On June 4th 2015 Chris Frape was bodyboarding on the South Coast when his leg got lodged in a rock and fractured into 12 pieces. He lost his mobility, ability to work or surf and a whole lot more in one moment.
Over the next 12 months Chris worked through physical and mental challenges to finally get back on his feet. He was able to return to his work in photography, capturing new moments throughout the South Coast. These images have documented the thriving creative community that exists just an hour out of Sydney, as well as the landscape and ocean that Chris drew peace and strength from during his recuperation.
On the 3rd of June 2016, a year after the accident, Chris will return to hospital to have (hopefully his last for a while) an operation. This will improve his mobility and let him conquer some more challenges.
Before he goes to hospital Chris wanted to have an exhibition of images he took over the last year. Photos that show not only a glimpse of life on the South Coast, but also the events, people and natural beauty that inspired him through the hardest 12 months of his life.
Please join him for the opening on Friday May 13, 6-9pm to reflect on all the moments, good and bad, and to celebrate those to come.
Prints will be available for sale, and all proceeds will go towards Chris' medical expenses....yep there's a few
This exhibition is made possible thanks to the good people at:
Black Gold & Yours and Owls