On Friday I took delivery of my new iPhone 12. I have yet to put it through its paces. Having 3 lenses is a bit of game changer though. Not being able to move around very far, combined with the weather this weekend means limited picture making opportunities.
Here are two examples made so far. The new wide angle lens is indeed wide. So much so I need to watch where my fingers are in the frame.
We are looking for photographs taken in Victoria during 2020 that offer a unique interpretation of A new normal, the kind of images that will provide insight for generations to come about what it was like to live through this pandemic. Send us the photographs you’ve already shot, or take your camera with you on your daily walk. Just be sure that you follow current public health advice, including wearing a face mask and maintaining a physical distance of 1.5 metres between yourself and others at all times.
I have submitted 3 images made in the limited times I was able to be out and about. These are two of those.
The first was made in Geelong when I was there on business other than photography using my only camera at the time, my iPhone XS. I snapped this picture out of sheer surprise and humour as I felt the price was ridiculous for 48 rolls of toilet paper. A day or two later I regretted not buying it when I had the chance. It feels like it took more than six weeks for supplies to return to normal. We just made it though on our supply as I often buy enough when it is on special at the supermarket.
The second image made a month later was a fortuitous moment on a return trip from the supermarket. The mask was removed from the statue a few days later so I’m glad I stopped and made a few pictures of it as well. This one however I used my point and shoot and I’m glad I did. Both have been processed using Luminar 4 which has become my new digital asset management and processing tool. clicking on the link helps me with some minor benefits from MacPhun software, makers of Luminar 4.
I list Emmet Gowin as an influence in my student years. He traveled to Australia to give a series of master classes and lectures in the 1990s. I was lucky enough to attend these. I was delighted then to see this keynote address he gave at Click 2020; posted online recently.
This exhibition features the photography of Adam Dutkiewicz and Gary Sauer-Thompson. The work in the exhibition builds on the Monash Gallery of Art’s 2012 exhibition entitled Photographic Abstractions ; two earlier abstraction exhibitions curated by Gary Sauer-Thompson at the Centre of Creative Photography in Adelaide, South Australian ( 2016 and 2017 ); the photographic abstraction tradition constructed in the Abstract Photography book by Adam Jan Dutkiewicz and Gary Sauer-Thompson published by Moon Arrow Press in 2016; and Gary’s minor photography in Thoughtfactory’s abstraction blog.
The first 12 images in the exhibition are by Adam Jan Dutkiewicz; the second 12 images are by Gary Sauer-Thompson.
Today is World photo day on the microblog platform. From the their blog:-
The 24-Hour Photo Challenge starts in less than 24 hours!
Starting at 12 noon U.S. Central Daylight Time on Tuesday Oct. 13, post one photo from where you are.
This equates to 04:00 here in Australia, now till 04:00 Thursday.
This morning was a typical one except over my morning coffee I decided to watch the recording of the Apple event.
Here then is my first photo of the project. A still life at home, in Melbourne, Australia.
So writing here on my phone and posting to both stunik.com
and my microblog. Learning the ropes and trying new things. Accessing the help file is useful, of course. Will I continue this way remains to be seen. Generally life here is somewhat frantic. Time has become a resource I’m reluctant to squander.
A new platform for my “relatively” new blog
The wild wild internet still exits…
The elusive thing that we call the photographic look is an abstract phenomenon. It’s the aggregate perceptual experience that emerges from the sum of many smaller attributes that clue the eye.
“The longing for simplicity in the face of overwhelming complexity is as understandable as it is misguided” warns Mark C. Taylor. As artists, to put all of our faith in the illusory simplicity of bundled systems instead of understanding the analytic components that are the undeniable building blocks of the process is to give up our control and authorship. How has it come to be that we’ve taught ourselves that that nuanced and masterful creative authorship is as simple as choosing Coke versus Pepsi? Expertise requires more than simply memorizing (and then repeating) which of three or four prepackaged options is the best one.
The British Journal of Photography has launched an exhibition in space. It is a 45 minute screen based exhibition beamed from above the earth.
From their website, about the exhibition.
Drawn from Portrait of Humanity, a movement seeking to prove there is more that unites us than sets us apart, the exhibited images showcase the many faces of communities across the world, celebrating humanity in its countless variations.
While the global pandemic forces museums and galleries to remain closed, the film should remind us of our universal bonds, despite being forced apart, with vivid images slowly scrolling across a framed-screen, exhibited against the backdrop of our collective home below.