Small breaks in routine are a mercy. A walk, a game, a good book or stimulating conversation all help to reset the brain for the challenges of a working week.
With that in mind I deliberately did not browse the interwebs looking at other photographers. It felt almost as good as when I stopped looking a Twitter a few months back ( a decision I have yet to regret).
Instead I caught up on other things.
Listening to Robert Plant
A long time ago I made a decision to go to Japan instead of Canada, It was a difficult choice as both countries have interested me over the years. Since I’m not going to be travelling in the immediate future. I will settle for a more vicarious experience of all things Canada this week.
Unfortunately I do not have an image that screams Canada so this red leaf will need to do…
Looked at Canadian photographers Farah Nosh, Douglas Kirkland and Yuri Dojc
Listening to another Canadian Serena Ryder
= It has been week of changes; Now the weather is improving and daylight savings has begun, I decided to start getting up at 4:30am. I prefer to avoid busy places and times so this works for me provided I sleep okay.
Looked at Sandro Baebler and Bastiaan Wouldt
Listening to David Gilmour. Whatever happened to epic guitar solos? (No, really, where did they go?)
I like finishing things or perhaps I dislike leaving things unfinished more. I’m not sure which… I do know that lately I have been able to call some things finished and it was satisfying.
Looking at Celine Chuon and Hedi Slimane
Listening to new music from Gary Numan. Devotees of synthesiser music will know the name and recall Tubeway Army with nostalgic fondness along with similar bands like Art of Noise, Kraftwerk or OMD. Garry’s new stuff reminds me of Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails… There is an intensity and darkness to it.
As finals fever grips the football faithful, my thoughts are on writing off 2017 to experience and making plans for 2018. I was never one to wait for New Year’s day to make resolutions…
One thing I resolved to do is look at all the old stuff I have saved to Feedly and cull some of it. I did rediscover some things though. like Maria Svarbova and Robin de Puy
Listening to Larkin Poe
Sometimes my perspective benefits from a reboot.
Looking and listening to Alison Wright who has a remarkable body of work reflecting a remarkable life
Feeling like the coffee is not enough this week.
Looking at Some contemporary Japanese photography as a prelude for attending Hokusai at NGV this weekend. Portraits by Hideaki Hamada and Irwin Wong. Two contrasting approaches to portraiture, one light, the other darker, more moody…
Listening to Monoral