Looking and listening this week

Looking and listening this week

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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.

A weekend wedding

A weekend wedding

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.

 

Looking and listening this week

Looking and listening this week

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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.

More Kyneton

More Kyneton

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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.

 

Looking and listening this week

Looking and listening this week

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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.

Looking and listening this week

Looking and listening this week

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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”. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XejdcHDxNlc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3LH-fMNOAA