Looking and listening this week

Looking and listening this week

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

A traveller’s tale

A traveller’s tale

I took myself to the National Gallery of Victoria to see some work shown for the Festival of Photography  It showcased the diversity of approaches to this medium but apart from Bill Henson, nothing really made me feel anything, although there were some techniques I would like to explore.

Looking and listening this week

Looking and listening this week

I got to see the Henry Talbot exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria Fed Square on Friday. The highlight for me was seeing the proof-sheets with markup for framing and selections. I could see the decisions he was making and it brought me back to my brief time as his student, working the image with each successive frame.

Listening to Stephen Cummings Mainly because it harks back to the time I spent with Henry. Those were simpler times…

 

Looking and listening this week

Looking and listening this week

The recent heat wave made reading difficult and I found myself listening and sleeping rather than looking at stuff over the weekend. A big sprinkler would have been refreshing!

I have nothing to complain about though as there were around 300 fires across the state and a lot of people are facing a difficult Christmas right now.

I was really pleased to see the National Gallery Victoria will be having a retrospective of work from my old teacher, Henry Talbot in May and I’m looking forward to seeing it.

Listening to Jess and Matt. I seem to have a thing for duos at present (and images of metal signs).

 

 

Looking and listening this week

Looking and listening this week

I want to start out by paying my respects to the citizens of Paris and the families of those who lost their lives on the weekend. Anybody who knows French history knows the price France has already paid for “Liberte Egalite Fraternite” since the birth of the republic.

That history clearly shows unity will triumph over evil, whatever the sacrifice, every single time.

So I mentioned what I have been looking at in my last post but I also managed to squeeze in a couple more things.

National Gallery Victoria has an exhibition featuring the colour blue or more specifically the use of Indigo to colour textiles and Cobalt in ceramics. Some nice work and since it is a single room, easy to get through in a lunch break.

There were some portfolios too. Peter Lippmann does fine art and commercial work (Note there is some not safe for work content… Sorry!). Meanwhile Chris Burkard is a surf photographer having a love affair with Icelandic landscapes. He also gives a pretty good TED Talk about having the courage and perseverance to create great images in extreme circumstances.

Listening to Busby Marou