My motivation to create the images and how they were made is described below, together with information about the exhibition.

But first, here are more 'Perception' images: click to enlarge.

For Les's other series of photographs, 
scroll to the bottom of the page  and click on the images there
About the HeadOn 2020 Vision: Exhibition and Book
Head On Foundation invited NSW photographers to submit images that show how they and their communities rose to the challenges of 2020, encouraging reflection on recovery, resilience and rebuilding and hopes for the future in response to the fires, floods, and Pandemic. Forty images were selected for a photo book and exhibited at several venues  including the 'Perception' image above.
-The opening exhibition was at Robertson, and the exhibition has since appeared at several other venues

About the 'Perception' images
At the start of Covid restrictions, we felt locked in, as if looking at the world through barbed wire. In Australia, with relatively good control of Covid, our perceptions have changed and, from the shelter of our homes, we have been able to enjoy the luminous dance of little wings from the whispered flutter of insects in night-time lamplight. 
These images of flying insects are created in camera using slow shutter speeds, rather than by digital manipulation, except for the 2nd image in the series, which includes a horizontally flipped negative of the photograph.

"Happy are they who see beautiful things in humble places 
where other people see nothing"
Camille Pissarro 
Being artistically creative during the adversity of the past 2 years is a privilege, which needs to be accompanied by creative thinking and generosity about what we can do, individually and collectively about Covid in economically poor countries, To find out more, see: https://www.croakey.org/how-can-you-help-boost-covid-vaccination-rates-in-africa/

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