Silhouettes in the Park

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Instagrammer Aaron Crothers met Street Furniture Australia in Sydney Park, St Peters, to gain a fresh perspective on how SFA’s products exist in the public realm.

Joining us bright and early at 6 am, Aaron focused on capturing images that showed how the Plaza furniture range had integrated with the parklands over time; some products are more than ten years old and many bench seats, for instance, have become ensconced by native plants and shrubs. The photographs reveal a play of shadows and silhouettes against the backdrop of a crisp Sydney winter’s morning. A new addition to the Plaza range, the Plaza Platform, was also part of the shoot.

Aaron has used Instagram for almost two years, and exclusively photographs with iPhone. He says, “I was looking to capture something spontaneous. I am interested in using available light and, on this shoot, I focused on unique compositions, symmetries, a sense of geography and finding ‘depth’ to the furniture.

“I hoped to capture the rawness of the products in their natural environment – something dynamic – as opposed to the more traditional and contrived images created in a studio-lit setting.”

See more of Aaron’s work on Instagram @aaroncrothers.

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