Looking and listening this week

Looking and listening this week

I was not expecting to spend my Sunday in an emergency ward. One of the most painful experiences I have ever had but the staff at Royal Melbourne were able to get me through that and back on my feet so many thanks go to them.

Looked at Antti Karppinen

Listening to Gabrielle Aplin while doing very little but what the doctor ordered.

 

Looking and listening this week

Looking and listening this week

Somewhere in among the contents of my file cabinet is a postcard I bought in the 80’s with this caption

Just when I thought I had my problems on the run, they re-qrouped and are making a counter attack..

It describes my current predicament perfectly. You just hope something better is coming around that corner.

Listening to Hannah Grace

 

Looking and listening this week

Looking and listening this week

So I’m stuck in a maze, there is a Minotaur in here somewhere and I suspect it is tracking me down using the trail of string I left to find my way back out … At least that’s what it feels like.

#mythologicalworldproblems

Looked at Louie Palu  An appropriate choice for Rememberance Day

Listening to Baby Animals getting the unplugged treatment on “Il Grande Silenzio”

Looking and listening this week

Looking and listening this week

Why is it that a shorter week means we have to cram a full week’s work into fewer days? While I’m in a questioning mood, why is it so hard to photograph a match head?

Looked at Daniel Norton

Listening to various covers of an 80’s classic because I like the variety of perspectives.

 

Although the original band has a real advantage…

And for those born after the original was released…

 

Looking and listening this week

Looking and listening this week

Transitions are tough things to manage when it’s just you. The more people you add, the harder it gets. In my humble opinion t may be easier to juggle water.

Looked at an exhibition of work by Silvia Silletto called Exquisite ladder held at the Noir Darkroom in Coburg. After I left, I was reminded of this quote;

”Art is a conversation. And if there’s no conversation, what the hell is it about?”

Lawrence Weiner.

I had a great conversation with Jessica, who is the driving force behind Noir Darkroom about analogue photography and the renewed interest in the medium.

Listening to a lot of game soundtracks lately as an alternative to the time sink that occurs when you get caught up in playing them…

 

Looking and listening this week

Looking and listening this week

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

Looking and listening this week

Looking and listening this week

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 

Looking and listening this week

Looking and listening this week

= 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?)

Looking and listening this week

Looking and listening this week

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.