21 Jul 2013

Bolte Bridge revisited_02

I keep finding images that I made in 1998 of the Bolte Bridge that never saw the light of day or were left unresolved due to lack of time and competing commitments .. I am still working on the grid series from the last post, but I found this single image that I felt was 'blog worthy' ... like most of my 'Industrial' work, this image was made on my 4"x5" Toyo View camera ...




19 Jul 2013

Bolte Bridge revisited_01

While I was making some of my 4x5 work based on the construction of the Bolte Bridge in the 1990's, I started experimenting with a 6x7 roll film back on the 4x5... trying to make more complex 'structures' based on the bridge rather than a single exposure... I have recently rediscovered these and have started making some final versions... here is an example from 1998 ... I had in mind that they would be large in scale and hopefully a little disorienting and 'unstable' to view ... the extended white frame were supposed to add to that impression ...





Going back so far in time, and 15 years is quite a while, it is a bit hard to get my head back into what I was hoping to achieve, but I was certainly trying to 'fracture' the image somewhat ... while I don't fell these are totally successful or finalised it has been an interesting process looking at them again... I guess it means it's better to make and finalise work at the time it was envisaged ... for better or worse ... One of the ideas in making this series, was to make the print scale truly vast... as each image was from a 6x7 cm. neg. it would have been very easy to enlarge each panel to individual mural size and hence a very large, wall size,  final piece ...






3 Jul 2013

Abstract face (Version 2)

It's not that I'm getting indecisive, but this horizontal version of the same 'face' in the prior post is such a different interpretation... much more complex and intriguing... I couldn't resist adding it ...



Fence Abstracts

More images from 'that' fence... considering it is supposed to be winter, the early morning light was rather hard to handle and very contrasty ...







Face in the fence

I have been walking past this local fence on a development site for some time... it is slowly weathering and decaying and today I spotted this 'face' appearing and thought it worth recording... the more I look at it, it's starting to look like Montgomery Burns from The Simpsons...