titledanderroneouslydated‘1961’ ininkwithphotographer’s copyright label in lower margin, titled, dated ‘1963’ and signed in pencil on mount below image
36.7 x 26cm
The collection of Jeff Carter; Private collection, Sydney.
In discussing this remarkable photograph of traffic leading along Sydney’s busy thoroughfare of William Street, which joins the city to Kings Cross, Carter explained that “… by using a 200-60mm zoom lens, some half dozen city blocks were compressed to make this dramatic study of the famous street.” (quote supplied by Jeff Carter to the National Library of Australia.) The foreshortening and compression described by the artist adds to this dynamic and historic scene so reminiscent of the early 1960s. The hoardings and billboards, long since gone, and the chaotic jumble of traffic heading toward the bohemian nightlife capital of Australia speak to a time long since past.
Another example is held in the National Gallery of Australia.
Tobacco Road, Ovens Valley [NSW]1956, printed later
silver gelatin photograph
titled, dated and signed in pencil on mount below image, signed in ink on photographer’s label attached to mount verso
29.1 x 30.1cm
Private collection, Sydney
Label reads “This print was made by the photographer on premium grade fibre-based paper, twice fixed, selenium-toned, extensively washed then matted and mounted on acid-free materials for archival permanence. Signed: Jeff Carter. Glenrock Farm, Foxground 2534.” Held in NGA, AGNSW.
This silver gelatin photograph, considered to be one of Jeff Carter’s iconic images, is unusual as his later issues are digital prints