• Where

    The Corner Gallery

    Cnr Myrtle St & Percival Rd

  • Dates

    17th - 30th Jan, 2024

  • Official opening

    Saturday 20th of Jan, 2024

    4pm - 6pm

"Early mornings just before and after sunrise and at dusk as the sun sets are the times of relaxation and meditation, taking in the stillness and beauty of nature. I try to capture this experience inside my camera.

I hope I have been able to transmit some of these feelings and emotions through these photographs. Most of these photos were taken along the coastline between Sydney’s Northern Beaches and Kiama on the South Coast of NSW."

— Aquila Lee

NB: All images are for Sale.

Aquila Lee was born in South Korea and migrated to Australia in 1995.Between 1981 - 1983, while completing compulsory military service in South Korea, he was involved in the photography and videography of military exercises. In 1983 he qualified for his technical license in camera maintenance and from 1985-1995 ran his own business in South Korea. Here he was involved with servicing and repair of newspaper photography equipment. Aquila also gave lectures on camera mechanics at colleges in Korea.

After migrating to Australia he held senior technical positions if the repair divisions at Canon and later Nikon. After retiring from Nikon in 2014 he set up his own repair business (Sydney Camera Repairs) from his home in Ashfield where he is ably supported by his wife Pricilla.

Aquila held his first solo exhibition in Australia in 2013 and was part of the Box Brownie show at the Corner Gallery in 2022. In October 2023 he was invited to participate in the Pyeongtaek International Photography Exhibition near Seoul. He is a member of the Photo Society of Korea and the Lane Cove Camera Club.

Technical information

Most of these photos were taken along the coastline between Sydney's Northern Beaches and Kiama on the south coast of NSW.

I used a full frame Nikon DSLR camera and a variety of lenses on a sturdy tripod.

I often use one or more neutral density filters in front of the lens to enable much slower shutter speeds. This has the effect of creating movement in the water/clouds. Often the exposure times will be in the range of 5 to 30 seconds, depending on the amount of daylight.

This means I am not always sure of what I have captured until I check the camera screen or study in more detail on my computer.. There is always a second moment of discovery after setting up the shot and pressing the shutter button.

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