As children, we knew playing footy in the backyard came with inherent risks like balls going over the fence but we did it anyway, in the hope the balls were thrown back over the fence by a kind neighbour. Then we grew up and risks became things we thought about more seriously.
Looking at Joel Meyerowitz after seeing this lecture
Listening to Jamiroquai, Fatboy Slim and Moby because my foot just wants to tap sometimes…
It was good to have a short time out, though I confess to spending very little of it lazing about it was still more relaxing than work.
Looked at work by Manal AlDowayan, Nicoline Patricia Malina and Thandiwe Muriu
Listening to Dan Sultan
Taking a very short but much needed break…
Looked at some surrealist inspired work by Izumi Miyazaki
Listening to Juniore
I feel pretty trashed with so much competing for my attention right now. I think I preferred studying as it was easier to defend my time and rationalise saying no to things…
Looked at Jérôme Courenq
Listening to Chester Bennington and Linkin Park and thinking about what might have been. I’m reminded of a quote from the movie Bladerunner
“The light the burns twice as bright burns half as long – and you have burned so very brighly”
I rarely talk about gear as I think it’s often a distraction from just getting out and doing but having some sort of gear is necessary, so from time to time I do buy things and I finally replaced my 30 yer old Tamron 90mm Macro. First thing I did was go outside to see what it was like wide open and wow, it did not disappoint. The image for this post shows just how shallow the focus is.
Looking at taking this new addition through a proper workout over the coming weeks
Listening to British duo Oh Wonder
It’s a struggle this week but days are getting longer and sheer bloody-mindedness will push me through to the weekend.
Looking at Willis Bretz series “Veterans”
Listening to Ólafur Arnalds
I have one goal this week and that’s to get to the Vincent Van Gogh exhibition at NGV before it closes. I think of it as a reward for getting all my gear cleaned and organised.
Some moody lighting in these portraits by Chris Knight
Still going through my old CD’s and currently listening to some 90’s acid jazz curtesy of Directions In Groove