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Research Proposals?

In my recent cyber readings I stumbled on this site, They are calling for research proposals on Photography. More specifically:-

"With the proliferation of cameras and other image-capturing devices, there is a pressing need to conceptualize the human experience as immersed in and shaped by photographic images. Arguably, the long dominance of written culture has given way to a visual culture dominated by photography-based images and their technologies. Yet the profusion of theories and systems that analyze and interpret languages and literatures has not seen an equivalent production of theories and systems that help to interpret and theorize our contemporary culture of photo-based images and their history" source

If I wasn't contemplating a PhD, myself I'd write something, because they have a very interesting list of themes to explore

  • Theme 1: Photography and the Body
  • Theme 2: Photography and Other Media
  • Theme 3: Photography and Privacy
  • Theme 4: Album, Archive, Database, Flickr
  • Theme 5: Pre-history of photography
  • Theme 6: Open

Please forward this on if any one you know might be interested?

New Project [1st Draft]

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Now that I've finished using my Sony Ericsson c902 phone/camera, I decided to trawl back though my archives and see what was lying around. From 2006, I used the k610i ending up using c902, in to the August 2010, Imade over 3 thousand pictures. From these, I managed to hobble together one book, with plenty of images to spare. When it is finished I shall post a link to it.

Two more books are a distinct possibility.


This month I got involved in:-

SoFoBoMo is short for Solo Photo Book Month - a group event where a bunch of photographers all make solo photo books start to finish in 31 days.
SoFoBoMo 2010 is running from 1st June to 31st July.

My book is uploaded, and freely available, have a look see what you think?

Online Presence

My online presence just grew by another site, this time the site is called Fine Art America and is the American equivalent of Redbubble.

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Whether this pans out to any sales or more recognition I have no idea, we'll see I guess.

Another Book Publishing Venture

I Recently signed up for another book publishing idea, this time over at, SoFoBoMo, the challenge is to produce 35 images in a pdf format book in one month. So I plan on uploading a book of 35 images minimum by the 19th of July. "SoFoBoMo is short for Solo Photo Book Month - a group event where a bunch of photographers all make solo photo books start to finish in 31 days.
SoFoBoMo 2010 is running from 1st June to 31st July."

Fingers crossed, I've a busy month ahead, a return to the EOTOB program for 2010, albeit a short 7 day stint this time, and a few days off to make images, in what can be gorgeous winter light.

NewYork Times

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While Rupert Murdoch whines about google giving away his news stories the New York Times has been one of the most poractive newspaper around in terms of the net and the paperless newspaper.

Today I have discovered they have their own dedicated news reading app, it looks not unlike a news aggregator/reader such as newsfire or google news

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Will this impact on how news is read and consumed outside America? I'd like to see the The ABC, SBS ,Melbourne's Age and Herald Sun try this, I think it would make life much easier for those who chose to consume their news this way.

Altfotonet Issue 3

Issue 3 of's publication is now online and ready to read.

This issue looks at how the impact of the New Topographics exhibition is still impacting on photography and photographers from around the world.

The issue also, has a yarn to the creators of COD, a blog that has multiple contributors and a very minimal look and feel

Yet Another Self Published Photography Magazine

Publication - Produced by street photographers for street photographers

[Produced in London, UK by Nick Turpin Publishing
  • Aims to publish the best Street Photography we can find
  • Consists of an illustrated color booklet of essays and articles accompanied by twenty-two unbound prints
  • Has a different theme for each edition
  • Is open to suggestions and submissions
  • Is self financing and contains no advertising, your purchase contributes directly to the next edition
Publication - Produced by street photographers for street photographers]

It will be interesting to see how this pans out, I like the idea of financing the publication through the photographers buying the mag themselves.


Just launched this month; COD, the death of cool, a new e-zine that uses text and photography in a blog format, as an open ended; narrative; that like all good art photography is open to interpretation.

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My first flip through it's virtual pages, was indeed interesting and engaging. It also seems to be an experiment in collaborative publishing, I plan on interviewing the main contributor and publisher Annene von Durchgerockt, over on the blog shortly.

Some exciting news.

Issue two of our gallery e/zine is slowly gathering momentum. We will look at 3 photographers, and one city, and see, how a place can inspire, motivate, & drive creative individuals. We'll also look at the commonalities & differences between each photographer's approach.

As part of my original idea to set up, I have lodged an application for an ISSN number. Which I did online over the weekend and am awaiting a response.

The altfotonet group on flickr and the blog are humming along nicely as well. Join the group if you like what you see there. If you feel you have something you want to say or add to the blog, by all means please do, contact me and I will set up an account for you.

Seaking of the altfotonet blog, this week's picture of the week is by barb, I chose it because it reminded me of Man Ray's Dust Breeding 1920. The formality of the composition belies the casualness of the scene, have a look, see what you think?

Second Nature

News just in, I recently mentioned, Second Nature a new online Journal, being published by R.M.I.T, and wondered abut images for it. After contacting the editor, it turns out they are looking for images.

Go ahead, give it a go.

In the depths of summer holidays here and after extensive discussions with Gary, on both flickr and his blog, and mine, I've managed to the find the energy to pick up the idea of publishing work in cyberspace, again using, this time with a slightly different approach.
Flickr is a deep and exponentially expanding resource, why not tap into that? Which I have now decided to do. Gary has also come on aboard as an editor, and his background combined with the other editors, will hopefully produce some fine examples of what people are doing out there in the big wide world.
The selection process therefore has changed now, either, use your existing or new flickr account to apply, [then join the companion pool], or alternatively go down the email path, both are now outlined on the submissions page.
I hope to have the inaugural issue up and running by the end of this month, warm weather and a boozy busy social life permitting.
The next stage of the plan is to apply for ISSN, but we need a minimum of one issue to apply and I feel 2 would be grounds for an even more solid application.

Journals and Magazines?


Unless you've been living under a rock of late, announced it would be closing this week.

This appears to have spurred a flurry of activity in the blogosphere, according to the a photoeditor blog. Plenty of opinions to boot as to why it folded. Personally I have no idea, other than perhaps the market can't handle an online and a print publication? The idea seemed great at the start from my perspective, but never sat that well with me, I wish it had continued, as I'm all for giving everyone a shot.

In other news, [thanks to poodly on flickr, who writes junk for code]RMIT, has set up an online journal, called Second Nature, and is taking scholarly submissions, of text, no word on images yet?

Online Publishing

I have had an image used over on, one buried deep in my stream and like so many in 2005 hardly viewed or posted to many groups, thanks to trapped in a suit it gets to see the light of day.



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