Werner Pawlok Lumas Gallery

Telling a story through travel photography – And WIN some of your own by Werner Pawlok

An ancient city in Beijing. An idyllic beach in the Bahamas. Heavy rainfall on a lake in Ontario.

It’s an incredible world out there, full of magnificent destinations to discover. And with the incredible advancements in camera technology, there’s never been a better vessel to soak up all of those experiences.

But what is the secret ingredient that transforms a picture into a story? Today, we’ll explore the intriguing portfolio of two artists fuelled by their passion to bring awareness and understanding through travel photography. From the industrialised salt farms of Western Australia to the abandoned mansions of Cuba’s sugar aristocrats, these photos not only show the natural and human-made beauty of people and cultures, but also deliver the essence of past, present, and future.

Round salt ponds, mighty dams, and furrowed forests, the relationship between man and natures is at the heart of Tom Hegen’s work. He entrances the viewer with harmonious symmetry and captivating colours, while using a unique perspective to examine the influences of humans on the planet; by taking to the sky.

To Hegen, aerial photography is the only medium that simultaneously portrays our civilisation and pays tribute to our planet. From this vertical perspective, the viewer’s eyes recognise a soothing order to the chaos. Hegen teaches us a new way of seeing, following the footsteps of aerial photography pioneer George Gerster who wrote, “height provides an overview, and an overview facilitates insight, while insight generates consideration.”

Tom Hegen shows us places where the boundary between man-made and natural-formed landscapes intersect.

On this adventure, the photographer from starts in Havana. With powerful vintage imagery, Pawlok visits the present to hear the stories of the past. He tracks down building deep in a dreamlike slumber, and he kisses them awake with his camera. Almost intuitively, he is drawn to autehntic places from bygone epochs, taking a private looks into their mysterious inner lives.

Former glory and traces of decline are side by side in Werner Pawlok’s Havana photos. Palatial residencies from the old sugar aristocracy seem to entrust him, revealing their weather countenances.

The beauty of the Cuban capital and the history of Havana have bittersweet aftertastes. It is a lost world, left to decay. Pawlok brings the viewer under the spell of the old city, in which former luxury is felt merely as a relic of the past.

For more on this kind of art and what’s available at Lumas Australia, head to their website.

How to win some Werner Pawlok art by Lumas Australia

You’ll go into the running to win your very own Werner Pawlok mini, pictured below.

Worth $169, the artwork question whether one can make joie de vivre visible in a room devoid of people? Werner Pawlok can. In Havana’s decaying houses, the photographer captures the Caribbean city’s morbid charm as well as a sense of the Havanans’ vitality.For this week’s giveaway, enter for your chance to take home your very own Werner Pawlok LUMAS Mini. Instructions for giveaway below.

Minis are suitable for anyone. From the art novice to the seasoned collector.

Prize: House of Luisa – Faxas – Havana by Werner Pawlok

Modern, frameless, mounted under acrylic glass.

30cm x 40 cm

How to win…

Entries close 11:59PM AEDT 15 March 2020.

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