Eye 4 Photography
Max Dupain... Rush Hour, Kings Cross (1938, silver gelatine photoprint). "...A slow shutter speed and a wet night have given this flow of traffic from Darlinghurst Road and William Street into Bayswater Road an impression of tempo and drama. Max Dupain understood the effect of light, which he used to define form and to simplify his images for greater impact. He wrote that many of his photographs were made 'with the intention of securing a fragmentary impression of passing movement or changing form'. He didn't subscribe to artifice." From the exhibition Eye 4 Photography at the State Library of New South Wales.