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.

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Looking and listening this week

Looking and listening this week

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

Looking and listening this week

Looking and listening this week

At some point recently, I passed a milestone of working 35 years and while I have occasionally thought about what retirement could be like I realised that it’s a lot closer now, even if I have to work until I’m 70 to afford it.

This recent New York Times article on Annie Leibovitz caught my attention. I don’t think Annie is planning her retirement anytime soon but why would she?

Listening to some electronica curtesy of Scottish band CHVRCHES (not misspelt!) I always had a soft spot for this genre ever since The Art of Noise released Close to the edit back in 1984. Lauren Mayberry has this delicate child like quality to her voice that isn’t forced and group shows how much a three piece band is capable of.

Looking and listening this week

Looking and listening this week

Been revisiting old posts in this blog from early last year. Back then I was looking forward to graduating, getting time back to catch up with family and kick off a new portraiture project with a lot of energy and enthusiasm.

That didn’t happen. This has been a hard year and it’s not over yet. That simply means I have to work harder and smarter to get back to work on the goal.

Looking at work by Clay Cook and Kerik Kouklis

Listening to Kings of Leon

Looking and listening this week

Looking and listening this week

Events over the last week have reminded me that nothing is impossible, no matter how seemingly unlikely it seems and that any plans to travel to Europe may be more complicated. I only hope the underlying tensions in the United Kingdom start to subside quickly. I deal with enough politics as it is so there will be no more mentioned here…

Time for some fine art photography from Mary Anne Mitchell The work has this old world feeling to it, with a hint of surreal, which seems in keeping with recent events.

Listening to the Moon Loungers doing 80’s covers with some really clever acoustic arrangements and harmonies. I like to retreat into nostalgia… It’s like a nice cup of hot chocolate and an open fire on a winter’s day.

 

Looking and listening this week

Looking and listening this week

My ISP is having difficulties again. Since they own the cables there is no point changing to another provider. I cannot be bothered logging a call since they also insist on making you go through a pointless troubleshooting exercise before making you repeat it with a service desk person working off a script.

Between connection dropouts I was looking at the work of Ines Rehberger on Flickr.

Listening to Perfect Tripod