Roadworks?

2009-03-23 08:32:25

This picture made ten years ago, tells me several things. Our street had new kerb put in in an effort to slow traffic, in terms of speed and amount. And that I caught public transport to work that day.

Perhaps the paucity of images at this time can be explained by the date they were made? Maybe weekdays saw me less ‘open’ to picture making than other days when I specifically went out to make pictures. On my days off.

March that year saw me uploading a typical mount of pictures to flickr so I was making them.

My flickr upload statistics for 2009
my flickr uploads for February, March, April and May 2009

Flickr! Schwag!

A parcel from flickr!

Recently I reached out to the new owner of Flickr about Schwag. Much to my delight and surprise I received a response and the schwag arrived Friday in the mail!

In flickr’s early days all that was required to receive schwag was to plan a meet up. This was done by a local group of photographers based in Melbourne. I know others occurred around the world. Lots of fun was had by all and eventually a ‘group exhibition‘ was organised.

Never before published [TYAT]

Flowerdale bushfire devastation 2009-02-23 13:52:32

I have never published this image anywhere since making it in 2009. My intentions were about respect and privacy. I’m glad I made the pictures. I was quite hesitant at the time. I have a handful of pictures on flickr I made as well on public land.

Annnnd We’re Back!

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!

Long Form Project Research

North Melbourne and West Melbourne are inner suburbs north of the CBD. They have been changing rapidly since we moved to the west in late 2000. There is currently a major infrastructure project being undertaken. It will irrevocably change the appearance atmosphere and function of the suburb. I recently visited there with this in mind and as part of an ongoing collaborative project with Gary. I learned several things. Some of these point to the history of the suburb, in particular its 20th century industrial past, others to where there may be big physical changes.

I used my time to make some digital pictures that will help me chart the changes as they occur and build on the existing collaboration with Gary. They will also enable me when I return with film cameras to make good choices in composition, and lighting.

Lauren Street & Barwise Street West Melbourne
Lauren Street & Barwise Street West Melbourne

Lauren Street & Barwise Street West Melbourne
Lauren Street & Barwise Street West Melbourne

Corner Queensbury and Laurens Streets West Melbourne
Corner Queensbury and Laurens Streets West Melbourne, late one afternoon in October

Corner Queensbury and Laurens Streets West Melbourne
Corner Queensbury and Laurens Streets West Melbourne, one morning in October

Laurens street West Melbourne, facing north
Laurens street West Melbourne, facing north

Laurens street West Melbourne, facing north from Footscray Road
Laurens street West Melbourne, facing north from Footscray Road

A decorative hoarding on the West Melbourne Station site
A decorative hoarding on the West Melbourne Station site

More from my inbox

Great article about the history of the 35mm format Here’s an excerpt; too funny! The first commercial Leica was produced eleven years later, in 1924, and for a number of years, “135” or “35mm,” as it was called, was also known as “miniature” format. Most professionals and serious amateurs, who scorned it, at least used… Continue reading More from my inbox

Exhibition in Adelaide

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.