Yes dear reader; or is that readers? We have been somewhat quiet around these parts. With days to go to the summer holidays here in Australia, I have some catching up to do. So. Let’s begin. I bought a new camera at last. A Canon Powershot 9GX MkII. To say I am impressed with it… Continue reading Annnnd We’re Back!
I am planning on applying for a solo show in the near future at my local community gallery.
The exhibit will be about my experience of Sunshine, in the last 18 years, we moved here in 2000. Initially when I thought of the idea I imagined I would have plenty of imagery. Well after 3 or 4 sessions printing, not so many it seems. This will impact on the timeline for when I exhibit and which dates will suit me.
Here are 18 prints chosen so far. By my calculation 20 to 25 would be a more desirable number. This means more shooting, not a bad thing, I’m just surprised at how few good images I have?
The exhibition I am participating in Adelaide in is now being hung by Gary and Paul. Gary has been writing some fabulous articles about it all, this link takes you through to one. So fabulous I’m not saying too much either way. Here’s another out take from the show.
The exhibition the I am participating in with Gary is fast approaching. This is a first for me in several ways. I am exhibiting pinned silver gelatine prints The prints are from negatives that span 25 years plus of working in Melbourne’s industrial Inner north and I have never enlarged any of them before. I… Continue reading Fast Approaching Exhibition
Another two days of productive activity sees me closer to the final edit that I hope will be about 12. It has been an interesting journey printing negatives made over an extended period. The oldest negative date from about 1992, the newest this year. In the next few days I shall begin the laborious task… Continue reading Counting down the days
This thoughtful writeup of one of my favourite photobooks is pertinent as I prepare for the upcoming exhibit I am participating in that has been organised by Gary.
Copyright of the artists, George Eastman House and Center for Creative Photograph 2009 courtesy Steidl
In 1975 at the George Eastman House an exhibition was curated by William Jenkins, assisted by Joe Deal, on what was then evolving as the new (urban) landscape photograph, titled New Topographics; Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape. You could argue that what now remains is history. Okay, but why?
The 1975 exhibition was in Rochester, NY, which would seem off the beaten photographic path to have become such an influential exhibition. But it could be argued that thirty-five years ago, fine art photography was a much different place, with very few venues for exhibition, and just as few schools which taught fine art photography. The world of fine art photography was a much smaller place, as elegantly explained by Britt Salvesen in this retrospective book’s foreword. Salvesen provides a wonderful external content and historical perspective to this landmark exhibition…
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I spent the better part of this weekend indoors processing film, and making contact sheets and prints. The prints are for an upcoming exhibition, I’m about 1/2 way through printing them all. They still need washing and toning. I’m allowing 4 days of solid work for that. Hopefully no reprints will be need to be… Continue reading How to survive Melbourne’s mad weather?
As I prepare for the exhibition in August that Gary has organised as part of SALA, I pin my prints to this wall and pop in and out of my darkroom to decide whether each prints needs more or less work and if the whole body is working cohesively. So far things are all looking… Continue reading Exhibition Preparations
I spent most of this weekend making and researching pictures in and around North Melbourne and the docks area with my friend Gary. I have many digital images that I feel succeeded and even some film as well, both medium format and large format, all black and white. I will try and process these in… Continue reading North Melbourne & The Docks