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.
Recently I was fortunate to spend some time with my friend Gary, I was helping him edit his forthcoming book. We also had time to get out and try and make some pictures, we succeeded in scoping location at the least, and we also talked of many ideas about art and photography. One idea that is… Continue reading Australian Topographics
*When shared by great teachers. I had the good fortune to attend a workshop run by one of my teachers from my University years this weekend. Here’s a short clip to give you a sense of how he thinks and teaches about pictures. Good fortune or common sense though its hard to tell. It was… Continue reading The Gifts of Good Pictures*
Daylight saving has rolled back the clocks here in Australia. I am also on term break. This means several things, I will be moved by the quality of the light to make pictures often. I will have time to make pictures and prints, and speed up the final stages of the renovation.
This picture I made for class materials in my digital class. But the light was just so perfect I just felt I had to share it here. In fact over the last couple of days I’ve been motivated to pull out a DSLR and make pictures, high resolution ones that may make it to an exhibition, or book; one day. More as I sift through them, who knows maybe some gems will turn up from our sojourn in a caravan park during the week this week?
Watch this space!
One of the millennial gifts of art is that it sends people off on their own journey because there’s no correct way of looking at a photograph, just like there’s no correct way to listen to Mozart. All photography is evidence of something but you also have to go beyond that prescriptive thing you have… Continue reading Bill Henson Quote
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*