The Trove and The National Library of Australia

The National Library of Australia embraced online culture very early on in Australian internet culture. It has archived many blogs, mine included and since about 2009 run a picture archive that draws directly from flickr. If you want to see my pictures there use this link, https://trove.nla.gov.au/picture/result?q=s2art  . The project is called Trove I have 500+ images… Continue reading The Trove and The National Library of Australia

Mining the archive September 2018 I

Basilica di Santa Maria in Aracoeli
Basilica di Santa Maria in Aracoeli  July 2004

I am currently transitioning my workflow from Aperture to Lightroom, for a variety of technical reasons.

During this process I am rediscovering images that I have always felt had some merit. This image made from the top of a moving tourist bus has always intrigued me, because it was a fast reaction snap, and because of how the lighting and composition have come together. I would have most likely aimed recklessly in the direction of the buildings not sure of what I was going to capture and pressed the shutter hoping for the best.

The resulting image is quite eye gabbing as a consequence. It is one of two I made that day in similar circumstances.

Photobook Publishing?

There is no doubt in many peoples minds that we are in the golden era of photobook publishing. Ever since I discovered photobooks as an undergrad in the mid 1980s I have wanted to have one of my work made. Over the years I have used a variety of tools and techniques to make my… Continue reading Photobook Publishing?

Bill Cunningham [Unpublished Photos]

Bill Cunningham was a New York Based, bicycle riding street and Fashion Photographer, who worked for the New York Times from 1978 till his death  in 2016. He was somewhat of cult figure in photography circles, there was even a documentary made of him in his final years. Today the New York Times have published… Continue reading Bill Cunningham [Unpublished Photos]