A recent conversation with a student about photographic history had me wondering. Why does theres seem to be a proliferation of those history books today? The pinnacle of photography history were for a long time the two books written in or around the 1950s. One book written by Helmut Gersheim focuses primarily on the early… Continue reading Photography History Books
This weekend is the annual Melbourne Art Book Fair, agin this year I will be behind a table along with my fellow Photobook makers. I’m actually sitting the stand on Friday the 16th for the first session from about 9:30 onwards until 1:30, and the end of the session on the Sunday time to be… Continue reading Melbourne Art Book Fair
I am very excited to announce that this weekend, 2nd September and 3rd September, the Melbourne Photobook Collective will have a stand at the photobook fair as part of the 2017 Ballarat International Foto Biennale. I personally will be sitting the stand on the Saturday, swing by say hi and buy a book or three.… Continue reading Photobook Fair @ BIFB 2017
My humble little publication, ‘What’s the ugliest part of your body?’, arrived today. Seven days earlier and it would have made the NGV Art Book Fair. Ah well, contact me if you want a copy.
These holidays have been nothing like I have ever experienced, in part due to the renovations here at our house. Several other activities encroached on my spare time too, not for the worst though, the Melbourne Photobook Collective met twice and now we are having a stand at the NGV’s art book fair later this… Continue reading Website Update
My latest book is off being printed. Part of a longer ongoing project involving the pictures I make on a daily or weekly basis. I’m interested in the idea of the flanéur in the 21st century using technology to gather thoughts and observations about the world around them. Here are some spreads from it.
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*
I have several texts on photography that lie around the house and I pick up when I feel the urge. One of these is called ‘Pictures Not Taken‘. It is a collection of short essays by many photographers who describe a picture not made, whether for technical, physical, moral or ethical reasons. My favourite is… Continue reading Reading Research Results?