Rod Sainty is a Sydney-based photographer specializing in fine-art photography of ancient architecture. His current focus is Persia / Iran and Morocco.
To avoid the distortions of tilting and exaggerated convergence that afflicts images of architecture made at close range with normal cameras, Rod uses a large format camera offering extensive lens movements, lenses with extra-large image circles, and 4x5 inch sheet film. The result is undistorted, quietly elegant and richly detailed portraits of some of history’s most amazing architecture.
In 2017, Rod exhibited 40 photographs of Persian architecture resulting from his independent journeys throughout Iran in 2014 and 2015. He intends to add new images to that collection in 2018-19 ahead of publication.
Rod completed additional photography in Morocco in July-August 2018 and is currently preparing the images for exhibition and publication.
Rod is also working on a series of fine-art monochrome photographs of Uluru (Ayers Rock) in Central Australia. Uluru has special significance for Rod. He first visited Uluru in 1970 as a 14-year-old; it was the highlight of an epic three-week family car trip. That and later experiences of living in the Australian outback imprinted on him a deep and enduring connection with the landscape. Rod feels that the first photographs in this new series are amongst his very best, so he is keen to add to the series.
Rod is seeking gallery representation and publication.
Contact Rod at email@example.com
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