I visited Adelaide for the opening of the exhibition that Gary had organised and was asked to give a floor talk at Atkins Photo Lab. The talk is below, slightly edited. I made a few pictures on the way over too. Thank you everyone for coming tonight. Thanks also to Paul and the Atkins lab… Continue reading Atkins Floor Talk
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
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
Researching analogue processes this week for work has lead me down a veritable rabbit hole of information. I am teaching a process that requires a certain level of finesse and attention to detail. Also this is a particular part of the process that I have not had to draw on in my own practice for some… Continue reading Old School. New School.