Enlargers, the good the bad the ugly? I am often asked about all kinds of photography equipment, from cameras to tripods to enlargers and everything in between. Recently I was asked about what is a good enlarger so as I have yet too add this FAQ to my website I’ll start with a blog entry… Continue reading Enlargers?
Ken Robinson is a bit of a guru for me and my pedagogical practice here he is reinstating what good teachers know, standardised education doesn’t work, people’s curiosity need to be awakened and challenged to get them to commit education. Click through to watch the whole video because he can tell it in more succinct way… Continue reading Teaching & Learning in the 21st Century.
The summer holidays is a time to dip into my extensive photobook library. Or even just my library. Sadly this year my books are packed away for the duration of the renovation we are having built for us at the moment. Since packing up I have bought 3 books and also kept a handful of texts… Continue reading Currently Reading*
Well, one way to differentiate your work from the masses posting on Instagram is to make your work into prints and display them somewhere. Just that separates you from most. A print is a real thing, something you can stand in front of and look at for a while. But also build a website, make… Continue reading Food for thought?
Today it has been announced that Princeton University have released their Minor White Archive as a web site. This is my favourite image by him and one of my all time favourite images in the history of photography. Some of the reasons I like it are: it poses more questions than it answers it elegantly… Continue reading Minor White Archive!
Every year in November, our students collectively exhibit their work for the Certificate IV students, it is their first major exhibition, for the Diploma students it’s their 3rd. I spent Wednesday, helping hang the show. This year was very different. The entire show was to be pinned to the wall, all 80 plus prints, some… Continue reading End of year exhibition preparations 2016
I have a second method of creating abstract photo based imagery using chance. It’s much more random and requires space and time to drive and wave a camera around at the same time. The results can be beautiful but harder to achieve than the other method. The main differences are I use a flash and… Continue reading Abstractions & Chance II