Now Cameron has used these images as the point of departure to design a limited-edition furniture collection for Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert in Sydney. Cameron’s furniture includes a desk, a coffee table and a stool made in solid timber, a modular sofa, and a series of floor lamps fabricated from steel. He calls the collection ‘Translations’, and each piece makes an overt reference to one of the subjects of his photographs.
He looks for ways to achieve the surface patinas and forms that he found in his photographs, and to move them from one category to another. A building is translated into a photograph, which in turn becomes the starting point for an object. Design, architecture and sculpture merge imperceptibly into one another.