Monthly Archives: February 2013

Finalist in Photo Masters Cup 2013

I was fortunate to be awarded  as a finalist in the 2013 Photography Masters Cup.

There were 8,521 entrants from 86 countries, so feel pleased with my result.

The image is also from Karijini, but whilst it is a favourite the aspect ratio just would not fit into the collection for our current exhibition at the Milk Factory Gallery.

Emma & I were in Kalamina gorge (one of our favorites) just looking for mini landscapes under our feet. I spotted this & was immediately drawn by the shapes that looked just like mountains. After a couple of frames I then thought actually it looks more like a volcano!

I then decided it needed smoke puffing out the top, so I simply scouted around until I had gathered enough red pebbles of various sizes.

Later, I really got carried away & splashed water & slime from some nearby puddles to add the look of puffy clouds, however it was not as successful as I had first imagined.

Still, I did not really care as I was having fun playing around like a big kid…


MARK KELLY “Karijini Volcano”

this is the press release



LOS ANGELES (16th Feb 2013) – Photographer Mark Kelly of Australia was presented with the 6th Annual Photography Masters Cup Nominee title in the category of Abstract at a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photoshow. The live online ceremony webcast Saturday, February 16, 2013 was attended by photography fans in 86 countries who logged on to see the climax of the industry’s most important event for color photography.

The awards international Jury included captains of the industry from Phillips de Pury & Company in New York; Kunst Licht Gallery, Shanghai; XPO Gallery, Paris; Tasveer Galleries, India; BFN, Netherlands; to BBH in London who honored Color Masters with 239 coveted title awards in 18 categories.

“It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 8,521 entries we received this year,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. Mark’s “Karijini Volcano”, an exceptional image entered in the Abstract category, represents contemporary color photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present him with the title of Nominee.”

INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS, PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERS CUP is the leading international award honoring excellence in color photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in color photography.

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Contact: Mark Kelly


Karijini Exhibition Is Ready!

Well – the time has finally arrived!

All the Karijini images are hanging in the MKImages Gallery (part of the Milk Factory Gallery Complex)

My daughter Emma is exhibiting for her first time, so this is very exciting for us both.

Here are photos of the exhibition. However, on-line they do not show any were near the quality of the actual printed works!

A big thanks to Sonja & Bob at ArtHead for printing & framing, especially the nearly 3m gigantic panorama.

Karijini Exhibition Gallery Panorama


Emma Kelly Karijini Images – collection #1


Mark Kelly Karijini Images – collection #1


Mark Kelly Karijini Images – collection #2


Mark Kelly Karijini Images – Panorama Centrepiece


Mark Kelly Karijini Images – collection #3


Mark Kelly Karijini Images – collection #4


Emma Kelly Karijini Images – collection #2









Karijini Exhibition Invite – Sat 16th Feb 4pm

An exhibition of photographic prints by father and daughter inspired by the wonderful rock formations of Karijini National Park.