Archive for July 2009

I hear ya

July 30th, 2009 — 4:58am

I know exactly how this guy feels.  Bloody TSA.  Single from the series Seikhs in America by Fiona Aboud

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July 30th, 2009 — 4:55am

With a little help from Scott Kelby I did some post prod on some of my self portraits. Gave them a bit more of a Dave Hill look.  Getting there.

The problem with self portraits is that you end up spending too much time looking at yourself.  I’m not easy to work with, either.


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38 bottles of beer on the wall

July 29th, 2009 — 8:06am

Courtesy of Lens Culture are 38 interviews with some of the photographers at the forefront of the industry.  At least financially speaking.  Dignitaries include David Maisel, Stephen Mayes, and Edward Burtynsky.  They are fairly extensive audio interviews on various topics with accompanying slideshows.  It’s pretty interesting stuff, but will take a while to get through it all.  More to come on this in the next few days, I’m sure.

Burtynsky works on a grand scale.  He’s pretty well known and has produced some amazing images from the three gorges dam site.  A subject which is close to my heart, well, interests.

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580ex II + a sunset over centennial park + staying inside to work on my portfolio

July 29th, 2009 — 7:52am

Just a little slash testing at the desk.  The only shooting I did today.  Pretty boring, but a nice soft light.  And a nice sunset, which is always a big plus at the end of the day.  Especially if you’re a sailor.

Take note of Jojo’s desk.  How can someone so small make such a mess!?!


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Le Tour

July 28th, 2009 — 7:52am

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

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July 27th, 2009 — 1:25am

As usual the best pieces at the NGA were outside.

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July 27th, 2009 — 1:19am

Check out Cream Café Bar when in Canberra for good coffee, and decor.



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Peter Harvey. . . . . . . . . . . .

July 26th, 2009 — 9:04pm


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:

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. . .Obscura. . .Wheels

July 23rd, 2009 — 7:07am

Camera Obscura on wheels.  Looks like a nice, but fumy way to travel.

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City boys in First Class don’t know they’re born little

July 23rd, 2009 — 2:23am

Head On
Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany

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