One of the few images I made on this day 10 years ago
One of the aspects of photography that captivates me greatly as indeed does so many people, is its capacity to aid memory. This is a contentious issue. With arguments against there being a tsunami of photographs and arguments that think a photograph made is better than a photograph not made, and other where the current sate of the art and technology is at a forefront, and every argument in-between
So for todays serving from my archive I present some images I made on an ongoing and regular basis. For all intents and purpose however this view has now disappeared. You see we are 1/3 of the way though the renovation of our house and these images as unremarkable as they are on the surface hold great significance for me. I even setup a dedicated tumblr for them. The premise was simple. Watch the light sweep across my backyard, which faced north. Make a picture if I felt the light was interesting, pick the most stunning ones and upload them to tumblr.
For all intents and purposes, this idea has run its course, for the time being. Soon I will upload the remaining most interesting images. Perhaps they will become an exhibition or book, either way making a picture facing north from my back doorstep has ceased, or maybe I’ll choose another angle and a different set of parameters to keep the work ticking away?
With a substantial amount of time up my sleeve now during the summer school holidays here in Australia, I hope to publish more frequently. I am poking around in my digital archive looking for nuggets of which there are a few. Here’s one to kick things off. Digital allows this kind of imagery, for several reasons,… Continue reading Holidays & Archives
I have a second method of creating abstract photo based imagery using chance. It’s much more random and requires space and time to drive and wave a camera around at the same time. The results can be beautiful but harder to achieve than the other method. The main differences are I use a flash and… Continue reading Abstractions & Chance II
My series #emptyshops dribbles along at a snail’s pace these days. I was in Fitzroy recently picking up materials to hang my prints on the wall in the upcoming exhibtion in Adelaide, when I wandered past 2 emptyshops. Numbers 000204 & 000205 are the latest additions to the series. One day I hope to make a… Continue reading #emptyshops
One of the fabulous things about being an educator of Photography at PIC photographic imaging centre teaching photo-imaging is the time given over to working with students on all things photographic. This week saw us working on a brief called the 4 corner challenge. Basically a location is chosen with 4 corners; each ideally having… Continue reading I love my job!