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Craig Tuffin + wet plate photography

There is an upcoming Wet Plate Collodion Gathering in Australia, which is designed for both novices and those more practiced at using this antiquarian technique at Gold Street Studios, Trentham, Victoria. It is run by Craig Tuffin. Craig Tuffin, The Separation of Eve', 2012, 11"x14" Clear Glass Ambrotype Tuffin's image...

Richard Stringer: Queensland architecture

Richard Stringer has spent a lifetime photographing Queenslandâ??s built environment, both modern and historic, in Brisbane and throughout the state. He is the author of Vanishing Queensland, a body of monochromatic photographs of the old buildings in Queensland. Richard Stringer, Andrew Petrie stonemasons, 1980, printed 1987, Gelatin silver photograph He...

Claudia Terstappen: bush fire landscapes

Claudia Terstappen's Northern Territory landscapes are intriguing as they are about fire: Claudia Terstappen, Bushfire III (Northern Territory, Australia), 2002, Bushfire III (Northern Territory, Australia) 2002, From the series Our ancestors 1990- This is a landscape that is shaped by fire: Claudia Terstappen, After the fire (Northern Territory, Australia), 2002,...

John Davies: the shock of the old

John Davies is known for his north of England landscapes.and the industrialisation of space. Those made between 1979 and 2005 show the complex scenery of post industrial and industrial Britain. He is widely regarded as Britain's leading landscape photographer, and has spent 30 years photographing the industrial and post-industrial landscapes...

The Sundance Film Festival Portraits

Photographer Victoria Will wet plate (Tintypes) portraits made at The Sundance Film Festival of some of Hollywood's current film stars. Victoria Will, Mark Ruffalo, Sundance portraits The results are unpredictable because of the finicky nature of the chemistry but the process does suit portraiture: Victoria Will, Michael Shannon, Sundance portraits...

Claude Cahun: surrealism

Originally and most publicly a writer, Cahun rarely published and never exhibited her photographs which were not created, for the most part, for public consumption. Although recognised for her literary contribution in France, in the English-speaking world Cahun has come to be known primarily for her performative self portraits of...

Francesca Woodman: self, femininity and photography

Francesca Woodman was an America photographer who lived from 1958 until 1981. Her interest was in female subjectivity, seriality, Conceptualist practice, and photographyâ??s relationship to both literature and performance. Though she experimented with various types of camera and formats of film while working, many of her pictures were made using...

picturing the cosmos

This composite image is from NASA's Dawn mission and it shows the flow of material inside and outside a crater called Aelia on the giant asteroid Vesta. The area is around 14 degrees south latitude. The images that went into this composite were obtained by Dawn's framing camera from September...

acquisition's in the tech industry: iPhoneography

I hate this. A small company develops good software, gets bought out by a giant tech company, and the software is taken off the market. A case in point is the KitCam app for the iPhone made by GhostBird Software. It is an iPhone camera app that augments appleâ??s built-in...

ravaged landscapes

From Lewis Baltz's Candlestick Point-- a book of stark photographs of a ravaged, ugly land that is far removed from an heroic vision of America. This is the wasteland. Lewis Baltz, Candlestick Point, #45, 1989 This is conceptual rigorous work premised on groups of images or a series. As a...

aerial views of the Australian landscape

The aerial view of the landscape offers a different perspective to earth-bound landscape photographers. The former has been photographically explored by Richard Woldendorp. He works from small aircraft such as a Cessna flying between 500 and 1,000 metres above the ground and uses three different cameras, a Pentax 6x7, a...

Wall Street in the 1970s: Charles Gatewood

In his "Wall Street" series of the 1970s, Charles Gatewood captured the eerie starkness of life in the shadows of New York's financial center. Between 1972 and 1976, Gatewood hung out on corners near the New York Stock Exchange. Most of the people he photographed were walking to or from...

Florence Henri's mirrors

In 1927 (at age 34), Henri enrolled as a non-matriculating student at the Bauhaus in Dessau, where she studied photography for the first time with László Moholy-Nagy, developing a close friendship with Lucia Moholy, who strongly encouraged Henriâ??s experimentation with the camera. In early 1928, Florence Henri abandoned painting and...

William Christenberry: photography + memory

William Christenberry picked up the Brownie camera to make color prints as references for his paintings of the American South. His series of his color Brownie snapshots that had been tacked to the wall were seen by William Eggleston in 1962. They encouraged Eggleston to make the shift from black-and-white...

Bryan Schutmaat's American West: people

Bryan Schutmaatâ??s series â??Grays the Mountain Sendsâ? is a constellation of fading mining towns in and around the Rocky Mountains constructed from still lifes, portraiture and landscapes. Bryan Schutmaat, untitled portrait, from Grays the Mountain Sends Schutmaat calls the project â??a meditation on small-town life, the landscape and more importantly,...

Travels along the River

In 2012, four photographersâ??Stu Levy, Phil Straus, Rita Swinford,and Jasmine Swopeâ??traveled along the Colorado River in a raft from Lees Ferry to Diamond Creek, to photograph its geography and history through fine-art photography. Jasmine Swope, Grand Canyon, from Travels along the River Their work helped to support the Venice Artsâ??...

Geoff Schirmer, photography + the Victorian landscape

Geoff Schirmer is a Melbourne based large format landscape photographer who works in black and white. he is a traditionalist in the sense that he does his own film processing and printing. Black and white for him presents the viewer with a different way of seeing in that it invites...

a change in the culture of health care

This article--The Hospital Is No Place for the Elderly --in The Atlantic speaks a lot of sense in the light of this kind of foreboding about Australian governments needing to make tough choices now to balance the budget, rather than waiting for a crisis to act. Australiaâ??s future budget problems...

Australia's seaside towns

In her article on Australia's coastal or seaside towns and a sense of place Elizabeth Farrelly says that they suffer from a single organising principle: water. Nothing else figures - church, square, town hall, market, windmill. Only water, which is to say, money. Water makes a town self-arrange like iron-filings...

a dying land

The big ice is sick." These words, spoken by an old Inuit hunter, express what is happening to the Arctic. It is a dying land. Ragnar Axelsson, storm, Ittoqqortoormit, from Last Days of the Arctic: Journeys with the Greenland Inuit. Ragnar Axelsson travelled the austere landscape of remote Greenland and...

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