Memory/Place/Archive

img_4349-version-2One 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.

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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?

Holidays & Archives

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

Abstractions & Chance II

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

#emptyshops

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

I love my job!

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!