Max Dupain Analysis

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Max Dupain Bondi 1939 Max Dupain is one of Australia’s most renowned modernist photographers that has ever stepped foot on this planet. He was born in Sydney 1911 and lived there all his life. Dupain received his first camera as a gift in 1924, which spurred his interest in photography. Dupain took various images, all in black and white. Although he died in 1992, his inspiration of photography stuck with him until his death. Dupain was mostly interested in photographing the architecture, the landscape, the beaches and the cities of Australia. There were a few temporary stays to other countries, Paris in 1988 to photograph the Siedler Australian Embassy. Through the eyes of many Australians, Dupain’s photography was defined and portrayed by the beach culture, and it was the beach that inspired a majority of Dupain’s most sturdy and famous images. The Sunbaker, At Newport and Bondi all captured momentous moments. At the beginning of the mid-thirties, Dupain took on most genres such as portraits, nudes, still life and in particular, architecture. Dupain’s photography incorporates simplicity and its directness. With that thought, Dupain remained a supportive black and white photographer. He felt that colour was restricting and that nothing was left for individual interpretation. The focal point of the image draws…show more content…
The sky has a gradual tone from dark to light starting from the top of the image to where it meets the horizon which shows that the image was taken during a clear blue sky because of the brightness of the image. The glare of the light which reflects off the bodies of the male and female portrayed in Dupain’s Bondi image is from the sun which is located behind Dupain while he took the image. The sun’s location can be determined by the glare and the shadows which pop up on the left hand sides of their

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