my work, notes, process, and some thoughts

Photography

Ruins

From ‘Ruins’, Edited by Brian Dillon Ruins of memory Notes from Rebecca Solnit (p150-152) Ruins stand as reminders Memory is always incomplete falling into ruin, but the ruins themselves, like traces, are treasures Ruins are links to what came ...

Ruins or Relics?

What is a ruin?What is a relic? Solnit writes in ‘Ruins of Memory’ that ruins stand as remindersour links to what came beforeour guide to situating ourselves in a landscape of time … to erase ruins is to erase the visible triggers of ...

Abstraction taxonomy

7 categories of Abstraction in Photography Costello, D. 2018, ‘What is Abstraction in Photography’, British Journal of Aesthetics Vol. 58, No. 4, pp. 385–400. Costello identifies and describes 7 categories of Abstraction in Photography. While ...

Moholy-Nagy and Abstraction

Amano blog post: Amano photographic studies Amano writing a summary of the exhibition Bauhaus and Photography (Feb 19th 2019) states Moholy-Nagy at the Bauhaus was interested in a pioneering attitude and asked where photography might be heading. He helped ...

My street work

I would typically shoot Saturday and Sunday mornings before the shops opened, and when there were fewer people around. Initially as I explored what worked and did not work, it was an advantage to not have to explain what I was doing. As I refined my ...

Harry Callahan notes

The work of Harry Callahan was a primary reference when I was photographing on the streets of Sydney and Melbourne. I was drawn to the city streets and the abstraction opportunities the window reflections provided. The window gave a sense of ...

Ruins

Ruins have always held a fascination. This text from Whitechapel Gallery Documents of Contemporary Art series titled Ruins is an excellent way to slip into this space. https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/ruins Introductory text The “ruins” of the ...
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