I was fortunate to have some spare time this weekend, in between helping my friend Gary edit his photobook and unpacking the house as the renovations wind down. During some down time I showed him around my suburb, as he is from South Australia. The image above is a view that is going to be a regular place I visit.
During his stay we talked of many things and I took away plenty of food for thought. Things like; what are the driving factors behind modern curators choices in exhibiting photographic art? The importance of photographing your ‘place’ in the here and now. The rate and significance of urban change; amongst many other things.
A Diane Arbus retrospective Sigh!
My body of work about abstraction perhaps has its roots in this quote, by Frederick Sommer. Photography is well adapted to work by the laws of chance. Poetic and speculative photographs can result if one works carefully and accurately, yet letting chance relationships have full play Taken from the NGA [USA]website
It seems Sir Elton John has an extensive modernist photographic portrait collection.
Yesterday I posted an image from a long ongoing project that involves time and light. After the weekend workshop I attended recently, I decided to ‘process’ an image. Given the nuances that were apparent to me when I made the picture for the project on Friday night I thought I’d share the before and after… Continue reading Luminosity
I am interested in what goes on on both sides of the lens. The camera’s capacity to faithfully draw the world at any given moment on one side, and it’s ability to record my emotions thoughts and feelings on the other side. I have several projects that explore the cerebral side of photography [what’s in front… Continue reading Other Long Term Projects