Artist of the moment………Photographer Frank Hurley

 

Frank Hurley was a master of photography born in Sydney, Australia in the year 1885. Hurley loved adventure and traveled all over the globe including to Antarctica. Hurley was both a photographer and film producer.

Hurley also served as an official photographer for Australia in World War One and World War Two.

The artist bought his first camera at 17 years of age and quickly inserted his sense of adventure in taking photographs. Some very unique ideas he had at the time was to stand in front an on coming train to photograph it. He enjoyed taking these pictures that also used his sense of adventure.

He first sold his images as postcards.

Hurley is also famous for his images taken during explorer Ernest Shackleton’s journey to the Antarctic. Some of these images are even in color.

price range information: Works range from $2,000 to $100,000.

In this clip a great montage of images and short documentary on his life:

Frank Hurley passed away in 1962.

What a fascinating life! You may of seen Frank Hurley’s work before as he was featured in the Imax movie made about Shackleton’s journey to the Antarctic. Hurley reminds of the adventurous out door man Bear Grylls.

 

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