Gallery – Wolf Marx

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 Wolf Marx

My interest in photography started when I started working as a geologist in Angola, Botswana and Zimbabwe. There were many amazing things to photograph in the daily excursions into the bush. My first camera, which I still have and use, was a Pentax KM SLR. Unfortunately the photos I took in the early years were not stored well and now are pretty badly faded and damaged.

When I immigrated to Australia the outback in which I worked again offered many sites and situations demanding a photograph. At this time I converted a part of the Company caravan into a darkroom and developed and printed my own black and white images.

On holidays I would travel to places with the main objective of photographing things unique to the countries visited. So a trip to Afghanistan, for example, was for the sole purpose of photographing a game of Bushkazi, the traditional game played in Afghanistan involving teams of pony- mounted players competing for a headless calf carcass.

Unfortunately the pressures of work put a stop to my photography for a decade or so until I saw the exhibition of Carol Jerrems at the Heide Museum of Art in late 2010. Carol Jerrems used a Pentax similar to mine and I was inspired to dust off and repair my old camera and get photographing again.

A wonderful three weeks in Paris, surely the most photogenic city in the world, got me going again. My family then gave me a Pentax K-x DSLR for Christmas in 2010 and I am now as addicted to photography as before.

December 2013 Update

I have just had a short trip to Kings Canyon and Uluru. Hot but definitely worth going when the tourist numbers are down. I have added some images from the trip.

7 Responses to Gallery – Wolf Marx

  1. Rebecca March 14, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    I loved reading your bio Wolf, what an interesting photography journey!
    Themed photography is a wonderful idea, who would have thought that photographing ropes would have been so interesting.
    The rich colours in the Worker Series image really stand out, I’d love to see some 🙂

    • wolfmarx March 21, 2012 at 3:10 pm

      Thanks Rebecca
      The rope series started during a holiday in Darwin and now the family knows to allow more time when we stroll around fishing harbours anywhere!

  2. Jan Krestyn March 14, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Wolf, your images of ropes and workers are amazing in their simplicity. I wish I saw the world around me with your eyes. Melbourne at dusk…aaaaaaaaaaaaah. I’m looking forwards to see some more.


    • wolfmarx March 21, 2012 at 3:11 pm

      Thanks Jan. Much appreciated.

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  4. Greg Owens November 29, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Nice work Wolf, Greg Owens

  5. Kay Marx March 28, 2014 at 7:37 am

    Wolf you are brilliant!!! Stunninng sights in your old stamping ground. Bring your camera here!!!! Kay