This has been a difficult week and no cloud appears to have a silver lining right now. I will keep looking until I find one.
I have mentioned Jaleel King previously but his work gets better and better
Sue Bryce makes portraiture look effortless
Listening to Sophie Madeleine
Completed one exam, two workshops and now a new semester of Summer school starts this week. My unread pile continues to grow, I’m tired and perhaps a little stressed but I don’t mind.
I realised I have been focussed too much on my own issues and that getting some perspective was necessary, so that is what I have been looking for this week and I hope you get something out of this too.
It started on Twitter when I saw a number of photographers retweeting an appeal to fund a wheelchair for Jaleel King. I looked into it and this is simply a great story of the human spirit.
Fearless Jaleel King: Against All Odds from Mike Allebach on Vimeo.
Reading Jaleel’s blog I found links to the Help Portrait project. It is a really simple idea best explained in this video.
I cannot see a Melbourne group that is active at the moment and I’m not in a position where I can spare enough time to volunteer to start one right now but I will be donating to this with the intention to put more effort in after I graduate. If you read this and you decide to kick something off where you are, leave a comment so I know I did some good this week. Do we have a deal?
I also got to look at some classic portraiture by Philippe Halsman Hollywood stars in black and white.
Listening to… Katie Noonan cover a Neil Finn classic.