December 02, 2021

View Camera Australia_ Folio

 David Tatnall very kindly offered me chance to put up 12 images on the new FOLIO section of the wonderful View Camera Australia site...

I chose 12 images that I felt crystallised the directions I was pursuing with my 4x5 camera at the time... We are talking about the 1990's here, so while it seems a long time ago, the images remain very fresh in my mind...















November 15, 2021

URBANCLEAN 3 (B&W)

Some more from the URBANCLEAN series I am working on... the first is a re-working of an 8"x10" negative made in 1998 (Dynon Road) ... It is already a fairly 'clean' image, but it is interesting to see how far I can push it and still maintain a photographic integrity... the second is from a 4"x5" negative...











Original image for comparison ...












November 10, 2021

URBANCLEAN 2 (B&W)

 Some B&W versions of the colour work below .... all very much 'a work in progress' ....








Initial images for reference ...











URBANCLEAN 1 (Colour)

Continuing on with more 'Lockdown' experimentations... now working on the idea of making 'cleaned' versions of photographic images by removing or minimising extraneous surface details, cleaning skies and generally working towards a minimalist and more graphic or illustrative version of a photograph

I know there are photographers who work this way and after a bit of research, uncovered these...

Lauren Marsolier             Dean West               Anthony Lamb            Matias Heiderich

These are rather raw beginnings and not fully refined ones... it is clear I don't yet have the appropriate subject matter to work with yet ... however, here are some beginnings at least, showing before and after for reference...














Base files for reference ...



















October 06, 2021

PIXELPANS 3

 It has been interesting trying to find a digital equivalent to slow shutter 'in camera' panning. There is no doubt that the 'in camera' version is superior, but I am still trying... here are some images done via camera for comparisons...










These two combine slow shutter panning and flash ....









Colour versions for comparison ....








September 29, 2021

PIXELPANS 2

 These PIXELPANS are of a more industrial nature, but still with the notion of a 'gestural movement' in mind (called 'slow shutter camera panning' in its analogue equivalent)...








Below are two versions of the same image showing differing image & movement resolutions...





Again, two differing versions of the same image ...




PIXELPANS 1

Some more work from my 'pixel deconstruction' series... I call these PIXELPANS as they are a digital replication of analogue slow shutter, camera panning techniques...

They create a rather more gestural approach to making images... still a work in progress...






These landscapes are rather dark & moody and a little wilder in gesture...