I have begun editing down the 40 or so pictures I had printed as work prints.I am now ready to print them as finished works totalling 14. This first edit above didn’t sit well with me initially.
I added and subtracted until I got the 14 above. Now as I look at them I can see a way to connect them together. My first decision was to begin and end with an image about 20 years apart. After this I loosely organised them by shape and location. Now after looking at them in isolation I can see that the horizon line can be used to tie them all together. The only remaining question now is size? Originally I was going to have 12 to 14 small 17×17 cm prints. But now I’m not so sure. I can easily print larger as all the pictures are made with a Hasellblad. Grain and contrast won’t be a problem as a consequence. Cost of course rise as I then need bigger frames and more archival mount board.
Deleuze in reply to Paul Klee:-
“There is no work of art that does not make an appeal to a people that does not yet exist.”
The Camera Essence and Apparatus, by Victor Burgin.
Pub. Mack 2018
Phone cameras in the beginning had a perceived short coming of making everything in focus. I never saw it that way and loved to exploit this idea by photographing windows and reflections.
Based on the window contents I’m guessing I was in Acland Street, St.Kilda on this day ten years ago. There are several long established cake shops here. It has over the years however evolved into a bit of a backpacker hotspot.
The only picture I made on this day ten years ago. A cafe somewhere in Melbourne’s inner west.
I’m still surprised that I managed to make interesting pictures with my humble Sony Ericsson C902. At the time it was producing a larger file than the iPhone. I waited until the iPhone 4 was released before I switched.
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