Alan Wylde - artist information
The pursuit of photographic images has been an important part of former public servant and scientist Alan Wylde’s life since he began taking pictures with an Agfa Clack when he was a teenager.
After winning his high school’s prize for photography and participating in competitions at the Christchurch Photographic Society he eagerly embraced the alternative vision offered by Photoforum when it was formed in Wellington. A set of his photographs “Birthday Pictures of Katharine” was purchased by the National Art Gallery and the Dowse from a Photoforum show in 1980.
Alan welcomed the arrival of Photospace Gallery in Wellington in 1998 and has been an enthusiastic supporter, having participated in several group exhibitions. His solo exhibitions at Photospace include 'Bricks & Mortar' in 2009, 'Common Cause' in 2014, and 'Beach Dwellers' in October 2016. The main concerns expressed in his work are the relationship and interaction of people with the constructed environment, and architectural & engineering history in contemporary culture.
Examples of his work can be found on his blog http://dayoutinnz.blogspot.co.nz/ and books he has self-published using Blurb at http://www.infotourguides.nz/ .