A swim ring’s shadow shimmers in the turquoise of a hotel pool. The angular railing of a single stair step appears like a sculpture, out of place. A dissimilar pair of palm trees reaches into the infinity of the clear blue sky, one of them completely in white. Its shadow likewise appears misplaced: Its stage is a light green wall adjacent to a deserted parking space. Shadows, palm trees, anonymous buildings, lifeless places, bizarre details — photographer George Byrne, born 1976 in Sydney, looks where nothing appears to be happening at all. But the street and landscape photography radiates, it is pure joie de vivre. A road movie that passes through enchanting colours, glimmering lights and unusual image compositions.
Byrne graduated from Sydney College of The Arts in 2001, travelled extensively, and then settled in Los Angeles in 2010 where he has been focusing on his photographic practice.