TYAT [Ten years ago today]

Flowerdale 2009-02-09 12:40:54

Some of the worst bushfires Australia had seen occurred in February 2009. It took many months for several small towns and villages to open as it was a gigantic crime scene. My meagre attempts at making pictures do not nor will they ever express and convey the loss and anguish felt bot those caught directly in its path. Not to mention the total sense of me being an alien in my own country.

Rumination on flickr’s popularity?

Flickr was launched on February 10, 2004 by Ludicorp, a Vancouver-based company founded by Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Fake. I stumbled upon it somehow in late 2004. At the time I was a bit over fiddling with my vicnet site and my tripod site I had at least one blog at the time on blogger.… Continue reading Rumination on flickr’s popularity?

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

Photography History Books

A recent conversation with a student about photographic history had me wondering. Why does theres seem to be a proliferation of those history books today?  The pinnacle of photography history were for a long time the two books written in or around the 1950s. One book written by Helmut Gersheim focuses primarily on the early… Continue reading Photography History Books

Road Trips & Psychogeography

I recently drove nearly four hours to visit an exhibition in Swan Hill. The exhibition entitled Mallee Routes is a 3 person show and I know two of the exhibitors in the show personally, Gary Sauer Thompson, and Gilbert Roe, the third Photographer was Eric Algar, who I have yet to meet. I am collaborating… Continue reading Road Trips & Psychogeography

All the odd numbered houses in my street that face North & seemed interesting; on Sunday.

As the weather and light here in Melbourne is putting on its best show I felt the need to wander up and down our street and make some pictures. Our street runs East/West. Which means the odd numbered houses all face North. Some of these houses are more interesting than to me than others. So… Continue reading All the odd numbered houses in my street that face North & seemed interesting; on Sunday.