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November 5, 2010

Analog Printing

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I was fortunate recently to spend some time in my darkroom at home. A rare treat, and a fruitful exercise, a surprising one in one sense too. Surprising in that I have no planned exhibitions on the horizon.

One of the joys of printing in a wet darkroom context is the sense of isolation, unless it is a communal darkroom. With that isolation comes, time to think, watching a print slosh around in a tray of chemistry allows your mind to wander, and wonder. I often concoct titles and other snippets of text for and about the images I'm printing in this situation. All of this is of course compounded by the fact, I need to write these things down, before I forget them, and this is one of the few times on the last 3 or 4 years where I have returned to my hard copy journal.

Hard copy journals, or sometimes visual diaries are the back bone of many art courses and Artists sketch books can be as revealing as the work they produce. My journal has suffered badly over the years, I keep and organise almost all my creative ideas and input using a variety of disconnected computer based systems and applications.

Has this impacted on my ability to focus on projects, perhaps, I know it hampers my ability to see connections in my work when I am not able to have a tactile process in place that allows me to look and see photographs side by side.

I have no idea what this all means, but I do know, that a large creative outburst maybe on the horizon.

November 4, 2010

Resurrecting

I am thinking of resurrecting, an old photo blog. More news as it comes to hand.

November 6, 2010

Street Photography Project

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The Photographer's Gallery in London, is running a street photography project, that I am hoping to get involved in, the beauty of it is that once a week you receive an instruction and only have a short time frame to make the picture and upload it to flickr. This ticks several of my boxes, so I hope to actually upload a picture soon.

November 16, 2010

Meanwhile; elsewhere on the web.

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I have had an image published by the online magazine, called Australian Policy online.

It has been used using my creative commons licence, which I've always been an advocate of.

APO describes itself so:-

APO is a news service and library specialising in Australian public policy reports and articles from academic research centres, think tanks, government and non-government organisations. As well as research, the site features opinion and commentary pieces, video, audio and web resources focused on the policy issues facing Australia.

I am honoured and appreciative that this organisation has used my image, especially as they have honoured its creative licence

The image is used in an article entitled, Australia in the digital economy: the shift to the online environment, and can be read on their website, under the section Creative & Digital.

November 20, 2010

A rare occurence

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A rare incidence of a corrupt Iphone file, I may just attempt to open it with another application and see how I go?

November 22, 2010

4over3 Statistics

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I am currently conducting, an online experiment with a group of other photographers, using iPhones, on a site called, 4over3. By all accounts it seems to be going well.

November 28, 2010

Western Australian Art

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Brad Rimmer, has some work on his website, that is reminiscent of Thomas Ruff, and the Dusseldorf School of photography. His website however is bereft of information. The work certainly works well, especially his colour work.

How did I fond him, in this crowded market place where everyone is a photographer? The e-zine, flackphoto.

No mean feat in this day and age of flickr, photo-blogging and iPhone photography.

The work suggests to me an idea that some people in the eastern states feel about the west, a kind of land frozen in time. Sadly due to the lack of context or information on the site, I can't really confirm or deny this.

Nonetheless, it's great to see Australians doing well in a crowded and highly internationalised stage.

Edit, some more digging has a quote from his book publisher's site, where he says:-

“I was worried about revisiting my old home and going inside the house, but I had no real connection at all. Everything that was in my mind had gone and I felt a strange relief. On my way out of town that evening I thought of how many people had left and never returned, just left for good. I’d never thought about that before.”

It also turns out he is the same age as me and has an impressive track record, in Australia and around the world.

About November 2010

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