Cultural Critique

Hosier lane has often some fleeting and interesting graffiti. We were in town for dinner. This one speaks volumes, but I feel that its fleetingness will do society a disservice.

Long Form Project Research

North Melbourne and West Melbourne are inner suburbs north of the CBD. They have been changing rapidly since we moved to the west in late 2000. There is currently a major infrastructure project being undertaken. It will irrevocably change the appearance atmosphere and function of the suburb. I recently visited there with this in mind and as part of an ongoing collaborative project with Gary. I learned several things. Some of these point to the history of the suburb, in particular its 20th century industrial past, others to where there may be big physical changes.

I used my time to make some digital pictures that will help me chart the changes as they occur and build on the existing collaboration with Gary. They will also enable me when I return with film cameras to make good choices in composition, and lighting.

Lauren Street & Barwise Street West Melbourne
Lauren Street & Barwise Street West Melbourne

Lauren Street & Barwise Street West Melbourne
Lauren Street & Barwise Street West Melbourne

Corner Queensbury and Laurens Streets West Melbourne
Corner Queensbury and Laurens Streets West Melbourne, late one afternoon in October

Corner Queensbury and Laurens Streets West Melbourne
Corner Queensbury and Laurens Streets West Melbourne, one morning in October

Laurens street West Melbourne, facing north
Laurens street West Melbourne, facing north

Laurens street West Melbourne, facing north from Footscray Road
Laurens street West Melbourne, facing north from Footscray Road

A decorative hoarding on the West Melbourne Station site
A decorative hoarding on the West Melbourne Station site

Exhibition in Adelaide

The exhibition I am participating in Adelaide in is now being hung by Gary and Paul. Gary has been writing some fabulous articles about it all, this link takes you through to one. So fabulous I’m not saying too much either way. Here’s another out take from the show.

Three times a year…

we celebrate the three significant dates in our lives, 2 birthdays and a wedding anniversary. This weekend was one of those events, we spent the night at a fancy hotel in South Yarra. These hotels have spectacular views of the surrounding metropolis. I could not help myself and made a few pictures as the sun… Continue reading Three times a year…