec_destinatario":null,"show_explicit_content":"0","created_at":"2020-02-20T07:03:04.000000Z","updated_at":"2021-05-05T15:35:26.000000Z"}}}