The National Gallery of Victoria recently had a festival of design, Melbourne Design Week. Part of this festival is the Melbourne Art Book Fair. I take part each year wth the Melbourne Photobook Collective. I am still selling the same books since we began, and they are slowly getting sold. I have a couple of ideas… Continue reading Melbourne Art Book Fair 2019
This picture made ten years ago today is a clumsy attempt at an abstraction. I have no idea where I was when I made it? Based on date and time I suspect I was on my way to work and it is perhaps a piece of public transport infrastructure. Is this a case of too many pictures?
Something I have noticed in trawling my archives is that I was much more experimental in my approach using these early phone cameras. Looking back on them some are pleasing and interesting. I feel now that my phone has a much better camera, including software to operate it, I now take less risks. Also I maybe focussing on achieving a more recognisable outcomes instead of a try it and see approach.
For those of you who may not know, I am currently working on many projects both digital and analogue. At the same time I am reading and researching as much as time and energy permits. Last weekend also saw me at the Melbourne Art Book Fair. To say I enjoyed myself would be an understatement.… Continue reading Project Updates
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.
In 2009, ten years ago when I made this picture. Cameraphones were crude devices. Yet often capable of producing wonderful results. This image is one of them.
Strangely, despite the ease of use and portability of these devices my picture making was nowhere near as prolific then, as it is today? Sadly then, this is the only picture I made that day?
Disk space and storage may have been one issue impeding my picture making acticities. My state of mind another. Still I’m glad I never intentionally delete pictures, no matter how bad they seem when measured against my standards.
In 2009, my digital input was low, often making only one picture a day. This is a rare case of such an instance where timing paid off. It would not be until 2010 that I procured my first iPhone and my first Digital camera. The first digital camera I owned was not a DSLR, rather a point and shoot. A Canon G11. It served me well.