From a young age Shane has learnt what it means to be satisfied, from the simplicity of farm life through to working in tough rural communities in Australia.
So it’s no surprise that working and visiting communities throughout Asia and Africa in the past year he has been reminded that no-matter where you are in the world, you cannot escape the realities that poverty, corruption and the lack of education has on its people.
From humble beginnings working with 2 video tape players and creating short videos for his local church, Shane quickly discovered a passion for telling stories through moving images. Studying art, computer science and failing everything else, he set out and started a business in the side room of his parents house, a video post-production company called “Industrial Media Worx” (that’s right, works was spelt with an X as it was quite acceptable in the early 2000’s).
Over the years of hard work and dedication he has risked everything. With a passion to create powerful images, he has taken a journey of many adventures and experiences deeper into the craft. From VHS tapes to colouring films for cinema, the boundaries are still being pushed.
‘Satisfaction’ the exhibition, was born out of Shane’s latest adventure. This time he took an assignment with Baptist World Aid to go deep into the heart of East Africa. The commission was to capture stories and the world of locals who are impacting their communities in significant and positive ways. As with any journey into these kinds of places it didn’t take long for these people and stories to begin weighing deep on his own heart, measuring how and what impact he personally is making on the world.
Within this exhibition experience Shane hopes to inspire through the images and stories of the collection.