A want to get back to a slower way of taking photographs, away from the near-endless shots available on digital cameras, and smartphones, and a little bit of inspiration from the likes of Mapplethorpe too, a restored Polaroid camera (Autofocus 600) was a gift for Christmas 2020. I am re-learning about light and distance, andContinue reading “Time for Polaroid”
From the speakerscorner.org.au website: “Every Sunday, from 2pm until 5pm, people gather in Sydney’s beautiful Domain park to discuss matters. The ones standing on ladders are ‘the speakers’, and they believe it’s their job to educate their ‘grasshoppers’ or ‘groundlings’. The ones sitting in chairs believe it’s their job to point out why theContinue reading “Under the fig tree”
It wasn’t a leatherman, a naked man, or a man in a polyester suit that was the subject Robert Mapplethorpe’s first photograph — it was his oldest sister Nancy posing elegantly outside the family home in Floral Park, New York. Many more women would sit for Mapplethorpe — a subject that would not be his most infamous but arguablyContinue reading “Robert Mapplethorpe: look at the women”
Black and white photographs I took in the New York Summer of 2013. The city is an assault on the senses — bringing it back to black and white quietens, but also sharpens it.
Photographs taken on a Spring Sunday in St Kilda, Melbourne.