Got a little write up for a submission I made to Hey, Hot Shot! A contest being run on Jen Bekman’s sites, she’s an innovative supporter of the arts in the digital age. Jen, also curates 20×200 and runs a gallery that supports photographers and artists. 20×200 is one of my favorite innovations of the web and a great modern, web-savvy take on art; easily distributed, thought provoking pieces of art readily available to anyone, with a connection to their creator, not just coming off the presses in a warehouse run by small, underpaid, overworked New Zealanders. That’s what they do over there between filming elf movies, right?
Red Truck on the Back Road to Manigango by Raul Gutierrez
Andrew Hetherington over at WTJ? has been covering Brent Humphries covering the tour. There’s been a lot of hype around the work, and I think it’s well justified. Here’s one of my favourites from one of the previous years. The whole production is tremendously intensive, Van, Motorbike and all this gear
We spent the weekend in Canberra. I took the old S50 just to see how shabby the RAW files are in comparison to the new gear. Had a great time with it. As Ryan Baldwin always said “There’s no point buying a camera that’s so big you never want to take it anywhere.” The S50 made for a nice tourist memory maker.
First stop was the National Portrait Gallery and their Vanity Fair Portraits exhibit. Good work from Steichen, Stieglitz, Horst P. Horst. . . Annie Liebowitz was up to her usual corporate hackery with a few notable excetions. Turns out when she first signed as VF’s Chief Photographer she shot some intimate and personal portraits, not just the productions she’s now known for.
Next was the Old Parliament House. Which was also the former National Portrait Gallery. It is the current Australian Museum of Democracy. The building just oozes 70’s and 80’s style. The offices were fantastic as they were furnished as they were the day the Hawke government moved into the New Parliament house. Although, probably a lot less cluttered than they were when in use. Below is a little gallery from the offices of PM Hawke et al: