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Blogs, Holgas and other learnings….

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Ok, so I didn’t post images straight away, but the thing is that it’s unlikely that anyone is even reading this blog so at this point it doesn’t matter too much. Actually I’ve been researching the blog-o-sphere, well at least in terms of making mine look as nifty as possible and also to fulfil the requirements of my studies.It’s a whole other dimension, let me tell you, but I have made a new friend at uni who is THE blog queen, so hopefully, Zoe will help me figure out the coding and other blah blah technical blah…. Really, I’m a reformed luddite (is that like a reformed smoker?) who has truly seen the light of the future….
Dreaded last words….

Anyhow, here are some more pics to keep you occupied and interested:

Remnant Rainforest, Dandenong Ranges

Taken with my trusty Holga. I know these cameras are considered by some to be au fait, but I simply love mine. I’m building up a series of images (increasingly landscapes, which is new for me) made with this fantastic bit o’ plastic. Keep an eye out at my Flickr site.And below are a few more of my dear friends Brian and Mona:

The contrast between the ‘masculine’ space and the ‘feminine’ space really appealed to me (the military symbols, the grandfather chair, exotic souvernirs, a guilt mirror – the eternal female symbol). Whilst they are a very close couple, they had an amazingly strong dynamic that was nevertheless gendered and culturally coded to their generation. They were fascinating to be around and I am hoping they will let me photograph them again….Until next time and in the words of Edward R. Murrow, Good Night and Good Luck!

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August 23, 2006 at 9:53 pm

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Ongoing Series – Australian Story

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Here are some recent photographs that make up part of my ‘Australia’ series. My aim I suppose is to make images that are my view of what it means to be a part of Australian culture (whatever this may actually be). I am interested in the juxtaposition of the private person and their private space, so the work here depicts portraits of people as well as portraits of their homes.

Clarence Jack (CJ)

CJ’s Room

CJ’s Dining Table

I shall add more work over the next few days….

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August 13, 2006 at 5:55 pm

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Extreme Makeover…

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OK, so I’ve decided to change the look of my blog and to approach it slightly differently. I’ll be adding a lot more pics – at least to keep up the momentum and will post as I go, anything of interest in terms of the Masters and other photographic thoughts.
Hoping to link this soon to my own website but in the meantime, see the link to my page at Flickr.
Also, please add your (constructive) comments. I’m always happy to hear what people think of my ideas and work…
For now….. Good Night and Good Luck!

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August 12, 2006 at 4:16 pm

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