My upcoming solo show dates have been confirmed. The dates are 24th April to the 30th May. The opening celebration is from 4:00pm to 6:00pm on Saturday the 27th of April, at Sunshine Art Spaces, City Place Sunshine. My fresh box of paper arrived today. So now I need to find and confirm frame sizes before I start the final preparations for this solo show.
I am planning on applying for a solo show in the near future at my local community gallery.
The exhibit will be about my experience of Sunshine, in the last 18 years, we moved here in 2000. Initially when I thought of the idea I imagined I would have plenty of imagery. Well after 3 or 4 sessions printing, not so many it seems. This will impact on the timeline for when I exhibit and which dates will suit me.
Here are 18 prints chosen so far. By my calculation 20 to 25 would be a more desirable number. This means more shooting, not a bad thing, I’m just surprised at how few good images I have?
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
I am madly preparing for an exhibition that my curator friend Gary has organised this year in Adelaide. The work I’m printing is from my archive and has several decisions driving the final outcome. The size of the prints is the first issue for me to ponder, the second the quantity. If I print large,… Continue reading Exhibition Preparation
Recently I wrote about the year ahead and the exhibitions that I had either confirmed or was planning on confirming. As of this week the last of these exhibitions were locked in. I’m having an exhibition with Gary Sauer-Thompson at Atkins Photo lab as part of the SALA festival this year. Gary and I often… Continue reading Moving forward by looking backward?
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?
Robert Capa famoulsy covered the D-day landing at Omaha beach in Normandy France. The ICP in New York has dug into its archive and presented one of the few images to survive the event. The story behind the surviving few frames made that day by Capa are amongst the most contested images ever made. A.… Continue reading Robert Capa’s Famous Pictures; 75 years on.
During the long summer school holidays, I always endeavour to undertake several things. Move along with my own personal projects, thereby keeping my skill set fresh and professional, and experiment with new curriculum ideas to help the students expand their own skill sets. So far these holidays I have shot and processed 5 rolls of medium… Continue reading Experiments for 2017 classes
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?