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The fine art black and white photography of Jonathan Bourla

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Holidaying in Indonesia, I came across this cane chair and balcony. I found them fascinating, but rather a challenge to photograph. The sunlight was harsh, and the bamboo floor was a similar tone to the chair itself. I really wanted the floor to be darker. The idea came to slosh water all over the floor to darken it. However it dried very quickly, and my wife Julie and I would have to work quickly. We sloshed cups of water rapidly over the entire floor and when we’d achieved the effect I was after, I took the photo. The finished photograph captures the details and textures, in a very bright setting but not overwhelmed by the light.

Cane Chair

  • Print sizes available from A4 (the smallest) to A1 (the biggest).  Sizes marked Flat are presented in a clear enclosure with backing board, whilst the larger sizes are sent in a sturdy mailing tube and are marked Tube.  All prices in New Zealand dollars.


    A4, New Zealand, Flat  :   $155

    A3, New Zealand, Flat  :   $235

    A2, New Zealand, Flat  :   $330

    A1, New Zealand, Tube :  $500


    A4, Australia, Flat         :   $175

    A3, Australia, Flat         :   $320

    A2, Australia, Tube       :   $420

    A1, Australia, Tube       :   $590


    A4, International, Flat   :   $270

    A3, International, Flat   :   $520

    A2, International, Tube :   $630

    A1, International, Tube :   $800    

  • This black and white fine art photograph is printed using quality inks on heavyweight matte photo paper for excellent clarity.  Printed with a grey border.  Title and my signature in the border just under the image.

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