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Stuart Murdoch, Photographer; Picture Maker; Geek!

About, Stuart Murdoch.

Hi, I'm Stuart Murdoch, [Artist | Picture maker | Publisher | Apple-Geek], I specialise in all forms of creative image construction/manipulation using still cameras, read my CV for more detailed information if you are considering giving me a job, or read my creative auto-biography. Contact me if you have an enquiry?

Art/Photography

As a visual artist I create for a variety of mediums, some online some more visceral and tactile. Visit my online portfolio/gallery to see some examples of the imagery I make. Those online platforms include, ello.co, flickr.com, instagram.com, tumblr.com [with several sub-tumblrs that explore several ideas, where I live, time at home and time at work to name a few]. My online activities include blogging of course, in 2020 I began self hosting a wordpress blog.

Click to  the larger photo from this series entitled Ne0-Documentary, an ongoing photo based art project.

My early career in the fine arts began by making fine silver gelatin prints. Currently I focus on any and all forms of image construction using any photographic device at hand. I completed an M.A. in 2002, the summary of which, can be downloaded and read. The whole thing as an object, lives in the RMIT library and was a comparison between silver gelatin and inkjet technologies of the era.

These days my list of chosen tools includes, black and white film of all formats from 35m to 5x4 inches. I use Colour film, Polaroid® materials and cameras, digital and toy cameras. These are some of the  means of creative image construction and exploration I employ. I have been toying with mobile phone cameras since they appeared on the market. A list of cameras include a Nokia then a Sony Ericsson K700i followed by a k610i then a Sony Ericcson C902, and now iPhones I upload a lot of my images to flickr, as well as tumblr. Each of these spaces is an ongoing series of experimental online permanent exhibitions, I also makes books.



Publishing

click for a larger version of this picture from my Neo-Documantary Project

I have been tinkering with web publishing now since 1995/6. I once dreamt of becoming a fully fledged web designer or coder. My foray into the realm of web publishing had several driving factors behind it. The explosion into the public's awareness of the system itself. My becoming more conversant with computers. The reading of the book creating killer web sites. Lastly my own personal belief in the power of the web to empower both self expression and ‘freedom of speech.’ Ultimately though I guess I am a somewhat frustrated, desktop publisher/publisher. The early 21st century medium of the world wide web, allows me to be my own publisher of materials and content. Content I produce or I have found on my journeys of picture making, research and publishing.

I co-edited, a magazine called Refractions. ISSN 2201-6066 until 2014. I started an maintain a website called altfotonet.org, publishing 3 issues. In 2020 I am re-visiting the idea with a new direction.


Web 2.0

I'm on all the curent crop of social media tools as well, which means I'm really stretching myself thin these days. Look hard enough if you know me, you'll find me try my portal page for a full list.

Personal Life?

Ilive with my wife and two Devon Rex Kittens in Melbourne's inner west suburb of Sunshine, I enjoy photographing the urban landscape of the west and Melbourne generally. Over the years I have become more interested in Sunshine's history. I am working on a long form project photographing it.

My wife and I travel on occasion too.

Last update? 10.07.20