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
I am madly preparing for an exhibition that my curator friend Gary has organised this year in Adelaide. The work I’m printing is from my archive and has several decisions driving the final outcome. The size of the prints is the first issue for me to ponder, the second the quantity. If I print large,… Continue reading Exhibition Preparation
Recently I wrote about the year ahead and the exhibitions that I had either confirmed or was planning on confirming. As of this week the last of these exhibitions were locked in. I’m having an exhibition with Gary Sauer-Thompson at Atkins Photo lab as part of the SALA festival this year. Gary and I often… Continue reading Moving forward by looking backward?