Getting towards mid semester and work is starting to pile up so it’s a brief post and this will be the trend for a while. I need to focus on study a little more.
Folio links include
The impressively named Federico Massimiliano Mozzano has me confused. These are well lit portraits in the Rembrandt style but I’m not sure what all the dust on the images is about.
To contrast this black and white portrait by Kenny Sweeney is faultless in my opinion
Listening to Postmodern Jukebox… Remarkable combinations of modern songs and classic styles.
Had a great time at Clarkefield Saturday afternoon ( that I’m still recovering from today). I was asked to be one of several official unofficial photographers at the wedding Rachael and David. The Bridal party arrived in the custom caravan being towed by this showpiece. I’m not into cars but this was pretty out there and the work was done by the owner and the father of the bride, so there was a nice family connection.
I picked up a couple of books this week on the premise that in ten weeks I can start working on my unread pile…
At work by Annie Leibovitz includes some classic images spanning across her career, along with a narrative about her approach to photography and her subjects.
To be honest, I had never thought about thinking until I picked up a copy of Edward De Bono’s Teach yourself to think about 20 years ago. Since then, I have collected more of his work, particularly titles looking at creativity. With a title of Serious creativity, there is bound to be something inside that I can apply to what I do.
Unusually, I have no websites to share this week…
Listening to (and occasionally watching) a recording of the latest PAX D&D game. I can’t remember how long they have been doing this for but it is two hours of nerdy indulgence.
One of the reasons I like revisiting Kyneton is that I keep finding new subjects and get to see others presented in different ways as the seasons progress.
To illustrate that here are some images from a walk that kicked off in Piper Street just after sunrise yesterday.
I had a double take when I saw these two party animals in the upper window of a shop
Initially I want more light on this but I’m glad there wasn’t
I want to come back to this if it is still there next time. The light is a little harsh and in hindsight I should have used the diffuser panel in my bag.
This old hut may be demoloshed as the land has been sold
The sun hitting this drew my eye
The week was disrupted by feeling unwell and I have had to catch up on study but here’s what I found over the week.
The Atlas of Beauty is a solo project by Mihaela Noroc. The images appear deceptively simple but a lot of thought has gone into them.
Black and white environmental portraits of artists by Barbara Yoshida
Another set of celebrity images from Greg Kadel. The image of Woody Harrelson seems inspired by a clockwork orange.
Listening to Diana Krall’s new album Wallflower.
Sorry folks, no updates for this weekend as I’m pretty limited in what I can do. Low blood pressure is the problem and the cause was taking an old medication by mistake.
Still feeling ordinary after several days but on the mend.
Folios this week are both commercial portrait photographers.
Mark Seliger My favourite portrait this year is the black and white image Seliger made of Jeff Bridges for Rolling Stone.
Tim Mantoani There is some serious skill in mixing flash and ambient light shown here. The images from Cuba and Jamaica keep catching my eye though.
Listening to Roseave by You + Me featuring Dallas Green (aka City and Colour) and Alecia Moore (aka Pink) There is a brilliant cover of Sade’s “No Ordinary Love”.